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Old 13th July 2019, 19:01   #1
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According to a media report, Ford will use Volkswagen's MEB platform for at least one high volume fully electric vehicle. The vehicle is expected to be launched in Europe in 2023.

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Volkswagen is likely to supply battery packs and structural components, while Ford is expected to design the car at its facility in Cologne, Germany. Ford aims to deliver more than 6,00,000 cars based on the MEB platform over a six-year period starting 2023. The report also suggests that Ford could use the platform for a second model.

Volkswagen said that scaling the platform will reduce development costs for electric cars. In the next 10 years, Volkswagen intends to produce 15 million electric vehicles based on the MEB platform with 70 models using it across its brands. The products could include high volume small city cars, large limousines and camper vans.

Volkswagen is also expected to invest 2.1 billion into Argo AI, an autonomous company backed by Ford. Argo AI's first commercial rollout is scheduled for 2021.

Source: Autocar

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Partnering makes sense when walking into the unknown. No one really knows how things are going to pan out, but we are definitely in the midst of a teutonic shift. Do note that VW will also be investing in Argo AI (already backed by Ford), while Ford in turn will be sourcing a ton of EV parts made by VW. Everyone is teaming up worldwide and IMHO, Ford-VW makes for quite a couple.

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Ford aims to deliver more than 6,00,000 cars based on the MEB platform over a six-year period starting 2023.
Got to love how car manufacturers & analysts throw out numbers!
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2023 Ford EV based on Volkswagen’s MEB Platform spied, turns out to be a Compact SUV. Looks like a clay prototype.

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Volkswagen Group underpinnings will be used for a Puma-sized electric car launching in 2023
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Ford plots second electric car using Volkswagen MEB platform.

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Ford of Europe president Stuart Rowley said: “We have a point of view on that, and we have certain things we’ve agreed with Volkswagen.
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The mid-sized vehicle segment in Europe is very important, and there Volkswagen has a lot more scale than Ford, so it makes sense [to use MEB].
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