Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess used this year’s Annual General Meeting, held on Thursday 22 July, to present the new 2030 strategy that will set the company up for the biggest transformation in its history.
But the German auto giant plans to become a dominant player in the zero-emissions game long before that. In a statement released on Thursday, Volkswagen said it was striving to become the global leader in battery electric vehicles by 2025. The company has already launched its initial family of ID-badged electric vehicles built on the MEB modular EV platform, these being the ID.3, ID.4, ID.5 and ID.6, with the ID. Buzz ‘Kombi’ due next year. However, the company has plans to expand on this with the most comprehensive product portfolio in the industry, which of course also includes other Group brands.
“With the Trinity future project, Volkswagen is introducing Artemis technology into the volume segment, as it has already done with the Modular Electric Drive Toolkit (MEB).”
“Innovativeness, technological expertise, speed and size will gain importance in the future,” Diess added. “Backed by its ability to scale platforms globally, the Volkswagen Group intends to further expand its share of the e-mobility market.”
Furthermore, Diess said that Audi would develop the most cutting-edge technologies for the entire group, including the Bentley and Lamborghini brands.
As previously reported, Volkswagen is also expected to introduce a new mechatronics architecture called SSP (Scalable Systems Platform). This scalable architecture will eventually replace the current MQB, MSB and MLB platforms, as well as the current MEB and PPE electric car architectures as the company consolidates from three ICE platforms to two BEV platforms, and eventually one unified architecture. The new SSP platform will be all-electric and fully digital, as well as highly scalable, given the vast array of products that will be based around it.