Volkswagen NCC

  • Martin Eberhard

    Many global automakers have research outposts in Silicon Valley. BMW's is one floor of an unremarkable office building in downtown Palo Alto, while Volkswagen's much larger Electronics Research Laboratory (ERL) occupies a whole building in an office park nestled in the foothills above Stanford University. It turns out that more than a year ago, Volkswagen added a "name" to its largely unknown staff of researchers, scientists, and engineers. Analysts skeptical It's Martin Eberhard, founder of recent IPO Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA], last seen a year ago in an ugly court battle with Tesla CEO Elon...

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