Reviews e-cars: VW platform MEB competitive with Tesla according to UBS analysis

21:05  05 march  2021
21:05  05 march  2021 Source:   t3n.de

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According to an analysis by UBS, VW’s MEB e-car platform is “fully competitive” with Tesla in terms of costs. When it comes to batteries, however, Tesla has the edge.

VW ID 3 bekommt Over-the-Air-Updates. © Volkswagen VW ID 3 receives over-the-air updates.

The major Swiss bank UBS, together with the electric car experts from P3 Group , took apart a VW ID 3 and compared it with Tesla's electric cars. The industry analysts came to the conclusion that the VW platform for the production of electric cars (MEB - Modular Electrification Kit) with Tesla is “fully competitive” in terms of costs.

Tesla is still ahead of batteries when it comes to batteries. VW

VW achieves "first-class energy density, efficiency and scalability", as reports to electrive.net , who have the UBS analysis. But when it comes to batteries, VW is still well behind Tesla. The cost disadvantage here is currently 1,300 US dollars per manufactured car. With the introduction of the new batteries in the Model Y , Tesla could expand the cost advantage of the batteries compared to VW to $ 2,000.

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However, with the battery cells from LG used in the ID 3, VW is in the top 3 worldwide, along with CATL and Tesla, according to UBS analysis. Meanwhile, the Volkswagen Group's software platform and ecosystem are first class, but VW is years behind Tesla. According to the bank analysts, VW has made a big leap in centralizing IT hardware. In terms of software, however, there are still no major differences to other manufacturers.

Speaking of VW software: The group announced on Friday that ID 3 and ID 4 will receive updates "over the air" in the future. The prerequisite for this is software version ID 2.1, which should be on board for all ID models produced since the calendar week eight. All existing ID holders will gradually be provided with the new software, as VW says. To do this, they have to go to the dealer once.

over-the-air updates from summer 2021

First “over-the-air” updates for ID customers. From then on there should be an update every three months. In addition to optimizing software performance, this should also contain new functions and options for customization. "The introduction of 'over-the-air' updates is the next important step in our transformation into a tech company and the development of new business models," commented Volkswagen boss Ralf Brandstätter.

Tesla to deliver half a million vehicles in 2020 .
The US electric car manufacturer Tesla delivered more cars than ever before in the last quarter of 2020. © Patrick Pleul / dpa-Zentralbild / dpa In the foreground you can see the paint shop building on the construction site of the Tesla Gigafactory near Berlin. With sales of 180,570 cars, the previous record of just under 140,000 from the third quarter was once again clearly exceeded, according to a company announcement.

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