Charging ahead: VW becomes biggest German firm as investors bet on electric

Auto future: The production line for the electric Volkswagen model ID4 in Zwickau, Germany. Photo: REUTERS/Matthias Rietschel

Christoph Rauwald and Lukas Strobl

Volkswagen (VW) surpassed SAP to become Germany's most valuable public company yesterday, driven by growing investor confidence it can supplant Tesla as the global electric vehicle leader.