While Tesla CEO Elon Musk ventured across Germany to have a look at ongoing construction for the firm's new , he also earmarked time to test an upcoming rival vehicle. In a video that Volkswagen Chairman Herbert Diess posted to LinkedIn on Monday (embedded above), Diess apparently invited the CEO to drive the .
Why did he reach out to Musk? Diess simply said on the social media site the two "had a chat" and drove the ID 3 at an airstrip. We can also see the upcomingin clear view when the two executives pull back into a hangar, though it looks like there's some light on the electric SUV still.
The video's pretty short and sweet, as Musk asks a couple of questions about the car and comments the ID 3 has "pretty good" steering for a nonsporty car. Otherwise, that's it. The Tesla CEO also asks if the electric car has any sort of "lane following" system, to which Diess lists some pretty standard driver-assist features baked into the ID 3.
The ID 3 will undercut thein Europe when it comes to the all-important price tag, but recent rumors suggest the US-based EV maker may have an answer. That could be a , which a workforce in Germany could produce at the upcoming Gigafactory.
As for the ID 3, we won't see the electric hatchback in the US to challenge Tesla, but the ID 4 will land here.