Musashi commences production of EV two wheeler e-axles in India

The e-axles will be manufactured at the Musashi India’s production facility in Bangalore and Musashi plans to invest Rs 160 crore in its EV business in Phase I.

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 24 Jun 2024 Views icon969 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp
Musashi commences production of EV two wheeler e-axles in India

Musashi Auto Parts India Pvt Ltd (Musashi), a 100% owned subsidiary of Musashi Seimitsu Industries, Japan, has commenced the mass production of EV two-wheeler e-axles in India.

The e-axles will be manufactured at the Musashi India’s production facility in Bangalore and the line-off ceremony was held at their facility on 5 June, to celebrate the start of mass production. 

Musashi has set up capacity to produce 10,000 e-axles per month in phase 1. This will be ramped up by the addition of additional lines from the third year onwards. Envisaged as a compatible drive unit that can be easily integrated into EV two wheelers, these e-axles will be compact, lightweight, and quiet that will be integral in delivering higher performance, range and a better riding experience for users.

Naoya Nishimura (CEO, India  and Africa Region), stated, "The commencement of the manufacturing of e-axles marks a significant milestone in our journey towards accelerating the adoption of EVs in India and enabling a faster transition to green mobility. Our production lines are equipped with state of the art technologies that will ensure a seamless integration across the assembly line, ensuring increased efficiencies and production output."

"With the rapid growth of EV two-wheelers in India, the need to build a local and robust ecosystem of EV components is imperative. At Musashi, our goal is to contribute to the growth of  this ecosystem by combining our legacy and expertise in manufacturing auto components with our R&D capabilities to deliver cutting-edge, high performance EV drive units to the burgeoning EV industry in India."

Musashi plans to invest Rs 160 crore in its electric vehicle (EV) business in Phase I. This significant investment has been allocated to establishing new assembly lines for EV transmission components and upgrading existing facilities.

The company forayed into the EV segment in India in September 2023, by announcing a joint venture with Delta Electronics, Inc. and Toyota Tsusho Corporation, to establish Musashi Delta e-Axle India Private Limited.

With a 51 % stake in the JV, Musashi set-up the facility in Bangalore to manufacture and sell e-Axles for two-wheeler EVs in the Indian, African and ASEAN market.

Consisting of a motor assembly line and a drive unit assembly line, Musashi plans to achieve a localisation level of 2/3rd of the total cost by the end of this financial year. 

Musashi India is also working with BNC Motors to develop products equipped with EV drive units. These units will be used in BNC's upcoming EV two-wheeler that will be equivalent to a 125cc ICE scooter. 

Tags: Musashi
RELATED ARTICLES
onsemi selected to power Volkswagen Group’s next gen Electric Vehicles

auther Autocar Pro News Desk calendar22 Jul 2024

Company will be primary provider of fully optimized power system solution based on onsemi’s latest generation EliteSiC M...

Battery360 Alliance launched for sustainable battery value chain

auther Autocar Pro News Desk calendar22 Jul 2024

The Alliance will work towards fostering the discourse on creating a robust and sustainable value chain for batteries th...

Sanjay Gawde appointed Head- HR and Administration of Mahindra Logistics effective 1 October 2024, as Edwin Lobo resigns

auther Autocar Pro News Desk calendar22 Jul 2024

Edwin Lobo has resigned from the services of the Company on 22 July 2024, on account of personal commitments.