Geist announced his purchase in an interview with blogger Marquez Brownley released last week. I just got a Porsche Taycan – it’s a premium model, but it’s a very, very cool electric car, “he said.
Gates also drew attention to the high price (from $185,000) and the fact that it takes longer to charge electric vehicles than to refuel vehicles with internal combustion engines.
My conversations with Gates have been underwhelming tbh
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 18, 2020
According to Geist, voiced in an interview, electric cars will still lag behind sales of gasoline cars. However, the new electric models gave hope that environmentally-friendly vehicles are becoming more affordable. He added that the company that helped make the difference is Tesla.
The Bloomberg agency said that Musk is not the first time criticizing other billionaires. In 2017, he criticized Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, questioning his understanding of the risks of artificial intelligence. In 2019, he called Jeff Bezos a copycat, after which the latter began work on a satellite project that could compete with the SpaceX Musk program.