Volkswagen MEB Platform and 2019 AVT ACES Award
The Volkswagen MEB (Modularer Elektrobaukasten) electric vehicle platform is the core component of Volkswagen’s push to produce many electric cars in the upcoming years, including the Volkswagen I.D. family of electric vehicles. Recently, at the 2019 AVT ACES awards, which was hosted by Autonomous Vehicle Technology (AVT), Volkswagen was honored for its work on the groundbreaking MEB platform.
Features of MEB Platform
Primary elements of the MEB architecture include an electric motor integrated into the rear axle with power electronics and a transmission, a high-voltage flat battery pack installed in the vehicle floor to save space, and auxiliary powertrains integrated into the front end of the vehicle. Additionally, the MEB architecture will also enable assistance, comfort, infotainment, control, and display systems to be integrated into vehicles across Volkswagen’s electric model lineup.
“It is an honor to be recognized for the MEB platform. We at Volkswagen are committed to making the electric future of the auto industry a reality, and we believe the technology and scale of the MEB platform can do that.” – Matt Renna, Vice President of E-Mobility and Innovation at Volkswagen of America.
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Volkswagen I.D. Family of Electric Vehicles
The MEB architecture will be used in the I.D. family of electric vehicles, starting in 2020. The I.D. family will be based off of the I.D concept vehicles that have been unveiled in recent years, including the I.D. VIZZION, I.D. CROZZ, and I.D. BUZZ.