Volkswagen Group MEB platform

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Volkswagen, chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Group Dr. 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 Volkswagen 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 had committed US$48 billion in car battery supplies[5] and announced 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]

As of November 2018, two types of the MEB platform were slated to be developed: one for passenger vehicles and one for utility automobiles that accommodate heavier cargo.[10] VW also stated that the platform would be available for procurement to competitor manufacturers.[11]

MEB models[edit]

Audi[edit]

SEAT[edit]

Škoda[edit]

Volkswagen[edit]

PPE platform[edit]

Porsche Taycan J1 platform (pictured) is the predecessor of the PPE

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 Porsche Taycan and Audi's E-tron Quattro SUV, that are planned go into production by 2019 or 2020.[27][28]

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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.[clarification needed]
  11. ^ Jake Holmes. 6 March 2019. Volkswagen will let other companies use its MEB electric-car platform. CNET.
  12. ^ https://www.electrive.com/2019/10/07/audi-q4-e-tron-concept-to-be-made-in-zwickau/
  13. ^ https://www.electrive.com/2019/03/01/seats-meb-based-bev-named-el-born/[citation needed]
  14. ^ Nick Gibbs. Skoda eyes new target customer for higher-priced EVs. autonews.com. Published on 31 March 2018.
  15. ^ Steve Fowler. Skoda planning range of hot all-electric eRS models. 19 July 2018.
  16. ^ Kable, Greg. "Volkswagen ID hatch to stay true to concept, says design boss". Autocar.
  17. ^ Cole, Craig (2019-11-06). "Volkswagen ID 3 production has officially started in Germany". Road Show by Cnet. Retrieved 2019-11-13.
  18. ^ "Volkswagen ID Crozz inches closer to production, still has bad name". CNET.com. 11 September 2017. Retrieved 11 September 2017.
  19. ^ Zac Estrada. is finally putting an electric Microbus into production. The Verge. Published on 19 August 2017
  20. ^ Fred Lambert. Image of VW’s first new production electric car reportedly leaks. electrec.co. 26 April 2018.
  21. ^ "ID. Buggy concept car".
  22. ^ "Return of a legend: The ID. BUGGY".
  23. ^ "ID. ROOMZZ – new E-SUV for family and business". 2019-04-14.
  24. ^ Randall, Chris (2019-07-31). "VW-SAIC reveal first MEB models for China". electrive.com. Retrieved 2019-10-24.
  25. ^ "New electric family member: ID. SPACE VIZZION will be presented at the Los Angeles Auto Show". Volkswagen Newsroom. 2019-11-07. Retrieved 2019-11-07.
  26. ^ Karkafiris, Michael (2019-11-07). "VW To Reveal ID Space Vizzion Concept At LA Auto Show". Carscoops. Retrieved 2019-11-07.
  27. ^ VW’s Porsche And Audi Will Develop Joint EV Platform To Slash Costs
  28. ^ First EVs on Audi and Porsche's PPE platform coming in 2021

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