Elon Musk defends oil industry entrepreneurs

Founder of Tesla, billionaire Elon Musk said for the first time that he understands the side of entrepreneurs in the fossil fuel sector, in an interview for the podcast Sway of The New York Times released on Monday (28). The electric car entrepreneur has always kept his speech reinforcing the harmful effects of the oil industry on the environment, but now says he understands that entrepreneurs built the fossil fuel industry before learning its harms and are working to support the economy.

He also said he understands U.S. President Donald Trump's support for the oil industry. According to Musk, Trump understands the importance of sustainable energy and supports the electric car industry when he can, but as a politician, has strong support coming from the oil industry.

Musk also stressed the importance of traditional automakers' investment in electric cars. "Before we were small fighting against the oil industry and also against the automakers. Now we have more support," he said.


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