Mahindra to go heavy on electrification, announces 120 billion investment

MAHINDRA-RESULTS:India's Mahindra to invest $1.44 billion in EV unit, SUV sales propel Q4 profit beat
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Mahindra currently offers one EV model - the XUV400 - and said that it will launch its new range of EVs by next year.
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Mahindra currently offers one EV model - the XUV400 - and said that it will launch its new range of EVs by next year.

Indian automaker Mahindra & Mahindra will invest 120 billion rupees ($1.44 billion) in its electric vehicles unit, it said on Thursday, as the company beat fourth-quarter profit estimates on steady sales of its sports utility vehicles (SUVs).

The company also said it will sell some assets associated with its EV car business to the electric unit, Mahindra Electric Automobile for 7.96 billion rupees.

Mahindra currently offers one EV model - the XUV400 - and said that it will launch its new range of EVs by next year. The unit's success is also imperative for Mahindra's plans to list the EV subsidiary, the company's Managing Director Anish Shah had told Reuters in January.

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Meanwhile, Mahindra, whose car portfolio is almost entirely SUVs such as Scorpio and Thar, sold 27.2 per cent more SUVs in the three months to March 31 from a year earlier.

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Utility vehicles (UV) accounted for more than half of passenger vehicle (PV) sales in India, rising 31 per cent year-on-year, according to an industry body while PV sales have risen to record levels over the last two fiscal years.

The company said standalone profit after tax rose 31.6 per cent to 20.38 billion rupees ($244.06 million), beating analysts' estimates of 19.61 billion rupees as per LSEG data.

The company's automotive business brings in almost two-thirds of total revenue, which rose 11.2 per cent to 251.09 billion rupees, beating analysts' average estimate of 240.25 billion rupees.

First Published Date: 16 May 2024, 16:29 PM IST
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