The two new EV brands of Mahindra
Mahindra launched 5 SUVs back-to-back in last 3 years in ICE segment and all became super popular in Indian market. On 15th August 2022 (On the occasion of India’s 75th Independence Day) it was something very special and that for unveil something for the Green Mobility. We also know that Mahindra owned Pininfarina has already proved it’s name in Automobile Industry by designing several iconic cars and also hyper electric car named – ‘Battista‘
Now for the Indian market Mahindra has re-invented the same wheel from scratch to give something special to its customer and specially to those who are just waiting for the Mahindra upcoming electric SUVs. It’s about all electric. Future ready technology, game changing electric architecture that will redefine the speed and give consumers the flexibility to choose their experience, special design presence which developed in collaboration with global partners such as Volkswagen for technology and British international investment who’ve infused capital of 250 million dollars.
The ‘Twin Peaks’ and ‘The BE’
Mahindra made big announcement by unveiling two new electric brands under the house of Mahindra.
- Twin peaks : Under this the Mahindra is leveraging their iconic brands and taking it to a whole new level
- BE : Completely all new revolutionary brand vehicles.
These both brands will have a range of products that will honor Mahindra’s legacy while embracing the future for those customers who have the passion to live life beyond boundaries. Both brands explore the impossible.
On the other hand the ‘BE’ their audacious new design language will open specification to a completely reimagined world bold evocative exhilarating and intuitive and that will push the boundaries of expectation in a world that doesn’t need you to fit in a new brand that lets you be who you want to be.
Both ‘the twin peaks’ and ‘BE’ brands will share one common all new purpose build platform- tailored, specifically for EV’s ground up with five head turning expressions of Mahindra’s vision creating untold possibilities for generation ‘e’. All together Mahindra has promised to launch 5 new electric SUVs in coming years.
Details of upcoming e-SUVs from Mahindra
The coming year for Mahindra lovers are going to be very exciting because Mahindra will launch all five different electric SUVs under the brand names ‘Twin Peaks’ and ‘BE’.
Here you see the details info of Mahindra upcoming electric SUV brands and vehicle names:
XUV.e9 and XUV.E8
BE.05, BE.07 and BE.09
Mahindra introduces ‘INGLO’, it’s new EV architecture
As per the Mahindra- The next generation platform is the basis of everything that follows purpose-built ground up with breathtaking innovation at it’s beating heart and this body has a soul – Intuitive, Intelligent and Immersive. And Mahindra call that purpose-built electric platform experience ‘INGLO’. It’s Indian innovation at heart and global in the reach and experience that platform will deliver. INGLO is the flow and exchange of energy and emotion.
This skateboard will power the XUV and BE electric vehicles. This INGLO EV architecture is developed using Volkswagen’s MEB platform components.
As per Mahindra, the ‘INGLO’ platform is a new beginning rewriting the rules to outperform on every level like: Endless adaptability, Modular scalable design that integrates with multiple top body shell structures, variable lengths, variable wheel bases and overhangs creates an SUV that truly fits the lifestyles of all different customers. Optimized architecture with significant reduction in under body weight will give one of the lightest skateboards.
Specialty of INGLO EV platform
Hyper-efficiency and Battery chemistry:
Mahindra claims to achieve giant leap in battery science with safe and robust LFP chemistry using two different cutting-edge cell architectures – blade and prismatic with energy options ranging from 60 kWh to 80 kWh battery designed for an incredible 175 kW fast charge and charging up to 80 percent in less than 30 minutes. An intelligent and efficient battery management system with high precision enhanced robustness and functional safety its high number of charge dis-charge cycles coupled with a long life span will also help reduce waste.
Accelerating performance from INGLO:
A compact all-in-one electric engine with motor transmission inverter integrated into a single unit . The e-Axle of rear wheel drive with 170 kW power and the all wheel drive with 250 kW power intended to take the SUV zero to 100 kilometer per hour in less than six seconds.
Optimized Range for electric SUV:
Efficient power train and high voltage systems , an intelligent brake system with the best in class recuperation potential, reduced rolling resistance with 5.5 RRC Tyre and zero drag wheel bearings.
Ultimate Vehicle Dynamics:
A best-in-class semi-active suspension system provides not only excellent ride comfort but also enhanced handling and immersive sporty drive experience. The brake by wire technology that is completely decoupled.
Other features are:
Brake by wire technology: So, like conventional vehicle there will not be any hydraulic braking system anymore. That’s completely decoupled from hydraulic system allows multiple brake modes for pedal feel and recuperation.
Mahindra has always focused on the driver and occupant safety in their cars. And with new EV architecture is built for five-star global N-CAP rating.
- Structural gauge around the passenger cabin will reduce the passenger injury.
- Ultra high strength boron steel ensures excellent battery protection.
With five radars, one vision ADAS architecture INGLO will have L2 Plus autonomy.
Some other features of upcoming Mahindra EVs
The future EVs from Mahindra will be advanced with embedded 5G network capability and over the air updates. Other than that the interior of the vehicles will also be futuristic. Edge-to-edge vista screen display, Head-up display, the vehicle will be more than mobility. Upcoming electric portfolio will offer endless adaptability like- plug and play on the go any household appliance, for playing, working or just chilling.
Launch date for Mahindra electric SUV in India
These all 5 Mahindra electric SUVs (XUV.e9 and XUV.E8 from Twin Peaks brand AND BE.05, BE.07 and BE.09 from BE brand) will be launched in upcoming years
Mahindra XUV.e8 —> Launch in December 2024
Vehicle dimension (LxWxH) :4740 x 1900 x 1760 mm , Wheelbase: 2762 mm
Powertrain: All wheel drive system
Mahindra XUV.e9 —> Launch in April 2025
Vehicle dimension (LxWxH) :4790 x 1905 x 1690 mm , Wheelbase: 2775 mm
Mahindra BE.05 —> Launch in October 2025
Vehicle dimension (LxWxH) :4370 x 1900 x 1635 mm , Wheelbase: 2775 mm
Mahindra BE.07 —> Launch in December 2026
Vehicle dimension (LxWxH) :4565 x 1900 x 1660 mm , Wheelbase: 2775 mm
Mahindra BE.09 —> Information still awaited.
Mahindra and Volkswagen partnership for INGLO
Statement from Volkswagen: The Volkswagen Group and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M) today announced they intend to expand their cooperation. Both companies signed a Term Sheet on the supply of MEB electric components for Mahindra’s new, purpose-built electric platform INGLO, deepening the Partnering Agreement from earlier this year. The cooperation intends to have a volume of more than one million units over lifetime and includes the equipment of five all-electric SUVs with MEB components. In addition, the two companies will explore further opportunities for collaboration, opening the perspective towards a broader strategic alliance to accelerate the electrification of the Indian automotive market.
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