AutoComplete: Volkswagen hopes to leapfrog Tesla in EV salesPlus: Tesla's hiring heads south of the border, and Honda prices out the Civic Type R in the UK.
Here's what's making news on Road Show, Volkswagen thinks it can beat Tesla at its own game. Speaking at a press conference, VW brand chief, Herbert Diess, claims his company will leapfrog Tesla within a decade. To become the largest seller of electric vehicles, Volkswagen already has a platform devoted solely to EVs, and it's produced three radically different concepts in the past year. Now we have to see if VW can keep the momentum up for the next decade. In other Tesla news, the electric auto maker went south of the border for a hiring spree. Tesla held a series of interviews with potential engineers in Monterey, Mexico because it claims the talent pool is too shallow in the U.S. Given how many auto makers have facilities in Mexico, Tesla should have no problem finding engineers down there. And with Model 3 coming online later this year, the hiring spree couldn't be more timely. We still don't know what the Honda Civic Type R will cost in the US, but now we know what it will cost in the United Kingdom. The base Civic Type R will start at 30,995 British Pounds. Which is equal to about $40,000 US. The GT trim, which adds a few creature comforts like dual zone climate control adds about 2,000 pounds to the total. It's slated to go on sale later this year, so we should know about US pricing in the near future. Find more on these stories over at theroadshow.com, and we'll talk to you tomorrow.