Volkswagen Opens EV Platform to Other Automakers

Volkswagen is to allow other automakers to use its platform for electric vehicles.

At the Geneva International Motor Show, the automaker has said other manufacturers will be granted access to its modular electric toolkit (MEB). German EV start-up e.GO Mobile will be the first company to use the MEB. Volkswagen said it would use the ID. Buggy to show the platform can be used to make small-series production EVs as well as mass-produced ones.

e.GO Mobile CEO Günther Schuh said his start-up was “extremely pleased” to jointly develop an EV with Volkswagen. He claimed: “We can contribute e.GO’s agile product development and our strength in building small-series vehicles based on extruded aluminum spaceframes. And the MEB platform will make us faster, more robust, and cost-efficient.”

Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess claimed the MEB would “establish itself as the standard for e-mobility” and enable the automaker to “make individual mobility CO2-neutral, safe, comfortable, and accessible to as many people as possible.”


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