Brose likely to supply Indian OEM with e-powertrain

by Ajit Dalvi 01 Aug 2021


Germany-based Brose, which ranks in the top 40 global automotive suppliers, is bullish on electric mobility worldwide. In early September, Brose will showcase its new drive concepts for electric scooters at the 2021 IAA Mobility trade fair to be held in Munich.

“While 2.2 million battery-powered scooters, mopeds and motorcycles were sold in 2019, sales are expected to increase to over 16 million units by 2030. Brose wants to tap into this growth potential with a new drive for e-scooters,” said Raymond Mutz, Executive Vice-President (Drives) of the Brose Group.

According to Brose, its “compact and lightweight system requires less package space, which has a positive impact on the scooter’s weight. This gives the vehicle an extended range and agile handling. Manufacturers also benefit from a cost-efficient product and have a much easier time expanding their market share thanks to competitive pricing.”

“In the future, we also want to offer the electric drive for retrofitting existing vehicles. By the same token, we are working on software solutions for battery management,” added Mutz.

What connects the official statement dated July 29 to India is that Brose said, “The company already received its first order from one of the largest two-wheeler manufacturers in the world. Beginning in 2022, the supplier will manufacture the motor, vehicle control unit and power electronics in Pune, India.”

Brose has not specifically mentioned the EV manufacturer in its media communication. Brose India declined to comment to a query sent by Autocar Professional.    

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