Mahindra and Volkswagen consider new partnerships in the field of e-mobility

The cooperation between the two manufacturers has resulted in the use of VW’s MEB components in Mahindra’s INGLO platform. In addition, the two could develop electric vehicles and electric mobility infrastructure.

Volkswagen and Mahindra sign Term Sheet for supply of VW MEB components for Mahindra’s INGLO platform.

STRONG POINTS

  • Volkswagen supplied components such as the electric transmission, battery systems and battery cells.
  • Mahindra’s new INGLO platform underpins all five future e-SUVs.
  • Both parties will explore the possibility of new developments in the field of e-mobility.

Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd and Volkswagen Group have announced that the two companies will expand their cooperation. Previously, the two companies signed a term sheet for the supply of MEB components of Mahindra’s new INGLO electric vehicle platform. The cooperation means having a volume of one million units and is part of the acquisition of components for Mahindra’s five new electric SUVs.

The INGLO platform, developed by Mahindra for its electric SUVs, uses an electric drivetrain, battery system and battery cells from the MEB platform. The term sheet includes all major business and technical terms that will lead to the location of the battery system. The final agreement will be negotiated by both parties and finalized by the end of 2022.

Both parties are also exploring the possibility of a strategic alliance for India, with both companies agreeing to explore other areas of electric mobility. This will include vehicle projects, localization of battery cell manufacturing, charging and energy solutions for the electric vehicle ecosystem in India.

Speaking about the announcement, Thomas Schmall, Volkswagen Group Board Member for Technology and CEO of VW Group Components, said: “We are pleased to have identified a broader field of collaboration. between our two companies. Together, Volkswagen and Mahindra can make a significant contribution to the electrification of India, a huge automotive market with ambitious climate protection commitments. The MEB electric platform and its components are essential to affordable sustainable mobility worldwide. The partnership not only demonstrates that our platform business is highly competitive, but also that the MEB is well on its way to becoming one of the leading open platforms for e-mobility.

“The signing of the technical-commercial term sheet is a significant step forward in our partnership with Volkswagen. Our purpose-built INGLO platform offers unparalleled potential for further growth and customization for the development of new and innovative products, not only for India, but for global markets. Our vision is to lead the e-mobility revolution in India by delivering genuine electric SUVs with cutting-edge technology as seen in the UK today. We are very excited to explore other areas of potential collaboration with Volkswagen and are confident that together we can shape an exciting electric future. said Rajesh Jejurikar, Executive Director, Automotive and Agricultural Sectors, Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd.

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