Mahindra & Mahindra appears to assist SsangYong’s EV enterprise, Auto Information, Automobilnews
Even because the cash-strapped SsangYong Motors is struggling to remain afloat, its mother or father firm Mahindra & Mahindra is seeking to assist the electrical automobile (EV) enterprise on the Korean automotive maker. Mahindra plans to develop and provide the electrical SUV drivetrain on its ‘MESMA 350’ platform. This powertrain is appropriate for changing current ICE (inside combustion engine) autos to electrical and for making ground-up EVs.
The UV main has been in discussions with a number of firms globally for this platform as Mahindra Electrical appears to de-risk its India enterprise by supplying EV know-how, particularly for last-mile connectivity. It showcased Mesma 350, scalable and modular structure with a 350 Volt powertrain, on the Auto Expo final 12 months.
“Mahindra will proceed to assist SsangYong to develop and provide the electrical SUV drivetrain on MESMA 350 platform primarily based on their necessities,” mentioned Rajesh Jejurikar, ED, Mahindra & Mahindra.
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“Mahindra would have benefited from the worldwide footprint of SsangYong and launched EV platforms globally had they continued their relationship. Now, the MESMA platform will focus much more on ground-up EV mannequin improvement for India and sharing the Mesma platform with SsangYong will assist each firms,” mentioned Kaushik Madhavan, VP, mobility, Frost & Sullivan.