Volkswagen to Launch First Electric Cars on Scalable Systems Platform in 2028

Volkswagen Group is gearing up to release its first electric cars built on the Scalable Systems Platform (SSP) in 2028. The SSP platform, envisioned by former CEO Herbert Diess, aims to streamline electric vehicle production across all Volkswagen Group brands. Originally scheduled for completion by 2026, the development process has faced delays, pushing the launch to 2030.

At a recent event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Volkswagen Golf, CEO Thomas Schäfer announced plans to debut the next-generation electric cars on the SSP chassis in 2028. Despite challenges with MEB-based EV sales and investor pressure, Volkswagen is determined to deliver on its electric vehicle strategy.

The transition to electric cars has posed challenges for Volkswagen, especially in adapting to the advanced technology pioneered by Tesla. With the SSP platform, Volkswagen aims to consolidate its electric vehicle lineup and enhance competitiveness in the evolving automotive landscape.

The success of the SSP platform will be critical for Volkswagen’s future in the electric vehicle market. As the company navigates the shift towards sustainable mobility, the launch of SSP-based electric cars in 2028 marks a significant milestone in Volkswagen’s electric vehicle journey.