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VW and Tesla's Growing Relations Warm Up

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Do you think Tesla and Volkswagen could merge one day based on recent mutually budding bromance? Here is why.

A new story published in Evannex by Iqtidar Ali asks if Volkswagen and Tesla could merge.

The reporter makes an interesting case for a possible future merger or working together of Volkswagen and Tesla based on both leaders' warm relationships, mutually praising tweets and announcements, and the recent supercharger opening in Florida with Volkswagen money.

Here is a segment from the article.

"According to Automotive News, Volkswagen CEO Herbert Deiss just voiced his support (once again) for Tesla's impressive success in the EV space. “Elon Musk delivers results that many have deemed impossible,” Diess noted on LinkedIn. The VW CEO added that Musk’s results prove that “in five to ten years the world’s most valuable company will be a mobility company — that can be called Tesla, Apple or Volkswagen.”

"Fast forward to this week. In response to an article citing VW's recent efforts with electrification, Elon Musk tweeted, "Tesla is open to licensing software and supplying powertrains & batteries. We’re just trying to accelerate sustainable energy, not crush competitors!"

"Could these two automotive innovators be aligning forces in the future? Only time will tell."

Armen Hareyan is the founder and the Editor in Chief of Torque News. He founded TorqueNews.com in 2010, which since then has been publishing expert news and analysis about the automotive industry. He can be reached at Torque News Twitter, Facebok, Linkedin and Youtube.