Fully committed to electric power, Indian manufacturers are preparing an unprecedented offensive and intend to take advantage of European know-how to carry out their projects.
French automotive supplier Valeo announced on Monday a partnership with Mahindra & Mahindra, the leading Indian SUV manufacturer.
Collaboration involves a substantial order of approximately one billion dollars for the supply of the traction chain for the future electric SUV from Mahindra & Mahindra, the “Born Electric”.
Production will be localized, with strategic investment close to the brand’s Pune factory. This will encompass the electric motor, its inverter, the gearbox, and the integrated two-way 3-in-1 Combo power electronics. The latter combines the on-board charger (OBC), the DC-DC converter, and the power distribution unit (PDU).
In addition to the powertrain, Valeo will also supply the on-board charger for the manufacturer’s electric utility vehicles.
Xavier Dupont, President of Valeo’s Propulsion Systems division, was enthusiastic about this partnership, stating: “Our locally developed and produced solutions will enable Mahindra & Mahindra to offer its Indian customers electric vehicles with higher voltage and increased range. »
Vinod Sahay, President and Chief Procurement Officer for Auto & Farm at Mahindra & Mahindra, added, emphasizing the importance of this collaboration to realize their ambitious vision of electrification. “The localization of their technological solutions also demonstrates their commitment to the electrification of the Indian market”underlined Sahay.
Remember that the Indian government is pushing its local manufacturers to accelerate on electric and wants 30% 100% electric vehicles on its territory by 2030. Projections to 2027 suggest a market explosion with more than 6.3 million electric vehicles sold per year.
The other Indian manufacturer Tata is also preparing to launch a brand new range of electric vehicles with four models: the Nexon, the Punch, the Harrier and the Curvv. As for Mahindrafive electric SUVs are expected to be launched in India by 2026.
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