Ford EVs on the Volkswagen MEB platform?
Volkswagen Group and Ford may kind a improvement and manufacturing alliance that might strengthen the competitiveness of each producers, a minimum of in sure market segments.
Media speculates that moreover areas like gentle industrial automobiles (into account a minimum of since June), VW and Ford may companion in EVs, which lately haven’t been the strongest level of Ford. Volkswagen may share its MEB platform, scheduled for late 2019, with Ford for a revenue whereas Ford would be capable to produce all-electric vehicles with decrease funding prices.
Volkswagen CFO Frank Witter mentioned VW intends to be way more open to partnerships and, when requested about sharing MEB with Ford, he didn’t exclude such a chance.
“Whether or not we would present entry to different manufacturers exterior of the VW Group is theoretically potential, however there isn’t any choice,”
Volkswagen most likely will probably be open to partnering with different corporations on autonomous driving, too.
Supply: Automotive Information