Future Skateboard and Platform Architecture Strategies of Electric Vehicle (EV) Companies

Automakers Should Strategize Best-in-class Flexible and Variable EV/AD Platforms that can Seamlessly Transition into Mobility Intelligence Platforms

As the automotive industry converges toward Connected, Autonomous, Shared, and Electric (CASE) mobility, OEMs are working on re-engineering their conventional platforms to accommodate electric vehicle (EV) components such as batteries and motors. However, the industry’s transition from a vehicle-centric to a service-centric approach necessitates the development of new digital platforms (software, back-haul connectivity, and cloud). Future modular EV platforms will be flexible and multifaceted, with various vehicle types and shapes being built on a single program, saving OEMs the time, effort, and money required to launch new models. OEMs will call for partnerships based on their strategies, with traditional OEMs taking a gradual approach and new developers (Tesla, Waymo) starting ahead of the curve.