Volkswagen Group MEB platform

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Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess presents the I.D. lineup based on the MEB platform

The Volkswagen Group MEB platform (German: Modularer E-Antriebs-Baukasten)[1] is a modular car platform for electric cars developed by the Volkswagen Group and its subsidiaries.[2] It is used in models of Audi, SEAT, Škoda and Volkswagen. The architecture is aimed to "consolidate electronic controls and reduce the number of microprocessors, advance the application of new driver-assistance technology and somewhat alter the way cars are built"[3] by the VW Group.

Background[edit]

The MEB platform is part of a wide strategy to start production of new battery electric vehicles between 2019 and 2025.[3] In 2017, the VW Group announced a gradual transition from combustion engine to battery electric vehicles with all 300 models across 12 brands having an electric version by 2030.[4]

As of May 2018, the VW Group has committed $48 billion in car battery supplies[5] and plans to outfit 16 factories to build electric cars by the end of 2022.[6] The upcoming Volkswagen-branded production cars will be assembled in VW's Zwickau plant in Germany for the European market from 2020, while two production centers in North America and China are planned to be "launched at almost the same time".[7] The Škoda-branded SUV Vision E is to be produced in the Škoda plant Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic, along with electric motors[8] and electric car batteries.[9]

Two types of the MEB platform have been developed: one for passenger vehicles and one for utility automobiles that accommodate heavier cargo.[10]

MEB models[edit]

Audi[edit]

SEAT[edit]

Škoda[edit]

Volkswagen[edit]

PPE platform[edit]

Audi and Porsche are jointly developing the PPE (Premium Platform Electric) for larger models. It is to be used in next generation of electric cars from 2021 after Porsche's Mission E and Audi's E-tron Quattro SUV, that are planned go into production by 2019 or 2020.[17][18]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Youtube Film: Der Modulare E-Antriebs-Baukasten. volkswagen-newsroom.com. 20.12.18.
  2. ^ a b Julian Rendell. Skoda electric vehicle under development. Autocar. Published on March 16, 2016.
  3. ^ a b All-Electric MEB Platform to Drive New Firsts at VW
  4. ^ Christoph Rauwald. VW to Build Electric Versions of All 300 Models by 2030. Bloomberg. 12 September 2017.
  5. ^ VW doubles its electric vehicle battery contracts to $48 billion. Fortune. May 3, 2018.
  6. ^ Darrell Etherington. Volkswagen has locked down $25B in battery supplies for its electric vehicle push TechCrunch. 13 March 2018.
  7. ^ Mark Kane. Volkswagen Will Begin Production Of I.D. Prototypes This April. TechCrunch. 15 March 2018.
  8. ^ Nick Gibbs. Skoda eyes new target customer for higher-priced EVs. Automotive News Europe. March 31, 2018.
  9. ^ Pavel Svačina. Škoda bude vyrábět baterie pro elektroauta. Pojede na ně i Vision E. (Czech). Mladá fronta DNES. Published on 10 September 2017.
  10. ^ Martin Murphy, Stefan Menzel. Volkswagen plant neue Standorte für Elektroautos (in Germam). Handelsblatt. 05.11.2018.
  11. ^ Nick Gibbs. Skoda eyes new target customer for higher-priced EVs. autonews.com. Published on 31 March 2018.
  12. ^ Steve Fowler. Skoda planning range of hot all-electric eRS models. 19 July 2018.
  13. ^ Kable, Greg. "Volkswagen ID hatch to stay true to concept, says design boss". Autocar.
  14. ^ "Volkswagen ID Crozz inches closer to production, still has bad name". CNET.com. 11 September 2017. Retrieved 11 September 2017.
  15. ^ Zac Estrada. is finally putting an electric Microbus into production. The Verge. Published on 19 August 2017
  16. ^ Fred Lambert. Image of VW’s first new production electric car reportedly leaks. electrec.co. 26 April 2018.
  17. ^ VW’s Porsche And Audi Will Develop Joint EV Platform To Slash Costs
  18. ^ First EVs on Audi and Porsche's PPE platform coming in 2021

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