Mahindra plans to develop and provide the electrical SUV drivetrain on its ‘MESMA 350’ platform. This powertrain is appropriate for changing present ICE (inner 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 Electric looks to de-risk its India business by supplying EV expertise, 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 continue to support SsangYong to develop and supply the electric SUV drivetrain on MESMA 350 platform based on their requirements,” mentioned Rajesh Jejurikar, ED, Mahindra & Mahindra.
“Mahindra would have benefited from the global footprint of SsangYong and launched EV platforms globally had they continued their relationship. Now, the MESMA platform will focus a lot more on ground-up EV model development for India and sharing the Mesma platform with SsangYong will help both companies,” mentioned Kaushik Madhavan, VP, mobility, Frost & Sullivan.