1. Several brands of Volkswagen Group will use the MEB, resulting in high quantities. This way, the cost-intensive production of e-cars becomes more favourable for all parties involved.
In order to reduce the high costs for the development of electric cars, Volkswagen is now offering its MEB technology platform to other car manufacturers. "The more cars based on the platform, the cheaper they will be," says Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Group. This is an important prerequisite for making electric mobility achievable for the masses.
2. The MEB contributes to the Paris climate change agreement
In order to meet the requirements of the Paris Climate Agreement, the German transport sector would have to reduce CO2 emissions by 40 to 42 percent by 2030. This is how the "The Future of Mobility Platform" set up by the German Federal Ministry of Transport calculated it. This is only possible if between seven to ten million cars are emission-free by then. The number of new registrations of electric cars would have to increase – dramatically. The modular electric drive matrix could be a decisive factor in moving closer to this goal and thus to Volkswagen's vision of a mass-produced electric car.