The head of Tesla Elon Musk has repeatedly spoken about the advantages of electric cars over traditional gasoline solutions. In his new statement, he called the usual for most car owners ICE "last century" — and predicted them the unenviable fate of Museum exhibits.
In his Twitter blog, the eccentric billionaire said that the traditional power plant vehicles — no more than a "transient hobby", which soon "will look cool except that in the Museum." He even compared them to steam engines, hinting at the obsolescence of technology compared to electric drives.
According to the non-profit organization Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW), this year the number of active electric vehicles amounted to 5.6 million — 64% more than in 2018. According to the center, the world leader in the transition to electric motors was China (2.2 million cars), the second place is occupied by the United States (1.1 million). Most of the newly registered models are new Tesla.
However, according to Business Insider, most of the electric vehicle continues to be recharged from power plants that use classical steam turbine. In the United States, only 17% of electricity is produced from renewable sources, and 63.5% — from power plants using traditional hydrocarbon fuels: oil, coal and natural gas.