Why Bill Gates bought a Porsche and NOT a Tesla as his first Electric Vehicle Description video: NOTE* I got the numbers wrong for the Tesla! it is actually 794 HP 920 ft lbs tq for the Tesla! so keep […]
Why Bill Gates bought a Porsche and NOT a Tesla as his first Electric Vehicle
NOTE* I got the numbers wrong for the Tesla! it is actually 794 HP 920 ft lbs tq for the Tesla! so keep that in mind. sorry for the mixup I didn’t find those numbers last night.\nI give my opinion as to why I believe #BillGates chose a #Porsche as his very first #ElectricCar ev and NOT a Tesla like everyone assumed he would do since it’s a smart car and very fast, it also lead the way into ev. Why Elon was so upset about and tweeting that Bill was underwhelming. At the end of the day Bill has his preference and he likes Porsche more than Tesla which is completely fine.
Bill Gates bought himself a Porsche electric car
Elon Musk is disappointed with this choice.
After multibillionaire Bill Gates, founder and CEO of Microsoft, bought an all-electric Porsche Taycan for himself, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted this..
«My negotiations with Gates were disappointing (to be honest)», – posted by Musk.
Gates spoke about his investment in one of Tesla’s rival cars in an interview with popular video blogger Mark Brownlee. Brownlee, mentioning Tesla, asked the billionaire about efforts to tackle climate change with clean energy products like electric cars..
Gates, 64, responded that EVs will continue to lag behind gasoline cars, but the emerging light vehicles are «one of the most encouraging» factors in reducing the cost of environmentally friendly alternatives.
«And of course Tesla, if you had to name one company that helped do this, they are», – said Gates. But he hasn’t bought one of the company’s cars yet: «I just got a Porsche Taycan».
«I have to say this is a premium price car, but it’s really, really cool, ”Gates added. – This is my first electric car, and I really like it».
Volkswagen’s Taycan Turbo sells in the US for $ 150,900, while the more expensive Turbo S costs $ 185,000. Tesla cars are also known to be expensive, but the base Model 3 sells for a much lower price of $ 39,490..
Musk reacted to the purchase of Gates by answering a Twitter user’s question why the Microsoft co-founder «decided to use Taycan instead of Tesla».
This isn’t the first time Musk has challenged one of his billionaire fellows on Twitter. The Tesla chief contested Mark Zuckerberg’s optimistic stance on artificial intelligence in 2017, stating that «Facebook boss’s understanding of the subject is limited».