27 Oct '17, 11am

VW targets Tesla with both barrels, views electric-car maker as important rival

Oslo street scene: Nissan Leaf, Volkswagen e-Golf, Tesla Model S, July 2015 Enlarge Photo The list of people and companies who want to be or want to make the "Tesla Fighter" is long and storied. Volkswagen has had some good things to say about the California-based electric-car maker, but it's also been working to take on the world's most lauded EV company. During a panel discussion in Germany last week, VW CEO Matthias Müller made some eye-opening comments about Tesla, saying it destroys hundreds of millions of dollars of capital and fires people willy-nilly. DON'T MISS: VW says it needs '40 gigafactories' by 2025 To audience applause, he also questioned Tesla's social conscience with these firings. In a video (in German) posted to YouTube, Müller also said it may take some companies—ahem—a lot of hard work to sell just 80,000 vehicles in a year, while in that same period,...

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