MAHLE launches IPM motors for small electric vehicles in India
IPM Motors, which are greener products for the two wheeler industry, show 93 per cent system efficiency, are low on EMC emissions and are resistant to on road environmental conditions
The Stuttgart (Germany) based MAHLE, a global supplier and development partner to the automotive industry, has introduced a low voltage IPM Motor designed to operate on a variety of small electric vehicles, especially electric 2- and 3-wheelers. MAHLE recently increased its stake in its former 50:50 joint venture MAHLE Electric Drives India (MEDI) to 90 per cent. MEDI is developer and supplier of various e-mobility products.
Raj Kalra, President, MAHLE India, said, “Sensing the opportunities in the electric vehicle market in India we have planned local production of electric drive systems here. The IPM Motors for example are greener products for the two wheeler industry. They show 93 per cent system efficiency, are low on EMC emissions and are resistant to on road environmental conditions.”
Martin Wellhoeffer, Corporate Executive Vice President Sales and Application Engineering, MAHLE, said, “We are Bharat Stage 6 ready and well prepared for future mobility with our dual company strategy. We are developing new solutions in the field of electric mobility. At the same time we’re improving the internal combustion engine. This will allow us a smooth transition in a world with a changing mobility.”
MAHLE has diversified its business to cater to all segments in the industry – 2-wheelers, 3-wheelers, light vehicles, medium or heavy duty commercial vehicles and off-road vehicles. MAHLE has started increasing its footprints in the segment of e-mobility aggressively during the last years by localising mechatronics products as well as power electronics.
Wellhoeffer further added “MAHLE has been a regular exhibitor in Auto Expo. Not only does this indicate how important the Indian market is for MAHLE, but it also reflects on MAHLE’s commitment towards its customers in India.”
The MAHLE Group is committed to making transportation more efficient, more environmentally friendly, and more comfortable by continuously optimising the combustion engine, driving forward the use of alternative fuels, and laying the foundation for the worldwide introduction of e-mobility. The group’s product portfolio addresses all the crucial issues relating to the powertrain and air conditioning technology-both for drives with combustion engines and for e-mobility. MAHLE products are fitted in at least every second vehicle worldwide. Components and systems from MAHLE are also used off the road-in stationary applications, for mobile machinery, rail transport, as well as marine applications. In 2017, the group generated sales of approximately?Euro 12.8 billion with about 78,000 employees and is represented in 32 countries with 170 production locations. At 16 major research and development centers in Germany, Great Britain, Luxembourg, Spain, Slovenia, the USA, Brazil, Japan, China, and India, 6,100 development engineers and technicians are working on innovative solutions for the mobility of the future.