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Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess said recently that a Joe Biden presidency would help boost their efforts to mass produce their ID vehicles for the global market.

“A Democratic programme would be more aligned with our worldwide strategy to fight climate change to go electric,” Diess said on a Bloomberg webcast on Thursday.


FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Volkswagen VOWG_p.DE Chief Executive Herbert Diess on Thursday said a victory by Democrat Joe Biden in the U.S. presidential race would better suit the German carmaker's efforts to mass produce electric cars across the globe.

“A Democratic programme would be more aligned with our worldwide strategy to fight climate change to go electric,” Diess said on a Bloomberg webcast on Thursday.

Presidential candidate Joe Biden moved closer to victory in the U.S. election as officials continued to tally votes in the handful of key battleground states that will determine the outcome.

VW is in the midst of a global push to launch electric vehicles in China, the United States and Europe, and is betting on economies of scale to make battery-driven cars more affordable.

“The United States, when it comes to market share, is the weakest region in the world,” Diess said.

Diess added that Volkswagen had established a trustful relationship with the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump and that the prospect of trade tensions between the United States and other parts of the world would remain even if Biden won.

Policymakers from all parties are determined to rebalance trade relations, in an effort to bring investment and jobs back to the United States, Diess explained.

“The discussions would remain - you always have trade balances, which are a concern for some nations,” he said.
 

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I have a gut feeling now that we will receive email soon to lock in our reservation after Biden declaration - if you notice in the news you can see the ID4 adverts running in the background in NY - Times Square
 
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