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Ford To Build A Compact EV Based On The Volkswagen ID.3’s MEB Platform

The once-reported “baby” Ford Mach-E will be a non-identical VW ID.3 clone

  • This new Focus-sized EV should be the next EV after the Mustang Mach-E.

  • Not to be mistaken, the Mach-E is 100% Ford.

  • This is one other step in the Ford-VW partnership announced in January 2019.


This story began late last year but the actual origins go back to January of 2019 when, at the 2019 edition of the NAIAS (the last one!), Ford and Volkswagen announced a partnership that swings truck expertise from Ford to VW in exchange for EV tool and technology in the other direction.

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Ford has confirmed with Caradisiac that they will indeed use VW’s MEB platform and develop its own compact electric sedan. Odds are it will also use the same 110 kW motor and 48 kWh and 62 kWh battery packs. If Ford decides to bless this car with an “ST” trim, it could use the ID.3 Pro S’ 150 kW motor and 82 kWh battery.

Major Software Issues for the Volkswagen ID.3

There’s no word when this compact Ford EV will be ready for sale. The Volkswagen ID.3’s launch in Europe was planned for June however COVID-19 may seriously affect these plans. As we know, the ID.3 is not coming to North America, at least at first, which leads us to believe it won’t come. However, a Ford “VW” ID.4 clone certainly could.

Volkswagen ID.3 | Photo: Volkswagen

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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