MG Motor India has commenced the recycling of electric batteries in the country. The company recently recycled the first EV battery and it was found that the metal extracts and various other commodities from the recycling process can be used to develop new batteries. The British brand has joined hands with Attero Recycling to reuse and recycle Li-ion batteries of the ZS EV. It has also teamed up with CleanMax to supply 4.85 MW of wind-solar hybrid power to MG’s manufacturing facility in Halol, Gujarat.
MG is working towards strengthening the EV ecosystem while making it greener and sustainable at the same time. This is in line with the brand's #ChangeWhatYouCan campaign which inspired people to make a difference in their own lives and the world around them. Rajeev Chaba, President and Managing Director, MG Motor India, said, “Ensuring end-to-end sustainability for electric vehicles is something we are passionate about at MG. Since battery waste is a challenge for sustainable mobility, we believe battery recycling is the optimum way of bridging this void. We look forward to doing more work in this space to create sustainable, end-to-end solutions that will help us drive radical impact”.
Nitin Gupta, CEO and Co-founder – Attero Recycling, “As the momentum of EV players grows, it is becoming critical for India to have a sustainable approach to managing E-waste. It also holds the key to helping our country transition from a linear to a circular economy. We have the technology that enables us to extract almost 99% of all metals from a lithium-ion battery and we envision making India Atmanirbhar in precious metals such as Copper, Lithium and Cobalt through these processes. We are delighted to join hands with MG and our partnership will be instrumental in strengthening the EV ecosystem and set an example across the industry.” MG is looking forward to abating approximately 2 lakh MT of CO2 over 15 years, equal to planting more than 13 lakh trees.