Totalcar – Magazine – What is Elon Musk looking for at Volkswagen?

Volkswagen, which is emerging from the black smoke of the diesel scandal, is moving ambitiously towards the electric future, so it is planned that by 2030, half of the brand’s models will be available with electric propulsion. This will need to be properly pulled into the next tight decade, as in addition to ID.3 and ID.4, there will still be plenty of smaller and larger cars and plenty of development to succeed. If anyone really knows how to build an electric car empire, it’s Elon Musk, so Herbert Diess has met the Tesla leader again.

True, now, not because of a short test drive and not live, Elon Musk also joined a video conference in front of Volkswagen decision-makers to talk a little about manufacturing and decision-making processes. Such a move shows a mixed picture, especially in the situation that Diess is rumored to be in. The Volkswagen driver isn’t necessarily popular, especially since his last statement. And now involving the head of another company in VW’s affairs may be the opinion of many.

According to Elon Musk, Tesla’s success in the engineering approach is that it has such an eye not only on development but on the entire logistics. Diess also highlighted how quickly Tesla responded and switched to the new chip after the chip shortage. Volkswagen not only has plans for a sustainable future, but is also working on the problem of recycling old batteries, for example. By the end of the conversation, Diess agreed that bureaucracy within the company needed to be reduced so that decisions and thus improvements could be made more quickly.

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