What do Bill Gates and Porsche have in common? A Porsche Taycan
Bill Gates talks about his Electric Vehicle Porsche Taycan

What do Bill Gates and Porsche have in common? A Porsche Taycan

(The Philippine Star) - February 24, 2020 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Tech wizard, billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates is a known Porsche enthusiast, having been known to own a 911 Turbo, as well as the legendary 959. In a recent interview with YouTube tech video and podcast creator Marques Brownlee, the Microsoft founder bared he recently purchased his first-ever electric vehicle, or EV. And, not surprisingly, it’s the fully electric Porsche Taycan four-door sports car.

In the video chat with Brownlee (also known to fans as “MKBHD”), Gates shared his views on the impact of climate change, specifically calling for “historic levels of global cooperation” to tackle this. One of the ways to address this, he said, was by reducing emissions across various industries through the use of technologies. Recognizing that the “green approach will still cost more than the dirty approach,” Gates said people should be “willing to pay extra” for some of the activities meant toward such a goal—like driving EVs.

The Taycan from inside

“I just got a Porsche Taycan… and I have to say—I mean, it’s a premium-price car, but it is very, very cool. That’s my first electric car and I’m enjoying it a lot,” Gates said, revealing his own steps in adopting sustainable mobility while at the same time acknowledging consumers’ concern over EVs’ range as an issue. Still, the tech giant called electric-powered passenger cars as “one of the more hopeful” areas when it comes to addressing climate change.

Despite its sedan configuration, the Taycan is a genuine sports car more closely related to the legendary Porsche 911 than to the Porsche Panamera luxury model. The Taycan pairs typical Porsche performance and connectivity with everyday usability, and its advanced production methods and features set new standards in sustainability and digitalization. Three versions of the Taycan are currently available.

The Taycan is currently being built, with the first batch of vehicles set to arrive this year in markets across the globe. Included among these markets is the Philippines.

For information, visit porsche.com.ph, facebook.com/porschecentrephilippines, and instagram.com/porsche_philippines. Or call 0917-880-0328 or 78727-0381.

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