Volkswagen has unveiled the much anticipated MEB platform. The Volkswagen’s Modular Electric powered Generate Matrix electrical platform will make its debut on the I.D. hatchback next year.
Speaking about the platform, Thomas Ulbrich, brand board member for E-mobility said, "We will make electric vehicles popular and get as many people as possible excited about electric cars. The MEB is one of the most important projects in the history of Volkswagen — a technological milestone, similar to the transition from the Beetle to the Golf."
The vehicles based on the MEB platform are to be developed at the brand’s German vegetation in Zwickau, Braunschweig, Salzgitter and Kassel, with 1.2 billion Euros being invested at Zwickau to turn out to be the first pure MEB plant and largest competence centre for e-mobility in Europe, and 1.3 billion Euros of an overall of 6 billion Euros staying invested at the other a few web pages. The two-wheel-push ID will be the first vehicle based on the platform that is expected to be priced considerably less than a large-end Golfing diesel. The pre-orders of the ID will get started by the end of 2019, with deliveries commencing from early 2020.
The ID hatchbacks will come with a range of 330 km on the WLTP cycle with the next dimensions up offering more than 640 km with 3 lithium-ion battery packs. The battery packs has been built up from person cells into modules and can be scaled with extra or less modules to develop larger or more compact packs for the ID hatchbacks. However, the array offered by the premier spec battery is less than wraps, while the focus on for bigger vehicles is more than 560 km on just one charge. Apart from this, all VW cars will be able of accepting rapid charging at 125 kW taking an 80 p.c cost in 30 minutes.
Also sharing his views, Christian Senger- head of the E-mobility generation series stated, “The ID will be a milestone in technological improvement. It will be the very first completely electric automobile with complete day-to-day utility that thousands and thousands of individuals will be equipped to afford to pay for. Within the to start with 12 months, there will be four vegetation operating, generating 4 makes, Volkswagen, Skoda, Seat, and Audi.”
The upcoming variations of the ID that will also ride on the MEB platform include the I.D. Crozz, a small crossover vehicle, along with the highly anticipated ID Buzz, a concept that previews the return of the VW Microbus.
Also, according to the Volkswagen’s ‘Electric for All’ campaign the automaker aims to provide 1,50,000 electric powered automobiles which includes 1,00,000 ID models manufactured in Germany by 2020. “Creating huge economies of scale”, 10 million motor vehicles will be generated in the very first item lifecycle. The automaker aims to sell one million EVs by 2025 and plans to manufacture 1,500 ID family vehicles per day, the equivalent of just about 550,000 a calendar year by 2021, while by the end of 2022, four of the VW group’s brand names will be producing up to 27 models.
Stay tuned to V3cars.com for further updates on the upcoming VW ID electric vehicles.