MG Motor India has partnered with Umicore for safe and environmentally sustainable recycling of end-of-life batteries of the ZS EV, MG’s soon-to-be-launched electric internet car. The launch of this car is scheduled in an event on 5th December happening in New Delhi.
According to MG, Umicore is one of few companies that offer a complete recycling journey for Li-ion batteries. Umicore holds extensive expertise in end-to-end battery life cycle management and a unique battery value chain that guarantees better operational efficiency, supply security, and speed of response. The partnership will allow end-of-life ZS EV batteries to be recycled, thus ensuring greater peace of mind to MG customers about their ecological footprint.
Speaking on the tie-up, Gaurav Gupta, Chief Commercial Officer, MG Motor India, said, “Over the past few months, we have worked towards creating the right ecosystem for our customers ahead of the launch of the ZS EV, including charging infrastructure. Our partnership with Umicore focuses on end-of-life applications for used EV battery packs and ensures that exhausted battery packs of MG ZS EV are recycled in keeping with the global best standards, to ensure environment-friendly battery disposal.”
Kedar Rele, Country General Manager, Spokesperson – Umicore India, added, “MG is addressing concerns about the disposal of end-of-life EV batteries for recycling. Umicore is excited to offer our ‘closed loop’ sustainable recycling solution that ensures minimal waste and impact on the environment. This is vital to the commitment of facilitating EV adoption and catalysing India’s nascent EV revolution.”