- The founder of Tesla Inc, Elon Musk, has reacted to a purchase of a Porsche Taycan by Microsoft founder, Bill Gates
- Musk described the purchase as "underwhelming" but Gates saw it as very cool
- Musk's reaction came after an unofficial Twitter account responded to Gate's purchase of the car
Tesla Inc’s founder, Elon Musk, has reacted to a purchase of an electric Porsche by Microsoft founder, Bill Gates.
Musk reportedly tweeted that Gates had been “underwhelming” after news of the purchase became public.
Gates revealed the purchase of the Porsche Taycan in the course of an interview with YouTuber, Marques Brownlee.
He is reported to have discussed the state of electric cars in general, noting that their range still falls below that of traditional gasoline vehicles. Consumers may experience "anxiety" about this when buying one, he said.
Briefly.co.za understands that the car’s price starts at about $150,000 (R2.2 million).
Musk’s tweet surfaced after an unofficial Tesla news account expressed disappointment with Gates over his decision, Business Insider reports.
This stems from the fact that the electric car is seen as a direct rival to a number of Tesla cars.
According to Gates, the car he ordered is "very, very cool, that's my first electric car, and I'm enjoying it a lot," he added.
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