Mahindra & Mahindra to build electric commercial vehicle

George Barrow
September 1, 2020

Mahindra & Mahindra, one of India’s largest car companies has signed a memorandum of understanding with REE Automotive to develop and manufacture electric commercial vehicles for global markets.

Technology company REE Automotive has already developed a flat and modular EV platform suitable for light and medium duty logistics.

It is hoped the collaboration will leverage REE’s electric vehicle corner module and platform technology of integrating powertrain, suspension and steering components in the arch of a vehicle wheel while using Mahindra’s vehicle design, engineering, and manufacturing assets.

“Our collaboration with REE has the potential to bring a disruptive approach to a new age of vehicles capitalising on our respective strengths,” said Rajesh Jejurikar, Mahindra & Mahindra executive director (auto and farm sectors).

“The competitive advantages of REE’s corner modular architecture with our experience in conventional vehicle system design, engineering, sourcing ecosystem and significant production capacity, provides a perfect match to deliver exciting zero emission vehicles, including autonomous vehicles, that can meet customer needs as never before.”

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George Barrow

George Barrow has been writing about nearly anything with wheels for the past 15 years, starting off his career in the car industry and ending up in commercial vehicles via a brief detour to cover technology, science and start-ups. Often found behind the wheel of a new product, his real interest lies in the business side of the automotive industry. George is the UK jury member of the International Van of the Year and International Pick-Up Award.

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