Volkswagen Group’s electric vehicle platform ‘MEB’
Volkswagen Group developed and adopted a modular platform strategy for the first time in the automobile industry.
While electricity and digitalization are rapidly changing the role and value of vehicles, platform strategies are playing a key role in electricity strategy.
Volkswagen Group reduces complexity and development costs by applying various electric vehicle-only platforms across its brands.
The goal is to provide customers with various options and competitive price benefits and achieve economies of scale.
In the meantime, Volkswagen Group Korea has introduced Audi e-tron, e-tron GT, e-tron Spotback, and RS e-tron GT, which are applied with MLB evo and J1 platforms, in Korea based on its headquarters strategy in Germany from 2020.
This year, it will accelerate the growth momentum of electric vehicles by releasing two new cars based on the new electric vehicle platform MEB (Modular Electric Drive Toolkit).
Recently, Audi Korea released the brand’s first compact electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) Audi Q4 e-tron 40 and Q4 Spotback e-tron 40.
Volkswagen Korea also released the brand’s first electric SUV ID. 4 as the first electric vehicle model to be introduced in Korea.
The two new cars are characterized by the application of Volkswagen Group’s flagship platform MEB, which will lead the popularization of electric vehicles.
The MEB platform aims to optimize the technology and production of electric vehicles.
Through this, it was possible to sell attractive electric vehicles at reasonable prices.
MEB went through optimization design for electric vehicles from axles to dynamometers, wheel bases, and weight distribution. There was an ideal harmony between mileage, motility, and efficiency.
It can be applied to various electric vehicle models ranging from small cars to SUVs and vans because battery housing and wheelbase (interaxial distance) can be simply reconfigured.
The small electric motor, which focuses on ample indoor space and long mileage, drives the MEB rear axle, providing an excellent driving sense with balanced weight distribution.
It can also be designed as a four-wheel drive system by additionally mounting an electric motor on the front axle.
Body and chassis are separated and can be applied to various models without damaging identity between brands.
Thanks to this flexibility, it can be customized according to various needs of customers and markets.
Volkswagen Group is stepping up efforts to develop platform technologies to become industry standards in the era of e-mobility.
In addition to MEB, it will introduce electric vehicles based on Premium Platform Electric (PPE), a premium electric vehicle platform.
In addition, it plans to release Scalable Systems Platform (SSP), an expansion system platform for future cars, in 2026. 토토사이트
SSP is a fully digitized, highly scalable mechatronics platform that is dedicated to next-generation electric vehicles following MEB and PPE.
All segment models of Volkswagen Group’s brands can be produced based on SSP, and more than 40 million units are expected to use SSP over the entire life cycle.
Volkswagen Group will invest 52 billion euros in electricity alone from this year to 2026, aiming to become a global leader in e-mobility.
Through this, it plans to introduce 50 new electric vehicles by 2030 and increase the proportion of electric vehicles in the group by half.