VW Mahindra seeks partnership for electric vehicle parts

New Delhi-Volkswagen is looking for a partnership to supply electrical components to Indian automakers Mahindra and Mahindra, the companies said Thursday.

Volkswagen Mahindra appreciates the scope of cooperation and they said they plan to conclude a supply contract by the end of 2022.

Mahindra is laying the foundation Electric car (EV) We are planning to use components such as electric motors on a platform called “Born Electric”. battery System components and battery cells supplied by Volkswagen.

This partnership came about when Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration was offering companies billions of dollars as an incentive to manufacture EVs and their components locally as India aims to achieve that. increase. Climate change And carbon reduction goals.

Thomas Schmol, Chief Executive Officer of Volkswagen Group Components, said:

Volkswagen has developed a modular open vehicle platform for EVs. This is called MEB and is used to build your own car and the cars of other group companies. Skoda When Audi.. This also allows Volkswagen to supply electrical technology and components to other automakers.

Rajesh Jejurikar, Executive Director of Mahindra’s Automotive and Agricultural Division, said Volkswagen’s “Extensive Technology, Innovation and Vertical Integration in the Supply Chain” will provide a framework for developing Mahindra’s EV platform. ..

(Report by Aditi Shah, edited by Kim Coghill)

VW Mahindra seeks partnership for electric vehicle parts

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