Volkswagen Considers Sharing Electric Car Platform With Ford
Ford EVs on the Volkswagen MEB platform?
Media speculates that besides areas like light commercial vehicles (under consideration at least since June), VW and Ford could partner in EVs, which recently have not been the strongest point of Ford. Volkswagen could share its MEB platform, scheduled for late 2019, with Ford for a profit while Ford would be able to produce all-electric cars with lower investment costs.
Volkswagen CFO Frank Witter said VW intends to be much more open to partnerships and, when asked about sharing MEB with Ford, he didn’t exclude such a possibility.
“Whether we might provide access to other brands outside of the VW Group is theoretically possible, but there is no decision,”
Volkswagen probably will be open to partnering with other companies on autonomous driving, too.
Source: Automotive News