Mahle says it has secured two major orders for thermal management modules that are emerging as essential systems in electrified vehicles.

One of the contracts is from an ‘established, globally-present vehicle manufacturer’. Mahle says it marks the largest single order in the company history of the technology group. The second order is from an ‘up-and-coming, innovative car manufacturer in the Asian region’.

The total order volume across both projects is just under €1.5 billion. Mahle is combining components, that were previously installed individually, into thermal management modules which control the temperature of the battery, vehicle cabin, powertrain and power electronics.

The supplier says the modules work much more efficiently than their individual components, and can significantly increase the cruising range of an electric car by up to 20 percent as well as its charging speed.

Mahle also claims the modular design approach enables smaller installation spaces and ‘drastically reduces assembly expenditures’. In this way, it says thermal management modules play a key role in e-mobility, by helping to make vehicles attractive and affordable.

As a driver of electrification, thermal management is a strategic business focus for the Mahle Group – a company with a history steeped in supplying ICE components such as pistons.

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“Our deep understanding of the system, coupled with years of experience in series production were decisive for securing both appointments. This successfully sets Mahle apart from the competition,” said Jumana Al-Sibai, member of the Management Board of the Mahle Group and responsible for the Thermal Management business unit. “By being able to look at thermal systems in vehicles as a whole, we can develop innovative, tailor-made concepts for our customers.”

In both modules, Mahle has combined its individual components such as the electric compressor, heat exchanger, refrigerant valves and other parts into one unit, and has impressed customers with the respective concepts. One of the modules is particularly highly-integrated, as it connects the refrigerant circuit with the coolant circuits. This ensures that the battery, powertrain and vehicle cabin are both supplied with sufficient heat in winter as well as kept optimally-cool in summer.

Both thermal management modules were developed by an international team comprised of regional research units and the Mahle Tech Center in Stuttgart.

Heating and cooling in vehicles is an essential technology field for electrification. Mahle says the sales potential for thermal management in e-cars is three times higher than for combustion engine vehicles and growing fast, Mahle says.