You’ll find far nastier exchanges on social media, but it’s clear that Musk is not a big fan.
Their ‘beef’, for lack of a better word, is well-documented, and in February, Musk said that his conversations with the Microsoft founder had been “underwhelming”.
That time the dig stemmed from the fact that Gates bought an all-electric Porsche Taycan, rather than a Tesla.
It seems that Musk has a rather fragile ego, on show again with his latest tweet.
Gates detailed his thoughts on electric vehicles in a blog post in August, explaining why he was dubious about the potential for EVs as long-haul vehicles. His reason: “batteries are big and heavy.”
…The philanthropist steered instead towards “cheap, alternative fuels” — particularly biofuels — as a possible viable solution for commercial vehicles. But he gave credit to legacy automakers GM and Ford and new carmarkers Rivian and Bollinger for their advancements in producing all-electric pick-up trucks.
Telsa was not mentioned on the list.