Jay Leno on Tuesday told CNBC that electric cars are the future and that the days are numbered on gasoline-powered cars.
"I have a Tesla. I've had it for three years. I've never done anything. There are no fluids to change." For new technology to succeed, it can't be the same, "he said." It has to get better, and [Tesla] somehow solved the battery problem. It can go 350 to 400 miles at a cost. … There is no maintenance. They are faster than the petrol car. So there is almost no reason to have a petrol car unless you do long distance. "
This is not the first time Leno has made famous electric car manufacturer and CEO, Elon Musk.
" It's a tough business to get into and the fact that Tesla takes once ̵
" Here's a guy building an American car in America using American labor and paying them union wages – the whole thing. Why don't you have reason to succeed? I don't quite get it, "the comedian said of Musk.
Leno suggested on Tuesday that he sees electric cars take over the car industry in the future as technology advances.
" Steam ran everything from 1800 to about 1911. When the combustion took over from 1911 to right now. And I predict that a child born today is likely to have as much chance of driving in a petrol car as people today have driven a car with a stick change, "he told CNBC.
" They will still be nearby. There just aren't many of them. "
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