Gates didn't exactly malign Tesla with his answer, telling Brownlee: "The premium today is there, but over the next decade - except that the [mileage] range will still be a little bit less - that premium will come to zero". If he was expecting kind words in return from Elon Musk, he apparently shouldn't have spoken about challenges that still lie ahead - or about his new Porsche.
The billionaire also added that even though many auto manufacturers have started production of electric passenger vehicles, the biggest concern lies with whether customers would be capable of affording the range.
"And certainly Tesla, if you had to name one company that's helped drive that, it's them", Gates told YouTuber Marques Brownlee.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Tuesday took a jibe at Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates after the world's second richest man declared he has bought his first electric vehicle - Porsche Taycan.
Musk did, however, praise Bill Gates' past chair-jumping abilities. "That's my first electric auto and I'm enjoying it a lot".
Tesla followed up by testing out its new tri-motor drivetrain at the same track in a "souped up" Model S, eventually beating the Taycan's record in an unofficially timed lap. After chiding the sports auto brand for using internal combustion engine nomenclature for the high-end version of its debut electric vehicle, he tweeted in September that it "does seem like a good auto".
The Twitter back-and-forth sparked an outpouring of responses, attracting hundreds of likes, comments and retweets and dividing opinions. "Not doing yourself any favours", one Twitter user posted, while another said: "Your profitability compared to Gates is underwhelming tbh".
But there were also plenty of Musk supporters, with one writing: "Won't be long before you're worth more than him anyway".
Olsen's former coach Ron Rivera is the new head man with the Redskins, but the upside of the Seahawks was too much to turn down. Veteran tight end Ed Dickson is a candidate to be released after missing most of his two seasons with Seattle due to injuries.
Chinese authorities confirmed earlier the new coronavirus could be transmitted from person to person causing severe pneumonia. The death toll now stands at 1,873 while the overall number of confirmed cases has skyrocketed beyond 73,000.
La Liga maintains the rights to give permission to sign players outside of the transfer window on a case-by-base basis. The France global , who joins fellow striker Luis Suarez on the sidelines, underwent surgery in Finland last week.
The ninth Democratic presidential debate is set for this week in Las Vegas , one of three such debates in February. Candidates need four national polls showing 10% or more of support, or 12% in two state polls of Nevada and SC .
There were 17,233 laboratory-confirmed flu cases in the week ending on February 8, the second-highest weekly total since 1999. Health officials said there have been almost 5,500 hospitalizations since the beginning of Ohio's flu season on September 29.
It's pretty simple: Don't do it. "I think the punishing, I think everything has been handled the wrong way", Markakis said. This is going to be a theme for the entire 2020 season, especially when the team hits the road for 81 games.
American gymnast Simone Biles won her third Laureus Sportswoman of the Year award at a gala that took place in Berlin, Germany. This after the team won the Rugby World Cup in Japan, losing only one game in the tournament.
We're told Ja'net hadn't complained of any specific ailments recently, and appeared to be in good health to those around her. Dubois's work on " The PJs " earned her two Emmys for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance in 1999 and 2001.
The U.S. evacuated 328 American passengers, with majority placed in a 14-day quarantine at military bases in California and Texas. These included suspected, confirmed, clinically diagnosed, and asymptomatic cases in China as of February 11.
They were isolated from other passengers on the flight, but it's unclear where they are being treated upon arrival to the bases. In all, 328 Americans were evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, 177 of whom went to Travis. "Here I go again".
John Beilein, Cavaliers Agree To Part Ways
Beilein struggled with the stress of losing games and the lack of control he felt within the locker room, league sources said. In January, Beilein referred to his players as "thugs" during a film session, later clarifying he meant to say "slugs".
No new coronavirus cases under investigation in Ontario
There had been a further 1,693 cases detected in Hubei, the epicentre of the outbreak, taking the total in the province to 61,682. The US evacuated 328 American passengers, with majority now in a 14-day quarantine at military bases in California and Texas.
McIlroy offers excuses for Genesis fail
Tournament host Tiger Woods had a disappointing weekend at Pacific Palisades, hitting a 77 on Sunday to end on eleven-over-par. Adam Scott reflects on the record of a first PGA Tour victory since 2016 with a two-shot victory at the Genesis Invitational.
Paan shops sealed, dogs caged ahead of Trump’s visit
The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has issued a notice to evacuate the house to the slum dwellers in Motera area. The US President will visit the famous Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad and take part in a roadshow with Modi.
Warren Buffett Invests in Kroger
That might seem like a massive sale, but it's closer to a rounding error for the billionaire investor and Berkshire Hathaway CEO. The stock has skyrocketed more than 85% to $325 since then, boosting Apple's market capitalization to more than $1.4 trillion.
Saints’ Drew Brees announces he’ll return for 2020 season
Brady obviously would be the best quarterback available if he reached the open market, but he'll be 43 years old in August. Two of his wins as a starter came against quality opponents in the Seattle Seahawks and Dallas Cowboys.