German auto parts manufacturer MAHLE is increasingly becoming an e-mobility supplier. The company says its electric AC compressor is particularly sought-after thanks to its peak power of 18 kW, which makes it the most powerful e-compressor on the market at the moment.
The company says it has already secured numerous series orders in the passenger and commercial vehicle sectors, amounting to approximately 1.4 billion euros.
E-compressors are one of the key components in EV thermal management. They regulate the temperature of the electric drivetrain, and are thus crucial for the service life, charging speed and cruising range of the battery.
In addition to e-compressors for e-mobility, MAHLE develops and produces electric actuators, auxiliary components, engine accessories, auxiliary aggregates, electronics and software, and entire thermal management systems. According to the company, between 2022 and 2026, more than 20 electrified vehicle platforms from leading passenger and commercial vehicle manufacturers will be launched on the market that rely on its technology and products. MAHLE says it already generates over 60% of its sales independently of ICE vehicles, a share that it hopes to increase to 75% by 2030.
“MAHLE will continue to expand its role as a complete system supplier for air conditioning in EVs,” said Arnd Franz, CEO of the MAHLE Group.