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VW Group SSP EV platform due in 2026 with 12-minute charging

VW Group SSP EV platform due in 2026 with 12-minute charging


Volkswagen Group held an investor presentation final week wherein it supplied an replace on plans for a extremely modular electrical automobile platform often known as the Scalable Methods Platform (SSP) that can ultimately underpin most autos throughout the automaker’s portfolio of manufacturers.

The SSP platform was first introduced in 2021 by former VW Group CEO Herbert Diess, who on the time stated the platform would debut in 2026 in a compact mannequin from the Volkswagen model, code-named Challenge Trinity. Nevertheless, present VW Group CEO Oliver Blume delayed the platform’s introduction pending a evaluation on all main initiatives, which he initiated after changing Diess in 2022.

Through the latest investor presentation, VW Group stated the SSP platform is again on observe for a 2026 introduction—and with improved efficiency. The automaker did not say in what automobile it can debut, nevertheless.

In keeping with VW Group’s presentation, the SSP platform will assist energy outputs starting from 160 hp to greater than 1,740 hp. It’s going to additionally provide automated driver-assist know-how rated at Degree 4 on the SAE scale of self-driving functionality, the automaker stated. Degree 4 means a automobile can deal with itself with out driver intervention for prolonged intervals.

Oliver Blume

Oliver Blume

The SSP platform will even use many extra standardized components in comparison with present platforms utilized by the automaker, together with the battery, which can have a standard cell and require solely 12 minutes for a cost from 10-80% when utilizing a DC quick charger. The frequent cells will probably be used throughout roughly 80% of VW Group’s autos, and can primarily be equipped by VW Group’s personal battery firm often known as PowerCo, which was established in 2022.

The usage of standardized components means VW Group will be capable of slash manufacturing prices of its EVs to the purpose that the majority SSP-based EVs could have comparable margins as comparable gas-powered autos. In keeping with the automaker, capital expenditure and improvement prices of autos based mostly on the SSP platform needs to be round 30% decrease than comparable autos based mostly on VW Group’s present MEB platform designed for mainstream EVs.

Sure manufacturers will even be given accountability to develop completely different variations of the SSP to assist speed up improvement. The VW model will probably be chargeable for variations underpinning minicars and different small fashions. Audi will develop variations for the compact and mid-size segments, and Porsche will develop variations for giant segments. At the least one model being developed by Porsche, dubbed the SSP Sport, will underpin a new three-row SUV that Porsche plans to launch round 2027. Porsche will even have its personal EV platforms for sports activities fashions like the electrical 718 due round 2025 and a potential electrical hypercar due within the second half of the last decade.



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