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Musk Fires Back At Gates, Says He Has 'no Clue' About Powering Electric Truck by LadyExcellency: 9:51am On Sep 15, 2020
Nigeria Youths should acquire higher knowledge to challenge older generations.

Microsoft founder has touted biofuels as a possible alternative for commercial vehicles


Tesla CEO Elon Musk fired back at billionaire Bill Gates after the Microsoft co-founder cast doubt on technology's ability to bring electric vehicles into the world of long-haul trucking.

"What's your opinion about Bill Gates' declarations referred to electric trucks?" a Twitter user named Richard Reina asked Musk on Saturday.

Richard Reina
@richardreinariv
Replying to @elonmusk
Good Day. What's your opinion about Bill Gates' declarations referred to electric trucks? Regards
3:41 PM · Sep 12, 2020
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"He has no clue," Musk responded.



Gates touted biofuels – rather than battery power – as a possible solution for commercial vehicle.

"The problem is that batteries are big and heavy," Gates wrote in a blog post. "Even with big breakthroughs in battery technology, electric vehicles will probably never be a practical solution for things like 18-wheelers, cargo ships and passenger jets. Electricity works when you need to cover short distances, but we need a different solution for heavy, long-haul vehicles."


Tesla CEO Elon Musk introduces the Cybertruck at Tesla's design studio Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, in Hawthorne, Calif. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
Musk has reportedly directed Tesla to ramp up production of the Semi, a commercial vehicle with a range of up to 500 miles, for its upcoming debut, Reuters reported in June. As of 2019, companies including Pepsi, FedEx, Walmart, UPS and Sysco had placed orders for Tesla Semis.

In his blog post, Gates also left Tesla out of a list of companies that have made breakthroughs in electric vehicle technology, even though Tesla has furiously promoted its yet-to-debut Cybertruck.

Musk has repeatedly claimed that the coronavirus panic is overblown, while Gates has warned about the possibility of a world-changing pandemic for several years.

Musk has called Gates "underwhelming" and trolled the Microsoft co-founder with posts like "The rumor that Bill Gates [and] I are lovers is completely untrue."


https://www.foxbusiness.com/technology/elon-musk-bill-gates-electric-truck-criticism
Re: Musk Fires Back At Gates, Says He Has 'no Clue' About Powering Electric Truck by LadyExcellency: 10:11am On Sep 15, 2020
Nigerian Youths are here discussing politics and Buhari without innovations. We can start by pirating Chinese products as a stepping stone.

Yahoo boys and thiefing young politicians can enter into joint venture with our universities to start from somewhere since our politicians can't help out.
Re: Musk Fires Back At Gates, Says He Has 'no Clue' About Powering Electric Truck by Obdk: 10:22am On Sep 15, 2020
Bill gates always feeling like world president.. Na so dem talk say na Africa go suffer corona virus pass. Las las God pass dem

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