Volkswagen CEO Rains Down Fury On Tesla's Operations Style
After recent criticism from Apple’s Co-founder Steve Wozniak, Volkswagen‘s CEO Matthias Müller has joined the fray by slamming Tesla for its recent line of problems including slower than expected car production, employee firings, and big spending. Müller, seemed pretty critical with his views and even sarcastically stated as to how Tesla “fascinates customers with its electric cars.”
Here’s what he had to say- “Now I really need to say a few words about Tesla: With all respect, there are some world champions of big announcements in this world—I don’t want to name names. There are companies that barely sell 80,000 cars a year. Then there are companies like Volkswagen that sell 11 million cars this year, and produce a profit of 13 or 14 billion euro. If I am correctly informed, Tesla each quarter destroys millions of dollars in the three digits, and it willy-nilly fires its workers. Social responsibility? Please. We should not get carried away and compare apples with oranges.”
With reports coming in that Tesla’s Model 3 has hit a rough patch with its production unit, things aren’t seemingly going well for the EV manufacturer. Only time will tell if the company’s vision will be matched by the ever demanding market.