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Musk fires back at Gates, says he has 'no clue' about powering electric trucks
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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.
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"What's your opinion about Bill Gates' declarations referred to electric trucks?" a Twitter user named Richard Reina asked Musk on Saturday.
"He has no clue," Musk responded.
Gates touted biofuels – rather than battery power – as a possible solution for commercial vehicles in late August.
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"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."