Elon Musk expects German automakers will mount a comeback after the Tesla Model 3 topped European monthly sales charts for the first time.
The Tesla CEO made the prediction in a Twitter reply on Tuesday.
He was responding to a user summarizing a German news report that concluded the Volkswagen Golf is typically a best-selling car, and that the Model 3’s showing in September marked the end of an era for German auto manufacturers.
Musk tweeted: "German car manufacturers will rebound strongly. They possess great talent, which will not sit idle."
In a second tweet, Musk wrote: “Also, Tesla will soon be a German car manufacturer,” referring to the plant Tesla is constructing outside Berlin.