As we reported last week, Musk has been in Germany to visit some of the Tesla-related projects.
It ended with news that Musk had to land at Brunsweig Airport, a facility mostly used by Volkswagen, which coincided with VW CEO Hebert Dias.
Volkswagen confirmed that the meeting took place, but did not elaborate on the nature of the meeting – leaving people to speculate about it.
German reports state that Hebert gave the Tesla CEO a preview of the ID.3 and ID.4 electric vehicles at the airport.
Now Hebert has released a video of VW ID.3 Driving Musk Test on his personal LinkedIn:
In the short video, you can see that the Tesla CEO asks basic questions about ID.3 and drives around the airport.
Musk is heard saying:
“I think it’s great for a non-sporty car.”
The automaker appears to be using it as part of its marketing strategy as it also tweeted Dias’ LInkedIn post:
VW is scheduled to begin delivery of the ID.3 electric car in Europe and the German automaker is expected to deliver tens of new cars after accumulating units for production for about a year before first delivery.
The ID.4 electric SUV is expected to follow shortly after and is set to be the VW’s first new EV based on the MEB platform to make it in America.
After the meeting last week, there was much speculation about the meeting.
It ranged from a partnership between Tesla and VW to a friendly meeting between just two auto executives, who have already admitted to being friends.
We discussed this on the last epoid of the Electroc podcast:
Personally, I felt it was just a friendly settlement meeting after Musk announced it to be in Germany.
I think the release of this kind of video supports that.
However, it must have had another purpose as well. Volkswagen’s PR department noticed that they were attempting to tell Elon some good things about the car such as using it in promotional materials.
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