“Can we all just agree that pumping out carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, particulate matter, nitrogen oxide and sulphur dioxide from cars on all the streets around the world is maybe a bad idea,” Tesla tweeted. Minutes later, Musk posted: “In close traffic, poisonous gas spewing from the car in front of you goes straight into your AC intake. Good thing gas/diesel car makers didn’t cheat on their emissions or we’d be in real trouble.”
Tesla CEO Musk’s Twitter banter did not end with Volkswagen. Taking a swipe at Porsche Taycan’s “Turbo” label, he tweeted: “Um @Porsche, this word turbo does not mean what you think it does”.