One of the highlights of Elon Musk’s recent visit to Germany was his meeting with Herbert Dees, executive of the Volkswagen Group, which hosted the Tesla CEO at Braunschweig Airport. During the two-hour meeting, the two electric car lawyers introduced ID3, the first EV from Volkswagen’s MEB platform. This news is good news for the electric car community to see Elon Musk’s insight into the ID3, a car that is likely to rise with the Model 3 in the mainstream vehicle market.
Fortunately, Herbert Dice recently shared a video of Elon Musk’s Volkswagen ID3 test drive on his LinkedIn profile. The short video was also posted by the Volkswagen Group Twitter official Twitter accountMusk and Diaz engaged in a friendly conversation while driving the ID3 test. At one point Musk seemed optimistic about the vehicle, saying that the steering wheel of the ID3 was “very good” for a non-sporty electric car.
Herbert Diaz’s segment that adjusts Musk’s expectations for the ID3 is included in a recently shared video, reminding the Tesla CEO that the hatchback is a mainstream car and “not a race machine.” Musk laughed in response, “I want to know how to accelerate.” “What is the worst thing that can happen?” Musk was later found on the ID3 floor while jokingly asking Dees.
In a few segments of the test drive featured in the clip, Musk explores several aspects of ID3’s battery pack and driver-assist features. Dice said ID3 is equipped with state-of-the-art German lane keeping and emergency assist systems. The clip ends with Elon Musk and Herbert Dice leaving ID3, and it seems that the Tesla CEO has checked out some details of the mainstream EV. ID4, an all-electric crossover, can also be found nearby.
This is later Commented on his post With some new details about Musk’s Volkswagen ID3 test drive. According to a Volkswagen Group executive, Musk was a bit critical of the ID3’s torque at high speeds. Dias told Musk that for a real sports car experience, Tesla CEO Porsche should try out the Taikon.
“Thank you for visiting, Elon! Hope you like the video. Running ID.3 with you was great! You were very critical with the torque available at high speeds. I told you: ‘Yes, we’re on the runway – but do not need to take off – this is not a sports car.’ For this, you should try our Porsche Taik. Looking forward to our next meeting! Dias wrote.
Elon Musk and Herbert Dyce have publicly supported each other’s past efforts, the Tesla CEO recently said. Interview with Gigafactory Berlin Companies like Volkswagen are doing a lot of real work to bring EVs to the mainstream market. Responding to a highly critical report on the Volkswagen Group executive last year, Musk tweeted: “Herbert Diaz produces more electricity than any major carmaker. The good of the world must come first. For its value, he has my support. ”
Diaz also has his part Musk was publicly defended. Last October alone, reporters commented that despite the success of the Model 3, they still see Tesla as a “niche” carmaker capable of making smaller cars, but from the league in the multinational market. Diaz soon defended Tesla, claiming that the American carmaker was by no means a “nesting” company. “Tesla is not decent. The Model 3 is a large series of models that are one of the largest manufacturers of electric car batteries. We have a lot of respect for Tesla. This is a competitor we take very seriously, ”said a Volkswagen Group executive.