The New Private Jet from Elon Musk is Amazing. But how damaging is it to the environment?

The world’s richest man has added a Gulfstream G700 to his remarkable collection of four planes by placing an order for one.
Elon Musk, a frequent traveller, really has a sizable collection of aircraft.

A modest fleet of four private aircraft, consisting of three Gulstreams and one Dassault, is owned by the billionaire (or billion air?) owner of Tesla, Space X, and most recently, Twitter.

Austonio, a news source, said that Musk intends to expand his family by having a child. The most recent model of business jet manufacturer Gulfstream, the G700, was just ordered by him. Early in 2023 is when he should receive delivery of the aircraft.
An estimate for the Gulfstream G700’s price is $75 million. When compared to Saudi Prince Al Waleed’s Airbus A380, which sells for a mere $500 million, it seems like a lot.
But the G700 is still impressive. It is “the most capacious, inventive, and versatile cabin in the business,” according to Gulfstream. The galley has four living spaces, can accommodate up to 19 people, and can house up to 13 people in beds.
The jet can fly for 27.5 hours without refuelling and reaches speeds of 690 mph thanks to its Rolls-Royce Pearl engines.
Musk will undoubtedly put a lot of miles on his new toy. He travelled around Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East on 250 occasions in 2018, according to flight data acquired by The Washington Post. 150,000 miles were covered in total.

Lovely wings, poor air

However, not everyone is happy about Musk’s new acquisition. The impact of these private planes on the climate, according to scientists and environmentalists, is significant.

According to a Transport & Environment research from 2021, only 1% of persons are responsible for 50% of the world’s aviation emissions. Figuring out the arithmetic is not difficult.

Fewer passengers using larger, carbon-emitting aircraft have a disproportionately negative impact on the environment.

According to data, the world’s richest 10% emit as much carbon dioxide in a single year as the world’s lowest 10% do over the course of more than two decades.

The jet collector’s upcoming acquisition ought to be an electric or hydrogen-powered jet.

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