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Elon Musk Disses Name Of Porsche’s New And First-Ever Electric Car
By Thanussha Priyah, 09 Sep 2019
Image via Phil Stafford / Shutterstock.com
Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk has called out Porsche for the name of its first-ever all-electric car, which was revealed on Wednesday.
Porsche unveiled the ‘Taycan Turbo’ and its performance version, ‘Taycan Turbo S’, last week, and the cars immediately drew comparisons to Tesla’s luxury sedan, the ‘Model S’.
The features of the new vehicle include two electric motors, 800-volt battery, regenerative power without internal combustion engine.
With the ‘Taycan Turbo’ being the first emissions-free vehicle that works just as well as its gas-powered sports cars with quick acceleration, 670 horsepower and 161 mph top speed, Porsche joins in line with the rest of the all-electric cars in the market.
Stepping into the electric cars’ territory, one which Tesla has dominated, the ‘Taycan Turbo’ was under scrutiny by Musk himself.
Um @Porsche, this word Turbo does not mean what you think it does— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 5, 2019
Musk called out the ‘Turbo’ name for its oxymoron, as turbochargers are an additional feature that utilizes recycled exhaust gases to increase engine’s performance. However, a completely battery-powered all-electric car does not include fuel or exhaust gases.
This isn’t the first time Musk has shone a light on electric vehicles for its names. Previously, the Tesla CEO pointed out that Audi’s ‘etron’ closely resembled a slang word that means “poop” in French.
For someone who pays close attention to the names of vehicles, Musk’s products are branded as Models S, 3,X and Y, which form, “S3XY.” Coincidence? We think not.
“Stop sending me this étron” - Audi https://t.co/maschsi6HB— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 25, 2019
[via Mashable, image via Phil Stafford / Shutterstock.com]
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