Mahindra And Volkswagen Join Hands To Use MEB Electric Components

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The MEB electric platform and its components allows car manufacturers to build their portfolio of electrified vehicles, quickly and cost-effectively

Homegrown automaker Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) has partnered with Volkswagen to explore the use of MEB (modular electric drive matrix) electric components for Mahindra’s new “Born Electric Platform”. 

The shared objective of the two companies is to electrify the Indian automotive market, one of the most important automotive growth markets and a key element in the global decarbonisation of the mobility sector, the companies said in a statement. 

This agreement will evaluate the binding rules for the evaluation phase as well as the non-binding scope of supply. The binding supply agreement will be negotiated and concluded by the end of 2022, it said.

With this partnership, Mahindra intends to equip its “Born Electric Platform” with MEB electric components such as electric motors, battery system components and battery cells.  

The MEB electric platform and its components allows car manufacturers to build their portfolio of electrified vehicles, quickly and cost-effectively.

“It’s another proof point that the MEB is both technologically state of the art and highly competitive in terms of cost. The MEB is thus progressively developing into the leading open platform for e-mobility, generating significant volume and economies of scale. That’s crucial for every company in the EV world and the key to competitive solutions for our customers,” said Thomas Schmall, Volkswagen Group Board of Management member for Technology and CEO of Volkswagen Group Components.

“The complementarity of their extensive technology, innovation, and vertical integration in supply chains, will provide a framework to develop our next gen “Born Electric Platform”, to be revealed soon in Oxfordshire UK. Our teams across India, UK and Detroit are passionately creating a breath-taking future,” said Rajesh Jejurikar, Executive Director, Auto and Farm Sectors, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. 

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