In response to the Tesla scene in Netflix's futuristic movie "Leave the World Behind," Elon Musk appeared undisturbed, leveraging the moment to showcase Tesla's resilience. He took to X, formerly known as Twitter, affirming Tesla's adaptability: "Even if we find ourselves in a fully Mad Max world, Teslas can draw power from solar panels, eliminating the need for gasoline!"
It's worth noting that Tesla's self-driving features only activate with a driver present, making the concept of a fleet of rogue Model 3s a far-fetched scenario.
Looking ahead, Tesla's recent introduction of the Cybertruck adds a futuristic dimension to their lineup. Musk claims it can briefly function as a boat and possesses impressive off-road capabilities, envisioning potential use in real-life chase scenes reminiscent of Mad Max.
Musk's assertion about solar panels tapping into renewable energy aligns with sustainability goals, especially if gasoline becomes scarce in the future. Additionally, while electric vehicles (EVs) require an initial investment, they ultimately offer cost savings through reduced fuel expenses.
Moreover, EVs boast environmental advantages, generating significantly less planet-warming emissions throughout their lifecycle compared to traditional vehicles. Their absence of tailpipe emissions contributes to cleaner air quality, improving overall environmental conditions.
Musk's supporters echoed this sentiment, emphasizing the practicality of owning a Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) during extended power outages, as they can be recharged using stationary batteries, wind, or solar power, in contrast to Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles.
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