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Mahindra Electric launches its MESMA 48 platform for light EVs

Mahindra Electric has showcased its MESMA 48 platform offering globally competitive quality and is cost effective package. It is one of the company’s most utilised EV technology solution architecture.

The platform is highly scalable and has till date powered over 11,000 EVs on Indian roads. It can electrify a range of vehicles including three wheelers, quadricycles and even compact cars. The highlights of this platform are as under.

Mahesh Babu, MD & CEO of Mahindra Electric Mobility, India, said, “Our goal with EVs is to revolutionise first and last mile transportation globally and take e-mobility to the masses. World EV Day is a great forum for us to discuss the next big ideas for the global markets and we take this opportunity to launch our MESMA 48 platform globally.”

The platform is scalable in terms of both performance and range, offering voltage systems ranging from 44 V to 96 V. Components are available in both liquid and air-cooled configurations, as per requirement.

The drivetrain, with power ranging from 6 kW to 40 kW and subsequent torque ranging from 40Nm to 120 Nm, can be made available with three varying transmission ratios to suit the performance requirements. The platform delivers better acceleration than ICE counterparts.

A top speed of up to 80 km/h can be achieved with the MESMA 48 platform, making it perfect for the passenger as well as load-carrying segments. The platform is compatible with both rigid and flexible axle systems, the MESMA 48 platform is suitable for L5, L6 and L7 categories.

MESMA 48 platform offers a one-stop solution offering key EV components such as the drivetrain, battery pack, electronic control units, power electronics (MCU, OBC, LDC, PDU), their associated software, software calibration, vehicle integration and testing capabilities that can help launch a product in the fastest possible time. 

The platform uses integrated drivetrain solution leading to higher power density making it cost effective. The use of cost efficient, highly robust, temperature tolerant LFP cells and high energy density NMC cells which can match the performance, range, price and environment requirements of a wide set of customers. As a turnkey solutions provider, Mahindra Electric can help reduce the investment and pass onthe benefits of economies of scale to its customers.

OBC compatible with all major charging protocols such as CHADEMO, GBT, CCS and BCP. The BMS is designed for systems with up to 18 cells in series and is ISO 26262 ASIL-B compliant.

Mahindra EVs have crossed over 234 million kms on Indian roads. The company’s 600 member team offers expertise in electrification technology solutions based on over a decade of experience. It has over 50 plus patents filed globally.

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