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Mahindra to use Volkswagen electric components for their upcoming EVs

Mahindra and Volkswagen have officially announced a deepened partnership focused on sharing electric vehicle components for future models. This collaboration marks a significant step forward from the term sheet signed in 2022, which outlined Mahindra’s utilisation of Volkswagen’s MEB architecture for its INGLO-based EVs.

The groundwork for this partnership was laid as far back as 2022 and today’s confirmation solidifies their commitment to mutual growth in the electric mobility sector. One of the key outcomes of this collaboration is Mahindra’s forthcoming INGLO-based SUV, slated for an early 2025 launch.

Under the agreement, Volkswagen will supply MEB components to Mahindra, signalling a significant exchange of technology and expertise between the two automotive giants. Importantly, Mahindra will initially import its batteries from Volkswagen, although discussions around local manufacturing are ongoing.

The supply agreement is expected to span several years, with an estimated total volume of about 50GWh over its lifetime.

The first Mahindra INGLO platform-based EV is set to enter series production by December 2024, marking a milestone in the collaboration between the two companies. Additionally, Mahindra will benefit from some MEB platform-based EV components, further diversifying its electric vehicle lineup.

Beyond component supply, Mahindra and Volkswagen are exploring broader avenues of cooperation, including platform sharing, which extends beyond the borders of India. This indicates a strategic alignment between the two companies to leverage each other’s strengths for mutual benefit.

Currently, Mahindra has the XUV400 EV on sale in India, with plans to introduce its first born EV based on the INGLO platform in early 2025. Meanwhile, the Volkswagen Group is gearing up to launch the Skoda Enyaq EV in India later this year.

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