Porsche And Audi Co-Developing All-New PPE EV Platform

Audi and Porsche are working together to develop a next-generation electric architecture that will be used for future models from the VW Group’s premium brands.

Motor Trend reports that this all-new platform will be available in three variants, with Audi engineering two and Porsche one. According to Audi technical development chief Peter Mertens, however, the two won’t go it alone.

Codenamed PPE (Premium Platform Electric), the architecture will replace the J1 platform of the Porsche Mission E and the modified MLB that will be used by the Audi e-Tron Quattro.

The PPE will use some components and technology modules from the MEB and J1, but they will be optimized to make sure they suit high-performance luxury vehicles from the VW Group.

According to Mertens, Audi has abandoned its plans to create a next-generation MLB for ICE, hybrid and battery-electric powertrains in favor of the PPE: “We have changed direction. You give up too much potential if you have a platform that tries to do everything – it’s too expensive, too heavy, it has proportions that do not fit with luxury brands.”

The new platform will also benefit from lessons learned during the development of the MEB architecture that will underpin more than 15 mainstream VW models by 2025.

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