Volkswagen (VW) and Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M), already in partnership, expanded their EV handshake by signing a term sheet for VW to supply electric components for a new family of five Mahindra electric SUVs.
Volkswagen’s Modular Electric Drive (MEB) kit components, a multi-purpose EV platform, will be used for Mahindra’s 'Born Electric Platform'.
Mahindra recently unveiled its new family of EV SUVs in the UK. The new models will be built on Mahindra’s INGLO platform with MEB parts, such as the electric drive system, battery system, and VW’s Unified Cell.
The electric components allow Mahindra to mass produce its new EV SUVs cost-effectively; the INGLO platform expects to power all of Mahindra’s EVs.
Transformation with MEB
According to VW, the architecture of the MEB will fundamentally change electric cars and cars in general. The Modular Electric Toolkit jettisons all the ballast of the fossil age as it has been designed consistently for electric cars. This leads to fundamental changes in body design, interior design, the package and the powertrain characteristics of electric Volkswagens.