VW CEO Criticizes Tesla For Losing Millions And Low Annual Sales

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“If I’m appropriately knowledgeable, Tesla every quarter destroys tens of millions of within the three digits.”

Described as being a “discussion board for worldwide understanding,” the “Menschen in Europe” occasion was organized this week in Passau, Germany to speak about all the pieces from enterprise and politics to arts and tradition. The automotive business was additionally a topic of debate and Volkswagen CEO’s Matthias Müller was invited to say a number of phrases. Whereas we all know this isn’t what you’d name newsworthy, not even on a Sunday, the pinnacle honcho at VW did make some fascinating statements:

“Now I really want to say a number of phrases about Tesla: With all due respect, there are some world champions of huge bulletins on this world – I don’t need to title names. There are firms that hardly promote 80,000 automobiles a yr. Then there are firms like Volkswagen that promote 11 million automobiles this yr, and produce a revenue of 13 or 14 billion euro. If I’m appropriately knowledgeable, Tesla every quarter destroys tens of millions of within the three digits, and it willy-nilly fires its staff. Social accountability? Please. We should always not get carried away and evaluate apples with oranges.”

Effectively, it’s fairly too late for “I don’t need to title names,” isn’t it? The half about not being socially accountable has to do with the truth that Tesla not too long ago fired a whole lot of staff (between 400 and 700 staff). This assertion made by the VW CEO is sort of courageous after we keep in mind the group has been going via some main points brought on by the emissions scandal, prompting the corporate to modify in the direction of an aggressive EV plan.

Matthias Müller’s criticism of Tesla comes lower than two weeks after a daring assertion made by an exec at Normal Motors. The agency’s director of autonomous integration, Scott Miller, argued Elon Musk is “filled with crap” relating to the autonomous driving capabilities of the Mannequin three by allegedly with the ability to meet the utmost stage 5 necessities.

For our German-speaking readers, hooked up beneath is Matthias Müller’s assertion:

Supply: Every day Kanban by way of Ars Technica

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