Elon Musk's Secret Germany Side-Trip Meets with Volkswagen CEO—Is This A New Collab for Tesla and VW?

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Tesla and SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk, recently concluded his famed trip to Germany for business ventures and arrangements to procure a new RNA-specified Novel coronavirus vaccine; However, as most of Musk's trip was publicized, there was one where he kept private and off-the-books-A Secret Trip to the Volkswagen Facility to meet VW CEO, Hebert Deiss.

One of Germany's most iconic brands and famous vehicle manufacturers that supply to most of the world, Volkswagen, welcomed the American electric car maker, Tesla, and its CEO to its facility in Braunschweig Airport. VW's CEO Hebert Deiss welcomes Elon Musk in the famed Volkswagen Facility, in a sit-down opportunity with Tesla.

According to Electrek, Volkswagen's officials confirmed this 'side trip,' stating that Elon Musk indeed went to the facility and had a gleeful conversation with Hebert Deiss. The pair even discussed vehicle manufacturing and was shown Volkswagen's brand-new ID.3 and ID.4 electric vehicles made by the German auto-company.

The nature of the trip remains a mystery, and speculations even point to a USA-German collaboration between the two car brands. No news about this collaboration or talk has surfaced. Still, Tesla is known to collaborate with other companies that lead to specific products, like CureVac's RNA-molecule COVID-19 vaccine, which is mutually beneficial for the two.

VW and Tesla may have something just under its sleeves with what the pair has discussed in this 'secret meeting' that took place off-the-books.

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Elon Musk Visits Germany

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GRUENHEIDE, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 03: Tesla head Elon Musk talks to the press as he arrives to to have a look at the construction site of the new Tesla Gigafactory near Berlin on September 03, 2020 near Gruenheide, Germany. Musk is currently in Germany where he met with vaccine maker CureVac on Tuesday, with which Tesla has a cooperation to build devices for producing RNA vaccines, as well as German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier yesterday.

Elon Musk reportedly departed back to his home country on Wednesday, September 2, at 9:17 pm. However, just less than 30 minutes later, Musk's private jet, Gulfstream G650, lands back down at German territories to Braunschweig Airport, according to Handelsblatt.

Musk's secret side-trip constituted a meeting with VW Boss, Hebert Deiss, and even touring the facility to be given an exclusive preview of the ID.3 and ID.4 electric vehicles made by the German automaker.

Both companies are known to give each other praises before the Germany Trip of the Tesla CEO. Back at his visit to Gigafactory Berlin and a fruitful talk with the media, Musk commended Volkswagen for its electric vehicle production efforts.

Tesla even considered a partnership with the German car company before its plans of going private. However, that venture did not push through or take place. Both CEOs even confirmed that they have regular talks through the phone.

VW's Electric Vehicle Production: Could it Take on Tesla's German Market?


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It is no doubt that there will be competition between two or more companies in the industry of vehicle manufacturing, with innovations and tweaks claim that their product is more superior to the other. Despite this, Tesla and Volkswagen's CEOs maintain a healthy and fruitful relationship, with Deiss even claiming that Tesla is the most valuable company in the world.

Volkswagen recently revealed its new electric car productions that will soon roll-out with the ID.3 and ID.4. The German electric vehicles are both in the hatchback or 5-door body configuration that greatly differs from most of Tesla's sedan counterparts.

With this new addition portraying a huge difference in body, would Tesla match up to Volkswagen in the European market or vice versa? Tesla is known for having a massive fan base and loyalists that favor the brand; it can also be said for Volkswagen.

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