Herbert Dees, Chairman of the Volkswagen Group, has apparently appeared on the social media list recently, following up on his message about Elon Musk’s visit with some new details about the Tesla CEO’s test drive session. Apart from this, Diess also revealed that he was able to test drive the Model Y recently, and based on his statements about the all-electric crosshair, he appears to be impressed with Tesla’s latest innovation.
As Des noticed, he and co-worker Frank Welch were able to ride the Model Y. Volkswagen Group CEO described the all-electric crossover as A “reference” for automakers Like VW, at least in terms of the vehicle’s user experience, driving features, performance, and range, to name a few. Deiss also praised the Model Y for being a car built from the ground up as an electric car – something the Volkswagen CEO feels lacks other veteran automakers who are also shooting electric cars.
“Of course I also tested the Tesla Model Y – with my colleague Frank Welch. This car is for us in many aspects (not in everything!) A reference: user experience, upgradeability, driving features, top-model performance, charging grille, and range. Big advantage: The Model Y was thought of as an electric vehicle – as with ID.3. Many of our competitors still use their ICE platforms. Deiss wrote: The result: They didn’t get the best electric vehicles.
Overall, the Volkswagen Group CEO deserves a great deal of credit for validating the advantages of Tesla and its cars in the electric vehicle segment. Despite what it looks like Casting shadows on competitors Like Daimler – whose electric vehicles like the Mercedes-Benz EQC are still built on current ICE platforms – Diess has certainly emphasized his support for electric vehicle movement in his position on the Model Y. It takes a true backer of EVs, in the end, to openly acknowledge the competitor’s advantage.
Aside from sharing his thoughts on the Model Y, Diess has also posted a selfie in which he shows himself, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, and Volkswagen ID.3. In his post, the Volkswagen CEO debunked rumors that Tesla and Volkswagen were working on a collaboration. These rumors appeared primarily due to Elon Musk test drive ID.3, As well as the remarkable camaraderie between Des and the CEO of Tesla.
In his position, the Volkswagen CEO stated that only Musk’s visit Included a conversation and a test drive, nothing else. Deiss wrote, “Just to be clear: We only led ID.3 and had a conversation – no agreement / cooperation in the making.”
Elon Musk and Herbert Diess are arguably the two most vocal proponents of electric cars today. Both executives defended each other against critics in the past, with Musk stating that Deiss was doing more than his peers in the transition to sustainability, and the CEO of Volkswagen Group told reporters that Tesla was no longer a specialist in the automotive industry but rather a legitimate mass manufacturer. – Market cars such as Model 3.