The German car manufacturer Volkswagen will supply the Indian company Mahindra & Mahindra with electronic components for its new electric SUVs.
Volkswagen reported on Monday that with this strategic alliance they want to accelerate the electrification of the Indian car market.
The two companies have signed a declaration of intent to supply Mahindra with components from VW’s MEB modular electric platform for its new electric SUVs, which are based on the Inglo platform.
Volkswagen will supply a volume of more than a million units, according to plans.
MEB stands for Modular Electric Drive Matrix, a platform developed for electric cars.
The MEB platform is made up of a fast-charging battery system, which consists of a series of modules whose number varies according to the autonomy chosen for a given model. Each module has 12 lithium-ion battery cells.
Volkswagen and Mahindra want to explore more potentials for a collaboration in India in electric mobility, such as vehicle projects, charging and power solutions and local battery production.
India is, with 3 million new vehicles per year, one of the five largest car markets in the world and together with China the only region in which registrations rose in the first half of 2022.
Volkswagen anticipates that the electrification of the passenger car segment will accelerate significantly in the coming years.