General Motors Just Reentered the Race to Beat Tesla

A typical internal combustion engine has around 200 parts that need to be maintained and possibly replaced if they wear out. An electric vehicle takes that number down to around 20.

Add to that the fact EVs do not directly emit carbon emissions and generally respond faster and better than traditional gas-powered vehicles, and California’s recent controversial decision to get internal combustion engine-powered vehicles off the road in 13 years doesn’t seem so crazy .

Elon Musk has known this for some time – Tesla (TSLA) has become the No. 1 EV maker in the world on its premise that gasoline-powered engines are an antiquated and outdated concept destined for the history books.


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