Billionaire Elon Musk is thrilled that car aficionado Jay Leno is a Tesla lover who believes that electric cars are the future. | Source: (i) Frederic J. BROWN / AFP (ii) Photo by Richard Shotwell / Invision / AP, File; Edited by CCN
Billionaire Elon Musk is thrilled that car aficionado Jay Leno is a Tesla lover who’s confident that electric cars are the future of the auto industry.
Musk tweeted his approval of Leno’s prior remarks, when he said that the days of gasoline-fueled cars are coming to an end. “Jay Leno really knows his cars!” Musk gushed.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 7, 2019
Leno: Tesla is very low-maintenance
Hours earlier, Leno told CNBC (video below) that gasoline-powered cars will eventually be replaced by electric cars.
Leno, the former host of the “Tonight Show,” currently stars on the CNBC show “Jay Leno’s Garage.” Season five of the weekly show premieres on Aug. 28.
Leno is an avid car collector who owns 286 vehicles. Among his favorite is the Tesla, which he bought in 2016.
Leno says what he loves about his Tesla is how low-maintenance is it.
“I have a Tesla. I’ve had it for three years. I’ve never done anything. There’s no fluids to change.”
Leno: ‘There’s almost no reason to have a gas car’
Leno predicts that a child born today “probably has as much chance of driving in a gas car as people today have been driving a car with a stick shift.”
The comedian says gasoline-fueled cars will still be around in the future,