Volkswagen Group will produce 40 million vehicles on its new electric "super platform" that will replace combustion-engine and full-electric platforms used by its brands including VW, Skoda, Seat, Audi and Porsche.
The automaker is accelerating the development of the Scalable Systems Platform (SSP) despite having only recently started the rollouts of its MEB electric platform for volume EVs and its PPE architecture for upscale electric cars.
The MEB platform underpins new-generation EVs including the VW ID3 and ID4, Audi Q4 e-tron and Skoda Enyaq, while the first cars on the PPE platform will be the electric Porsche Macan, which launches next year, and Audi Q6 e-tron, which will go on sale early 2023.
VW Group CEO Herbert Diess described SSP as a "super platform" during the automaker's "Strategy 2030" business plan presentation on July 13. The new architecture will "ensure customers get the best product and quality at the best price," Diess said.