September 7 (UPI) — Electric car maker Tesla and Volkswagen have established alliances in the field of automotive electrification, according tomedia reports. Healthy competition and good relationships always make businesses thrive, as Volkswagen and Tesla seem to be. In the electric car sector, the two companies are arguably competitors.
However, Elon Musk, Tesla’s chief executive, has recognised that Herbert Diess, Volkswagen’s chairman, is an ally and is driving the company’s shift to electrification. He went so far as to say: “Dees has done more in electric cars than any other big carmaker. Anyway, he has my support. “
Last week, Musk met with Dees in western Germany. During the meeting, Musk not only tested VW’s ID.3 electric car, but also looked at VW’s ID.4 electric SUV, which will be released later this year.
Volkswagen’s I.D. project has launched its first mass-produced model, the Volkswagen ID. 3, the car has been highly rated by experts and is considered a direct competitor to Tesla.
Musk and Dees are also understood to have discussed the future of the two companies, or rather the future of VW’s electrification, and perhaps a partnership with Tesla.
Dees has long supported Tesla, especially Musk’s achievements in electric vehicles. In July, he posted LinkedIn: “Musk has achieved what many believe is impossible. “