A local German media outlet has reported that on Thursday, Elon Musk, CEO OF Tesla had a special meeting with Herbert Diess the chairman of the management board of Volkswagen Group. On Thursday, Musk paid his first visit to the Giga Berlin, as it has come to known. He said, “We want to make this a really fun place to work,” he said, adding that construction at the site near the A10 was moving very quickly.
„Thanks for the visit, Elon! Hope you like the video. It was great driving the ID.3 with you! You were just quite critical with the available torque at higher speed. I told you: "Yes, we are on the runway – but no need for take off – its not a sports car.” For this you should try our Porsche Taycan. Looking forward to our next meeting!“Yours Herbert Diess
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After the visit to the factory, Musk was expected to fly back to the USA. Elon Musk’s private jet, the “Gulfstream G650”, took off from Berlin-Schönefeld Airport the plane landed at Braunschweig Airport. The reason for the stopover was a visit to VW boss Herbert Diess. Just hours before the meeting, Musk told fans outside Gigafactory Berlin that he thought Volkswagen was doing a lot for electrification.
— Volkswagen Group (@VWGroup) September 7, 2020
The meeting was confirmed by Volkswagens representatives. In the two hour meeting with Volkswagens boss, Elon Musk test drove his direct EV competition the Volkswagen’s electric model I.D 3. Elon Musk also inspected the I.D.4, Volkswagen’s electric SUV which is set to launch at the end of this year, just a year after Tesla launched its Cybertruck.