VW to introduce the MEB platform in China with FAW & SAIC
VW wants to introduce the MEB platform to the Chinese market with its joint venture partners FAW and SAIC by 2020. This was revealed by the MEB head of model lines, Christian Senger.
This information quoted by Gasgoo confirms information, which had previously been leaked from the VW camp. The modular electrification package will only be used in conjunction with the joint venture companies FAW and SAIC. Volkswagen’s joint venture with JAC, which will release its first EV later this year however, will not benefit from the technology.
The market launch of the serial version of the I.D. Crozz was also announced in the same report, and is planned for 2020. It also mentions the electric flagship concept car I.D. Vizzion which was just revealed at the Geneva Motor Show, and will begin serial production in China by 2022.
Volkswagen market expansion to China is to cost them ten million euros by 2025. They are planning 40 different models with electric and hybrid propulsion systems. 15 of these will still be constructed based on the MQB platform, before the next generation will be using the MEB platform. There is talk of introducing at least another 10 models based on MEB by 2025.