CES 2020: How Benteler aims to cut EV entry costs with ‘skateboard’

Benteler Automotive is hoping to win business in the growing market for electric cars with a platform that is ready for series production.

The German supplier developed the architecture, which it calls Electric Drive System 2.0, with Robert Bosch.

The goal is to sell the platform to either established automakers or startups, which could modify it to their specifications and add bodywork and other components as needed.

Benteler showed the platform to the public at the Frankfurt auto show in September and at this month’s CES in Las Vegas.