Volkswagen ID.4 – X-Ray view of the internal structure

Different from the ground up: the MEB

MEB is short for Modular Electric Drive matrix. No matter how you refer to it, it’s a powerful platform built for our EVs.

MEB is short for Modular Electric Drive matrix. No matter how you refer to it, it’s a powerful platform built for our EVs.

One modular platform, many models

Whether it’s a city car, SUV, or spacious seven-seater, the Modular Electric Drive matrix – known as the MEB platform – is intended to underpin every future Volkswagen EV.

This newly developed vehicle platform, designed specifically for EVs, makes the most out of the possibilities offered by the technology. In short, it means an emphasis on space, range, comfort, and convenience.

Space to grow

Volkswagen has rethought electric mobility from the ground up. An EV doesn’t need a combustion engine, gearbox, transmission tunnel, tank unit, or exhaust system.

This is good news for you from a design and engineering standpoint because EVs need less space than combustion vehicles. The wheelbase can be longer, the overhangs can be shorter, and the small electric motor can sit directly on the axles themselves.

This not only looks more dynamic but also provides the perfect base for every vehicle – from a compact car to a van.

In an EV that was designed from the ground up, you’ll experience a whole new sense of space, with more room for yourself, your passengers, and your cargo.


The perfect power system

At the heart of the ID. family lies its fast-charging battery system, which is protected and integrated into the floor of the EV to save space. This lowers the centre of gravity and creates a better distribution of weight, so you can enjoy exceptionally well-balanced and dynamic driving.

Volkswagen ID.4 – X-Ray view of the battery and chassis

Battery with a system

The Volkswagen high-voltage battery

Turning electricity into mobility might sound simple at first but is actually complex. This is why we’ve created a clear and comprehensible battery system in the MEB platform. After all, you should know what’s in your ID. family

Connect with the ID. community

Be the first to hear about our electric future, with sneak peeks of new ID. models, newsworthy insights, and other electrifying details delivered right to your inbox.

Or, become part of our Facebook community group, ID. InsiderOpens an external link, to join the discussion on EVs and get the latest ID. family news.

Disclaimers by Volkswagen

  • All prices are MSRP in Canadian dollars. MSRP is the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price and excludes taxes, freight and PDI ($1,750 (Jetta, Jetta GLI, Golf, Golf GTI), $1,850 (Passat, Arteon) and $1,950 (Tiguan, Taos, Cross Sport, Atlas, ID.4), levies, fees, optional equipment, license, insurance, registration, and any dealer or other charges, where applicable. Environmental or related levies and taxes may vary by jurisdiction. Dealer may sell for less. European or American models may be shown. Specifications, equipment, options and prices are subject to change without notice. Although we endeavour to ensure that the information contained on the website is accurate, as errors may occur from time to time, customers should contact their local Volkswagen dealer for details. Photos for illustration purposes only. Some items, such as wheels, may be unavailable on some trim levels when vehicle is built or may not be available in Canada.

    Fuel consumption ratings are estimates based on Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan) fuel consumption criteria and testing methods and are provided for comparison purposes only.  Please refer to NRCan’s Fuel Consumption Guide. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving conditions, driver habits and the vehicle’s condition, weight carried and additional equipment. Tires are supplied and warranted by their manufacturer. Most vehicles are sold equipped with four all-season tires.
    For vehicles sold equipped with summer performance tires, note that appropriate all-season or winter weather tires are required for driving during cold, snowy or icy weather conditions. Please remember that the use of winter tires may be mandatory in your province or territory. Airbags are supplemental restraints only and will not deploy under all accident scenarios. Always use safety belts and seat children only in the rear seats, using restraint systems appropriate for their size and age. The navigation system depends upon signals from the GPS network and is designed to provide you with suggested routes only. Discrepancies may occur between the mapping and the actual location due to changes in street names, construction or other road system changes which are beyond the control of Volkswagen Canada. Please rely on your individual judgment in determining whether or not to follow a suggested navigation route.