The underbody of an ID.3 electric vehicle is assembled at a Volkswagen facility in Dresden, Germany, on January 29, 2021.
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Speaking to “Squawk Box Europe” on Tuesday, Herbert Diess was asked if he would rule out any future deal with Elon Musk’s electric car maker, in which VW could manufacturer its cars, or if the Tesla and VW brands would ever unite.
“No, we haven’t considered (that), we are going our own way,” he replied. “We want to get close and then overtake.”