Volkswagen is very serious about developing electric cars, and recently said it could build up to 15 million units on its new MEB platform.
Of course, it will not be cheap, so the German manufacturer will invest over 12.5 billion USD in electric cars and stand-alone technology by 2023. Of these, more than 10 billion USD will be for Volkswagen’s ambitious range of electric cars.
All planned I.D. models of the company will be built on the MEB platform. This will include a Golf-sized hatchback that will face the Tesla Model 3 and at the same time will match the price of the diesel Golf.
After the launch of I.D. hatchback, other all-electric Volkswagen models will be released on the market. These will include an I.D. Crozz, a stylish crossover, available with a variety of drive mechanisms and a different mileage. Retro I.D. The Buzz Cargo Electric Van can reach the production line in 2021 and offer a range of about 547 km.
In the following year, the competitor of Tesla Model S, Volkswagen I.D. Vizzion will also be launched. This model will not only come with the company’s most advanced engine but will also have an advanced semi-autonomous drive system.
The MEB platform will be available with two different wheelbases and two different proportions. VW engineers will be able to change the width of the suspension components. The platform will store its battery in the floor panel, and in standard form, it will be powered by the rear wheels, but as an option will be offered all four wheel drive. Most models based on MEB should have an almost perfect 50:50 weight distribution.