The idea behind the move is to lower costs through increased production scale, beyond the already high target of 15 million MEB cars (the first wave) that will be produced by all the brands within the VW Group.
The first external partner to develop its own model on MEB is e.GO Mobile AG, founded by Prof. Dr. Günther Schuh in 2015 at the RWTH Aachen Campus.
VW underlines that MEB can be utilized in both high-volume production, as well as in short-series like e.GO cars or Volkswagen I.D. Buggy.
"e.GO Mobile AG based in Aachen, Germany, is to be the world's first external partner to use the electric platform to launch further electric vehicles in addition to Volkswagen's model range. A dedicated vehicle project is already being planned. Volkswagen is highlighting the MEB's variability even for small series with the ID. BUGGY on show at the Geneva International Motor Show."