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Volkswagen says it has no plans to cooperate with Tesla

Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess attends a construction completion event of SAIC Volkswagen MEB electric vehicle plant in Shanghai

WOLFSBURG (Reuters) - Volkswagen <VOWG_p.DE> Chief Executive Herbert Diess on Friday said the German carmaker has no plans to cooperate with start-up electric carmaker Tesla <TSLA.O>.

Tesla should be admired for how quickly they innovate and sets the benchmark in some areas of technology, Diess told reporters at a press conference in Wolfsburg, Germany.

(Reporting by Jan Schwartz in Wolfsburg, editing by Riham Alkousaa)