The head of Tesla Elon Musk has repeatedly talked about the benefits of electric vehicles over conventional fuel solutions. In his new statement, he called the usual internal combustion engines “last century” and predicted to them the unenviable fate of Museum exhibits.
In his Twitter account the eccentric billionaire said that the traditional powertrain vehicles – no more than a “transient fad” that will soon “be cool to look except at the Museum.”
Note, he even compared them with steam engines, hinting at aging technology in comparison with electric drives.
The number of functioning EVS. According to a nonprofit organization Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW), in 2019 the number of active electric vehicles amounted to 5.6 million, 64% more than in 2018.
According to the center, a world leader in the transition to electric engines was China (2.2 million cars), the second place occupy the USA (1.1 million). Most recently was models make up the new Tesla.
The share of electricity from renewable sources is significantly less than traditional. However, according to Business Insider, most of the electric vehicle continues to be charged from power stations that use a classic steam turbine. In the US, only 17% of the electricity produced from renewable sources, and 63.5 per cent – from power plants that use fossil fuels: oil, coal and natural gas.
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