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AUTO NEWS – VW Group growing new SSP electrical automobile platform to switch MEB

VW Group growing new SSP electrical automobile platform to switch MEB


The Volkswagen Group will introduce a brand new singular electrical car platform from 2025 onwards, supposed to switch each the brand new MEB and the upcoming PPE electrical automobile platforms within the 2030s. 

Known as SSP (Scalable Methods Platform), its rollout will likely be utilized throughout all VW Group manufacturers and throughout quite a few car sectors. It is going to be revealed in 2024, because the platform that may underpin a next-generation all-electric Audi, dubbed “Challenge Artemis.”

“In 2024, we begin to merge our electrical platforms and synchronize them,” defined Volkswagen Group chairman, Herbert Diess, on the Group’s annual monetary outcomes presentation. 

“The SSP platform will substitute the prevailing platforms however over an extended time frame. The beginning-up will start with Artemis, so 2024/2025.”

Diess hinted that the SSP wouldn’t be a brand new car platform from the bottom up, however would as a substitute be an evolution of each the MEB and PPE modular toolkits the group has spent billions growing from scratch. 

“It shouldn’t be seen as one thing model new. What we’re taking is what we’ve obtained with the MEB, with price enhancements. And standardization of the battery will play a big function. This may go hand in hand with a brand new digital structure which can present a lot better computing energy.

“SSP will ultimately be the only spine for the group. We’re talking about past 2035 right here.

“By the tip of the last decade we can roll out the SSP on all car lessons. We are going to scale back complexity and concentrate on just one single battery cell from ‘23 onwards. From 2030, one cell format will cowl 80 per cent of use instances throughout the Group. New chemistry and manufacturing processes will scale back battery prices by 50 per cent. This may make e-cars much more inexpensive.”

VW’s plan for a brand new ‘unified’ battery cell will see the overwhelming majority of upcoming electrical vehicles transfer to a brand new extremely standardised battery system. They may use the identical cell packaging with the identical dimensions, for better ease of producing. Price and vary will now not be decided by the scale of the pack, however the cell chemistry as a substitute.

Try the most recent on Volkswagen’s ‘Challenge Trinity’ right here…

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AUTO NEWS – VW Group growing new SSP electrical automobile platform to switch MEB
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