Elon Musk Test Drives Rival Volkswagen’s ID.3, electronic car

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  • Highlights –  CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk was reportedly in Germany this week. 
  • He was on a visit to his under-construction factory and then took a detour to meet Volkswagen’s CEO.
  • Elon Musk also drove Volkswagen’s upcoming electronic car.
Tesla Inc’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Elon Musk is a name familiar to almost everyone. He is wildly known for his out of the box creative technical ideas. Many people consider him as a sort of superhero. Elon Musk is an iconic figure who has specialized in multiple fields, such as:
  • Space,
  • Electronic Car
  • Coding
  • Business.
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Elon Musk’s Surprise Visit To His Rival

CEO of Tesla visited Germany to meet several officials regarding the project of his new Gigafactory. Officials stated and assure that he will be completely backed by the Government of Germany. And that they will also support his project of Gigafactory Berlin. In case you are unaware, Musk is building a new Gigafactory outside Berlin. And many hoped that his final way was to visit his upcoming factory. Along with this Elon Musk also visited Tesla’s Project with CureVac. The project is related to the production of RNA printers that will help in the rapid production of the COVID 19 vaccine. The vaccine to fight against novel coronavirus is right now under production.
But Musk surprised everyone when he visited Volkswagen AG CEO Herbert Diess. Diess is one of the biggest rivals as well as a competition for Musk. It was a Thursday evening when both CEOs met each other at Braunschweig Airport. Reportedly the meeting lasted for two hours or so.
During these two hours, Elon Musk also test drove Volkswagen’s ID.3, electronic car. A spokesperson for Volkswagen denied giving any remark on the meeting. While the spokesperson of Tesla was out of reach. Elon Musk was also scheduled to meet Germany’s economic minister Peter Altmaier.

Diess Praised Elon Musk

Elon has been on a visit to the largest economy of Europe, Germany. He visited a pharmaceutical company regarding some projects and then some officials. Gigafactory will be Tesla’s first factory in Europe to assemble a car. It could make 500,000 every year. The factory will also manufacture its batteries. Elon stated, “It will be the first time that there will be a transformation in the core structural design of the vehicle. It’s quite a big thing. The three elements needed for a sustainable energy future are sustainable-energy generation, energy storage, and sustainable transport, electric cars.”
Diess has appreciated Elon Musk many times in the past. Recently he said, “Elon Musk delivers results that many did not think possible. They show: you can be profitable with electric cars. As one of the few car manufacturers (Porsche AG also, for example), Tesla will drive through the corona crisis without a quarter of losses.”

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