Which emissions? Elon Musk’s private jet completed more than 130 flights in 2022

Which emissions?  Elon Musk's private jet completed more than 130 flights in 2022

The billionaire Tesla CEO flew extensively in his Gulfstream G650ER last year, emitting an estimated 1895 tons of CO2.


Tesla boss Elon Musk collected many frequent flyer points with his private plane last year – and more than 1895 tons of carbon dioxide emissions.

His private jet, a Gulfstream G650ER with call sign and tail number N628TS, made a total of 134 flights in 2022, according to information compiled by Jack Sweeney, who runs a Twitter account tracking his movements.

The jet cost an estimated $2.6 million to operate, including $1.1 for fuel and other operating costs, and was reported to have generated nearly 1,900 tons of carbon dioxide emissions Business Insider.



It can fly up to 13,900 kilometers between refueling, enough for a non-stop trip from Sydney to Los Angeles.

Tracking information from Mr. Sweeney – @ElonJetNexDay – does not include whether Mr Musk was on the jet, the details of other passengers, or the exact distances traveled.



The data also has a one-day delay after Mr. Sweeney’s original real-time account was suspended by Twitter last year for claims it posed a potential security threat to Mr. Musk and his family.

It would also likely have taken Mr Musk to Qatar for the FIFA World Cup final in December 2022.



Its longest flight, recorded on July 18, 2022, was from Mykonos, Greece to Austin, Texas. Mr Musk was likely on board as he was pictured in Greece two days earlier.

According to statistics, the most common destinations for the Gulfstream jet included Los Angeles and Austin and Brownsville in Texas, all in the United States.

Paul Gover

Paul Gover has been a motoring journalist for more than 40 years and has worked for newspapers, magazines, websites, radio and television. A qualified general news journalist and sports reporter, his passion for driving has taken him to Wheels, Motor, Car Australia, Which Car and Auto Action magazines. He is a champion racer as well as a World Car of the Year judge.

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