VW CEO Herbert Dias is mocking his friendly rivalry with Tesla CEO Elon Musk in his Twitter debut as he tries to position Volkswagen as a leader in electrification.
Tesla and Twitter
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is an avid Twitter user and managed to make more than 42 million people on the platform.
You could easily argue that Musk’s Twitter account is an important asset to Tesla, one of the main ways for a automaker to disseminate information about its products, services and technology.
Musk has also used the platform to help people at Tesla recruit and get feedback from customers.
We recently reported on Tesla hiring people to address Elon Musk’s complaints on Twitter.
On the other hand, the CEO also used the platform to spread misinformation about the Kovid-19 epidemic.
VW CEO Herbert Dias leads Musk on Twitter
While they are technically competitive, Dias and Musk say they have friendly relations.
The two met at the end of last year when Dias showed Musk a VW ID.3.
Dias often publicly shares that he admires what Musk and Tesla did for the electrification of the industry, and since becoming CEO of Volkswagen in 2018, he led Tesla in key aspects of electrification Tried to drive the German automaker to capture.
Now, Dias is also trending on Twitter, and in his first tweet, he decided to poke fun at his rivalry with Musk:
While the comment is clearly tongue-in-cheek, it could actually help VW’s electrification effort if Dias could spread more information about VW’s electric vehicles to the strong electric vehicle community on Twitter.
Diasch is trying to accelerate some of Tesla’s stock market on the Volkswagen Group.
Tesla is worth 8 times the price The German automaker is investing heavily in electric vehicles and battery production despite Volkswagen’s $ 100 billion valuation.
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