While replying to one of Tesla fans on Twitter, Tesla CEO Elon Musk reacted to smartphone manufacturers marking their forays into the electric vehicles business.
Musk lives by his reputation for coming up with some witty responses on social media, and not shy away from slamming his competition. In his latest quip, he criticized a few new entrants in the EV segment.
One of Musk’s Twitter followers listed out the number of companies that recently ventured into the electric vehicle segment. The list included a slew of smartphone makers, some of whom have already unveiled the concept forms of their first cars at recent events.
The list featured Apple, which is still planning its first electric car. Aside from that, the list included Sony, Huawei, and other big players.
Taking a dig at these companies, the Tesla CEO, who is slated to host Saturday Night Live, pointed out “prototypes are easy, production is hard.”
Prototypes are easy, production is hard
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 3, 2021
Sony was one of the first companies to show ambition to build electric cars. The company surprised the world when it unveiled its first concept electric car Vision-S during CES 2020.
Apple is gearing up to take the wraps off its first electric car by 2025, according to HT Auto. The Cupertino-based tech behemoth has been in talks with several carmakers to share technological expertise.
Chinese smartphone makers including Huawei and Xiaomi have ventured into EV space as well. Huawei has already showcased its first extended-range electric SUV SF5 at the Shanghai Auto Expo.