Bill Gates bought an electric car. And why is it a news?
World’s top billionaire Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft has bought a new vehicle. It’s a Porsche Taycan, which is an electric car. He revealed this in an interview with YouTuber Marques ‘MKBHD’ Brownlee. Mr. Gates revealed that this is the first-ever electric car which he bought. He says that there are more challenges and obstacles when it comes to electric cars.
Mr. Gates is the third richest man in the world according to the latest reports. He now focuses much on philanthropic efforts such as focusing on climate change and global health.
In this discussion, Bill Gates explained that electric cars have optimistic areas such as zero emissions. “I just got a Porsche Taycan, which is an electric car – and I have to say, well it’s a premium price car, but it’s very, very cool. That’s my first electric car, and I’m enjoying it a lot,” he says.
But apart from the higher prices, he highlights few drawbacks of electric cars which keep people away from buying them. He explains that the main problem is the range. As the batteries can only take you to a limited distance. In case of a non-electric combustion engine vehicle, once you reach this distance and the fuel is low, you can refuel in a gas station, in less than five minutes. But when it comes to an electrical, recharging takes a long time.
But Microsofts boss also highlights some other benefits of using an electric car. You don’t have to pay for gas. The maintenance costs are very low.
As another disadvantage, he says that the insurance premium of electric cars is relatively high.
Watch the discussion video here.