Compared to the batteries used until now, one of the advantages of the MEB system is its scalability – in other words, it is relatively simple to integrate into ID. models with various different power levels. One example: If the user of an ID.* is less concerned with having a particularly long range – being a driver, for instance, who mainly drives in the city and only for short distances – a battery with a smaller energy content would be perfectly suitable. That would make the car cheaper. Those who drive longer distances, by contrast, would opt for a larger battery. This would give them greater flexibility. These are precisely the types of customization options that the new battery system makes possible.
And thanks to the aluminum housing, the battery of the ID. models is also very light, which in turn is good for range. Because the arrangement of the cell modules is similar to that of a bar of chocolate, the battery is also very easy to install. It also gets high scores for its charging performance of up to 125 kW – a value never before achieved in the segment of the ID.*, which accelerates the charging process and makes for shorter charging stops.