Volkswagen and Ford are increasing their e-mobility collaboration. The American automaker will introduce another electric vehicle in Europe based on Volkswagen's modular electric powertrain kit (MEB). Simultaneously, Ford tripled its anticipated MEB production to 1.2 million cars over six years. The deal was reached as part of the organizations' strategic cooperation, encompassing commercial vehicles and self-driving cars.
"For the final breakthrough of e-mobility in Europe, cost-effectiveness and speed are critical today. We are addressing both of these issues in collaboration with Ford, and today's agreement will expedite both firms' electrification efforts, "According to Thomas Schmall, Chairman of the Volkswagen Group's Board of Directors for Technology. "At the same time, it demonstrates the MEB's strengths: it offers a unique combination of high-tech, competitive pricing, and rapid project implementation. The electric platform is thus a great alternative for businesses who wish to accelerate their transition to e-mobility."