Here’s Why This Journalist Saw the VW Investment in Rivian Coming a Year Ago.


It wasn't a prediction, exactly, but journalist Peter Ramsay from did some reporting last year that suggested executives were calling for Volkswagen to invest in Rivian.

Recently, the Volkswagen Auto Group did just that.

So we asked Ramsay about what he was seeing a year ago and that led to a wider-ranging conversation about corporate investments, acquisitions, and joint ventures, particularly between legacy automakers and EV-only startups.

As always, TTAC contributor Matthew Guy stops by to talk about the Stuff We Use (extension cords, in this case) and NASCAR's overtimes in Nashville. We also briefly discuss Martin Truex Jr.'s impending retirement and preview the Chicago street race.

We thank Peter and Matthew and Matt Posky for editing. And we thank you for listening.

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