Tesla employer Elon Musk has actually attended to 200 Volkswagen executives by means of a video call after an invite from the German carmaker’s CEO Herbert Diess, who wishes to galvanize VW’s leading brass for a quicker pivot to electrical cars.
The talk about Thursday by Musk to a VW supervisors event in Alpbach, Austria, verified by Diess by means of Twitter on Saturday after a report in Handelsblatt daily, consisted of appreciation of VW for being an “icon” and Tesla’s biggest opposition, Handelsblatt stated.
The paper stated that when asked by Diess why Tesla was more active than its competitors, Musk stated it boiled down to his management design which he is an engineer, to start with, and has an eye for supply chains, logistics and production.
In a post on Linkedin, Diess included that he had actually generated Musk as a “surprise guest” to drive house the point that VW requires quicker choices and less administration for what he called the most significant improvement in VW’s history.
“Happy to hear that even our strongest competitor thinks that we will succeed (in) the transition if we drive the transformation with full power,” Diess stated on Linkedin.
As an example of Tesla’s expertise, Diess stated it took the competitor just 2 to 3 weeks to reword software application to enable a switch from one kind of microchip, which headed out of stock, to another.
Diess stated in his Saturday tweet that VW, which has actually become the primary competitor to Tesla for worldwide electrical car supremacy, would continue its discussion with Tesla.
“We will visit you soon in Gruenheide,” the CEO stated.
Diess alerted last month that the prepared opening of Tesla’s vehicle factory at Gruenheide near Berlin, the business’s very first in Europe, will require regional market to step up its video game versus the fast-growing U.S. electrical car maker.
Tesla is waiting for last structure approval for the 5.8 billion euro ($ 6.8 billion) German website.
VW, in turn, prepares to develop 6 big battery factories in Europe by 2030 as part of an all-in bet on electrical movement.