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Volkswagen CEO Joins Twitter and Immediately Trolls Elon Musk Herbert Diess did not waste time firing shots via social media.

By Dan Bova

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Hard to believe that there is anybody in business who isn't already on Twitter, but Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess just joined and immediately went after Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

"Hello @Twitter! I'm here to make an impact with @VWGroup, especially on political issues," he tweeted. "And, of course, to get some of your market shares, @elonmusk — after all, our ID.3 and e-Tron have won the first markets in Europe. Looking forward to productive discussions."

According to CNN Business, Volkswagen Group has sold more electric vehicles than any other traditional automaker. Last year it sold 231,600, about half of the 500,000 cars sold by Tesla. Volkswagen boasted a total of 9.3 million global sales of all of their models last year.

Diess' tweet has racked up 4,900 likes so far. Not too shabby! Now we'll have to wait and see how Twitter ninja Musk replies.

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Related: Elon Musk Responds to a Request From a Tweeter Who Sent Him the Same Message 154 Times

Dan Bova

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VP of Special Projects

Dan Bova is the VP of Special Projects at Entrepreneur.com. He previously worked at Jimmy Kimmel Live, Maxim, and Spy magazine. His latest books for kids include This Day in History, Car and Driver's Trivia ZoneRoad & Track Crew's Big & Fast Cars, The Big Little Book of Awesome Stuff, and Wendell the Werewolf

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