British marque brand MG Motor India is looking to become a sustainable brand and has been undertaking various initiatives to reduce carbon footprint as well as achieve a circular economy. The OEM in collaboration with Attero has successfully recycled MG’s first EV battery and the metal extracts and various other commodities from the recycling process, which it says can be used to develop new batteries.
Rajeev Chaba, president and MD, 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 Motor India has teamed up with Attero Recycling to reuse and recycle lithium-ion batteries of the ZS EV SUV. Focused on developing a sustainable and clean ecosystem, MG has recently collaborated with CleanMax to supply 4.85 MW of wind-solar hybrid power to its manufacturing facility in Halol, Gujarat. With this partnership, MG will abate approximately 200,000 MT of CO2 over 15 years, equal to planting more than 13 lakh trees.