17 Jul '17, 2pm

VW Will Start Throwing its Weight Around to Beat Tesla

With automakers rushing into the EV market like Forty-niners, they inevitably look towards Tesla. Volkswagen is no exception to that trend and now Herbert Diess, VW’s CEO, says the automaker will be able to “stop” the current EV-leader because it has “abilities Tesla doesn’t have.” Those abilities, for the record, are global scale and manufacturing expertise, which Diess describes as unmatched. And as the world’s largest automaker, there’s at least some credence to his argument. Using that scale and manufacturing expertise, Diess not only hopes that VW will overtake Tesla, he intends for the people’s car to become the world’s leading EV maker. To do that, they will need affordable cars. That will look like the I.D. concept, expected to arrive in 2019 or 2020. Things look good for that car’s progress, too. Automotive News reports that the final design for the production ver...

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