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Tech & Science : Volkswagen platform MEB+: More range, more loading speed, 10 new electric cars

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Volkswagen develops its modular electrical drive construction kit (MEB) and puts on the MEB+. VW thus responds to the delay of the new electroplage SSP (Scalable Systems Platform) originally targeted for 2026.

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The Wolfsburg car manufacturer has now announced the first details about the MEB+. The modular platform should enable ranges of up to 700 kilometers. The MEB currently offers around 550 kilometers. To do this, a loading speed of 175 to 200 kW should be possible. The maximum loading speed is currently 170 kW. In contrast to the SSP, the MEB+ remains with the 400-volt technology instead of an 800 volt architecture.

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, MEB+ with unit cell

also implemented VW a new battery generation that is titled as a "unit cell". This unit cell is to be introduced across the group from 2023 and bring considerable cost advantages. It is to be installed in up to 80 percent of all electric cars from the group by 2030. Volkswagen wants to reduce the costs for the battery system to well below 100 euros per kilowatt hour. This unit battery was originally planned for the SSP.

In addition to charging and storage technology, the MEB+ should also enable automated driving functions and improve the digital infrastructure. By 2026, ten new electric cars are to be launched on this platform. These include the entry -level models ID.1 or ID. Polo and ID.2 as well as the upcoming ID. Golf and the electrical Tiguan.

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2019 Volkswagen launched the MEB and launched the first electric car to use the kit with ID.3. Since then, more than 670,000 electric cars have been produced on this platform, 500,000 ID models. Currently, with 58 and 77 kWh, two battery sizes are used in the MEB.

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When are electric cars hanging on the network? Field test for loading behavior around Baunatal .
When are electric cars hanging on the network? Field test for loading behavior around Baunatal on the streets are rolling more and more electric cars. Loading points arise in parallel for loading the batteries - in municipalities, at private houses and in the area of ​​companies. There are over 400 stations on the VW plant in Baunatal alone.

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