Herbert Diess

New Volkswagen CEO Ends ‘Friendly’ Rivalry with Elon Musk: Report

Volkswagen Group’s new CEO, Oliver Blume, isn’t interested in continuing his predecessor Herbert Diess’s longstanding “friendly rivalry” with Tesla CEO Elon Musk — reports Fortune. According to the publication, Blume told company managers in a meeting earlier this week that he has no plans to cozy up to the CEO of Volkswagen’s foremost competitor, which […]

Volkswagen Can Beat ‘Weakening’ Tesla by 2025, Says CEO to Workers

Volkswagen AG CEO Herbert Diess said in an address to employees this week that the company could overtake Tesla to become the top electric vehicle (EV) maker in the world by 2025 — reports the Financial Times. Diess said Tesla is “weakening” as it tries to ramp up production at its new Gigafactories in Austin, […]

Volkswagen Loses 2 EV Executives as ID.4 Production Ramps Up in U.S.

Volkswagen Group of America has lost two key electric vehicle executives, ahead of the company’s plans to ramp up production of its ID.4, reports Automotive News. VW Group of America’s vice president for e-mobility, Matt Renna, has departed the company. He has since become head of hardware for autonomous delivery vehicle company Nuro in March, […]

Tesla is ‘Quite Ahead’ Says Volkswagen CEO in 60 Minutes Interview [VIDEO]

Herbert Diess, CEO of veteran German automaker Volkswagen, recently sat down with Lesley Stahl for an interview on CBS‘s 60 Minutes. The two started off by talking about Volkswagen’s production and supply chain woes amidst Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine. Last month, Volkswagen delayed the ID.5 electric vehicle (EV) to May after the war cut […]

VW CEO Rides in First ID. Buzz Autonomous Test Drive [VIDEO]

Following reports earlier this month saying that the Volkswagen ID Buzz would also be developed into an autonomous vehicle, the company’s top executive has taken the first ride in the driverless vehicle through a German city. Volkswagen’s CEO Herbert Diess took the ID Buzz around Munich for its first autonomous drive this week, according to […]

Volkswagen CEO Unveils Elon Musk as Surprise Guest to Inspire Executives

At a Volkswagen managers gathering in Alpbach, Austria, on Thursday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk addressed 200 of the German carmaker’s executives via video conference. During the event, Musk touched upon the secret sauce to his leadership of Tesla, his thoughts on VW as a competitor, and more, reports Reuters. Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess later confirmed […]

Elon Musk ‘Changing the World With His Ventures’, Says VW CEO

It’s hard to pin down exactly how the head of Volkswagen feels about Tesla, with statements earlier this year saying that the company hopes to “get close and overtake Tesla” as an electric vehicle (EV) leader in the world, then last month praising the company’s Supercharger network. On Monday, when asked if he saw any […]

Volkswagen Wants to ‘Get Close and Overtake’ Tesla, Says CEO

Volkswagen (VW) denied claims that it would join forces with Tesla on Tuesday, responding to “Squawk Box Europe” on whether the company would rule out future deals with the electric vehicle (EV) company, as reported by CNBC. VW CEO Herbert Diess said, “No, we haven’t considered [it], we are going our own way. We want […]

VW CEO Joins Twitter, Throws Shade at Tesla and Elon Musk

Volkswagen is a major auto brand, and is, thus far, the only major automaker to truly put up a fight against Tesla. Still, it’s worth a small fraction of Tesla’s market capitalization, so the fight’s far from over. On Thursday, Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess created his own Twitter account, and tweeted his first message straight […]