When asked whether Dieselgate would cause people to lose faith in green technologies, Musk said “I think it’s more the opposite. What Volkswagen is really showing is that we’ve reached the limit of what’s possible with diesel and gasoline. The time has come to move to a new generation of technology.”
The man may be on to something. Carmakers the world over are racing to get in on the burgeoning electric vehicle market. Even Apple recently announced its intentions to launch an electric car in 2019. Then again, maybe Musk is just hoping to shift a few more Teslas off the lot. He can hardly be called unbiased in the gas vs. electric debate.
Skip to 1:11 in the video above to hear his comments.