Georges Mourad, Director Global Service Solutions bei MAHLE Aftermarket (links) und Will Sampson, President of Midtronics (rechts), unterzeichnen das Memorandum of Understanding. Foto: MAHLE

Mahle and Midtronics partnership: Holistic battery diagnostics and maintenance for electric cars

MAHLE is already one of the leading suppliers for workshop service. Now, the Stuttgart-based automotive supplier and the US company Midtronics Inc. have agreed in a letter of intent to jointly develop service equipment for e-vehicles. The aim of the partnership is to offer workshops a safe, simple and effective service for the important Li-ion battery. The offer is to range from battery diagnostics to maintenance – independent of brand and over the entire life cycle of the batteries and vehicles.

MAHLE brings its knowledge and experience in refrigerant and fluid service, ADAS calibration, BatteryPRO solutions, and vehicle diagnostics to the partnership. Midtronics contributes with its leadership and technology in low and high voltage battery monitoring, inspection, diagnostics and maintenance. Together, the two companies can offer a complete range of services for electric vehicle batteries, which will account for a large part of independent workshops’ future business.

With the transformation to electric mobility, the cost and complexity of batteries and systems for the automotive aftermarket is one of the biggest challenges in its history. The battery itself can represent over 25 percent of the total vehicle cost and varies greatly from vehicle to vehicle. At the same time, the share of vehicles with electric drive systems (battery electric and hybrid vehicles) will increase to 95 percent in Europe, 90 percent in China and 75 percent in North America by 2035. Battery service could therefore soon represent half of the total services provided by workshops.;

15.05.2023   |  

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