Mahle expanding electrification supply role with e-compressors

Mahle expanding electrification supply role with e-compressors

Mahle says it has secured numerous series orders for its electric A/C compressor in the passenger car and commercial vehicle sectors from the technology group from Stuttgart with an order volume of approximately 1.4 billion euros. Mahle recently introduced what it describes as “the most powerful e-compressor currently available on the market” with a peak power of 18 kW.

E-compressors are the heart of thermal management in electric vehicles. The key component is important for the temperature control of the e-drive and thus crucial for the service life, charging speed and cruising range of the battery. In addition, it ensures pleasant passenger comfort.

Mahle currently offers its high-voltage compressor in voltage ranges up to 900 volts. Its compact design means that it can be used in all vehicle classes, from passenger cars to heavy-duty commercial vehicles, Mahle says. The extremely small installation space requirements are made possible by the patented refrigerant cooling of the compressor motor and electronics.

One of the biggest challenges with electric battery-powered vehicles is also cabin acoustics. Here, passengers find the smallest vibrations and the slightest noise developments disturbing. The noise-optimized high-voltage compressor from Mahle effectively causes just the slightest vibrations, the company says.

In addition to e-compressors for e-mobility, Mahle also develops and produces electric actuators, auxiliary components, engine accessories, auxiliary aggregates, the electronics and software, and the entire thermal management system. Between 2022 and 2026, more than 20 electrified vehicle platforms from passenger car and commercial vehicle manufacturers will be launched on the market that rely on Mahle technology and products, the company says. Mahle adds it already generates over 60% of its sales independently of the passenger car combustion engine. This should increase to 75% by 2030, the company says.

You May Also Like

Mullen to begin Class 3 EV production at Mississippi plant

Mullen has partnered with NRTC for assembly line installation, which includes robotics and automation systems.


Mullen Automotive says vehicle production will begin in July 2023 at the company’s manufacturing center in Tunica, Mississippi. Mullen’s manufacturing group has partnered with NRTC Automation (“NRTC”) out of Birmingham, Alabama, for Class 3 assembly line installation and integration, which includes all robotics and automation systems for vehicle production.

Volvo Trucks starts hydrogen truck tests on public roads 

Volvo Trucks’ fuel cell electric trucks will be available in the second half of this decade.

Mitchell report highlights an increase in EV collision claims

Refinish time for EVs is nearly an hour more than for ICE automobiles, which adds to insurance claim costs.

Frito-Lay to deploy 700 electric delivery vehicles before 2024

Frito-Lay says zero- and near-zero-emission vehicles are a key step in achieving its net-zero emissions goal by 2040.

Ford EV maintenance and repair opportunities

The maintenance schedule of the Mach-E is built around 6- and 12-month inspections of components and fluids.


Other Posts

Mahle, Midtronics partner on EV battery service

Battery service could represent half of the overall service performed in shops, the companies say.

UL Solutions opens Illinois EV charging laboratory

The facility will supply EV charging OEMs and their suppliers with shorter development cycles.

GM, Samsung SDI to invest $3B in U.S. EV battery manufacturing

The companies say they plan to jointly operate the new facility, which will go live in 2026.

Liqui Moly develops liquid thermal manager for EV batteries

The technology found in electric and hybrid vehicles functions optimally in certain temperature windows, Liqui Moly says.