German automotive major Volkswagen Group (VW Group) said it has no plans to bring its MEB platform, the backbone of its global electric vehicle (EV) offensive, to India in the near future as the market is not yet mature and the EV infrastructure is not developed.
The Group said it is observing the developments in the Indian automotive market and will bring its EVs as and when the market is ready.
They will wait for infrastructure to improve in countries like India or will launch if the increasing customer base in bigger car segments is good enough for VW Group to bring its EVs such as the electric car ID.3.
The VW Group is starting the global roll-out of its MEB (modular electric brand) platform with its upcoming ID.4 compact electric sports utility vehicle.
The ID.3 is taking to the road at the moment (in Europe) and will be soon followed by the ID.4. These are the two trailblazers of the new climate friendly mobility. Further model, ID.5 will follow next year.
The VW Group plans to produce 26 million EVs by 2029, some 20 million alone based on the MEB platform and by 2024 the group will be investing 33 billion (euro) in e-mobility throughout the group.
Reference- HT Auto, CNBC, InsideEVs, Economic Times, Top Gear