All-round platform. The modular electric drive matrix (MEB) platform is the basis for the future production version of the ID. AEROand permits entry into the all-electric upper mid-range segment. The all-round platform therefore demonstrates its ability to be scaled across different segments. Designed especially for the electric drive system, this vehicle architecture maximises the potential of electric vehicles and also offers a number of benefits: long ranges, plenty of interior space, a dynamic vehicle response and a new level of digital connectivity and the possibility for over-the-air software updates.
MEB can be applied across different segments. Even while the MEB architecture was still under development, a great deal of emphasis was placed on ensuring that the MEB would be suitable for a wide array of vehicle types across the segments – from small cars and compact models to SUVs, mini buses and spacious saloons. Thanks to its “design for manufacturing”, the MEB is also specifically tailored for fast and efficient production. This enables Volkswagen to generate extensive economies of scale, which make electric vehicles less expensive and more affordable for a great number of people.
Backbone of the electric mobility campaign. The MEB is a decisive factor in the accelerated boost to the global electric mobility campaign under the ACCELERATE brand strategy. With its consistent focus on all-electric drives and its ability to be used in vehicles from a range of segments, the MEB generates huge economies of scale, reduces the costs of electric mobility and expedites the transition towards carbon-neutral mobility. The goal is complete electrification of the new vehicle fleet. By 2030, it is planned that at least 70 per cent of Volkswagen’s sales in Europe will come from fully electric vehicles, which is equivalent to significantly more than one million vehicles. In North America and China, the goal is that electric vehicles will account for at least 50 per cent of unit sales.