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Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk has long predicted the imminent end of the fossil fuel era. But it took a couple of tweets between him and another billionaire, Australia’s Mike Cannon-Brookes, on Friday to highlight just how close this is.
Six months ago, Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk signalled the end of the internal combustion engine when he unveiled the Tesla Model 3. On Friday, Musk unveiled the latest elements of his plan to lead a global push to 100 per cent renewable energy.
The shift from petrol cars to electric vehicles appears to be more than a consumer-driven, Tesla-inspired phenomenon. The big utilities are also getting on board.
‘Adios gas-powered cars.’ That was the reaction of Barclays analyst Brian Johnston last week to news that Tesla Motors had received orders for nearly 200,000 of its Model 3 electric vehicle in less than two days.