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14-03-2019 | Battery | News | Article

VW to Open Its MEB to Other Manufacturers

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

Volkswagen will make its Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB) available to third-party vendors as well. Proliferating the MEB could help to reduce the costs associated with e-mobility, and Volkswagen has already found its first partner.

The Volkswagen Group plans to open its Modular Electrification Toolkit to other manufacturers. The mobility company e.Go Mobile, based in Aachen, Germany, will be the first partner in the world to use the Modular Electrification Toolkit. A suitable vehicle project is already being planned. Volkswagen has demonstrated the MEB's variability and suitability for low-series vehicles with its ID Buggy vehicle concept.

"We can contribute e.Go's agile product development and our strength in building small-series vehicles based on extruded aluminium spaceframes. And the MEB platform will make us faster, more robust and cost-efficient," says Dr. Günther Schuh, e.Go Mobile CEO. The scalable MEB electric vehicle platform can be used to manufacture various electric vehicles – from compact cars and SUVs to buses. Batteries in various sizes can be installed to achieve WLTP ranges of up to 550 kilometres.

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