Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has been an early adapter of the electric vehicle craze. And as the owner of a Porsche Taycan, estimated to cost in excess of $150,000, he would know a bit about whether going electric is indeed the future of the automobile industry. “I just got a Porsche Taycan, which is an electric car — and I have to say, 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 told a popular tech host on YouTube.
However, when asked if there’s anything other than the price that might dissuade people from going electric, Gates said the limited capabilities of their batteries could be one reason. “If you want to go longdistance, the pervasiveness of recharging, the time to recharge, compared to the filling up a tank of gas,” he said.