January 30, 2019 / 1:57 PM / 9 months ago

Volkswagen aims to open e-vehicle platform to competitors: Tagesspiegel

FILE PHOTO: Volkswagen logos are pictured during the media day of the Salao do Automovel International Auto Show in Sao Paulo, Brazil November 6, 2018. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker/File Photo

BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen is in advanced talks with competitors over opening its modular MEB platform for the mass production of electric vehicles to rivals, German paper Tagesspiegel on Wednesday cited the VW brand’s strategy chief as saying.

Volkswagen wants its modular car platform to become “a standard not only for the VW group”, Michael Jost told the paper.

Volkswagen in January said that it was in constructive talks to share the MEB platform with Ford, with which it entered into a wide-ranging partnership.

Reporting by Tassilo Hummel; Editing by Maria Sheahan

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