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VW's Diess: Elon Musk is brilliant

Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess said that Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk is a "brilliant guy."

Asked about parallels drawn between him and Musk in an interview with CNN released on Monday, Diess insisted they are "quite different" since Volkswagen is a "big traditional company, which we try to prepare for the future" and Musk is "changing the world" with his ventures. "And I think we also require different characters. I like him a lot, but I think we are quite different," the Volkswagen CEO insisted.

Diess also stated that his company plans to introduce its first autonomous driving cars in 2025.

Breaking the News / NP