Tesla CEO Elon Musk once more took a swipe at gas-powered automakers calling their vehicles “so last century.” 

In a tweet over the weekend, Musk slammed gasoline-run vehicles and called them a “passing fad.” He went on to say that “gas cars are so last-century!” and added that “they look cool in a museum.” Musk has always been very vocal about his hate for anything that runs on internal combustion engines. 

What’s more, the outspoken CEO also lambasted well-established automakers when it comes to their production of electric vehicles that could compete to Tesla’s fairly popular variants, describing the vehicles a few months ago to “have no soul or no heart, and they wonder why nobody feels anything for them.” 

The CEO went on further to say that come the year 2022, owning a gas-powered vehicle would be similar to “owning a horse.” 

Musk’s confidence could be coming from a lot of scenarios. It’s yet-to-be-launched Tesla pickup, for example, is already making waves even if there are no actual units that people have seen. In fact, the mysterious electric utility vehicle actually outshone the Ford F-150 in a survey conducted a few months ago. 

In a Twitter traffic survey conducted by Autowise, interest in the Tesla brand exceeded that of the F-150 in 26 U.S. states. According to a report, the data was gathered using geotagged information and was used to create a “map” courtesy of TrendsMap. The survey was done after Musk’s podcast interview with Ride The Lightning wherein he discussed what to expect from the EV utility vehicle. 

Despite this, there’s still no denying that gas engines hold a big chunk of car sales in America. In a report, it was recorded that the U.S. automobile market reached a whopping 17 million units sold per year. Out of these, Tesla only contributed 158,219 cars for the first half of 2019. And although the company targets to deliver up to 400,000 vehicles this year, Tesla will only cover a portion of what’s expected to be sold overall. 

Despite poor sales in the American market, Tesla is actually making grounds on electric vehicle sales in other countries, including China and some parts of Europe.

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