MG Motor ties up with TES-AMM India for safe recycling of EV batteries

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 14 Dec 2020

MG Motor India aims to contribute towards creating a robust EV infrastructure to promote green mobility in the country. The OEM has announced a new partnership with Tamil Nadu-based TES-AMM, a global e-waste recycling and end-to-end service provider. The partnership aims to ensure environmentally sustainable and secure recycling of MG ZS EV batteries.

TES-AMM is said to have Asia’s only lithium-ion battery recycling plant and is one of the few companies certified in multiple management systems including 18001:2007/R2 (responsible recycling) alongside others. It uses a unique mechanical-hydrometallurgical process for enhanced asset recovery that is environmentally superior and safer.

Rajeev Chaba, president and MD, MG Motor India said, “At MG, we are on a mission to develop a comprehensive EV ecosystem that supports India’s drive towards its greener and cleaner future. We strongly believe that battery management is a critical area that needs focus. Our partnership with TES-AMM builds along these lines and ensures that batteries not only re-enter the value chain, but are also recycled while following the most eco-friendly protocols. We believe it will go a long way in India’s sustainable e-mobility future.”

Ram Ramachandran, CMD, TES-AMM said, “TES-AMM has been a trusted leader in e-waste recycling. Established in 2006, we have seen a great advancement of technology which means newer goods entering into the market. TES-AMM is continuously striving to cater to the need by setting up state-of-the-art facilities that are ultramodern and cost-effective and provide safe and secure battery management. We are happy to enter into a partnership with MG which has taken a great initiative towards clean energy. We shall strive towards providing a sustainable recycling solution for the same.”

The MG ZS EV was launched in January 2020 and has retailed more than 1,000 units to date in India. The electric SUV can accelerate zero to 100kph in 8.5 seconds; and can be charged from zero to 80% in 50 minutes approximately.

The automaker has previously partnered with Umicore for the safe and secure disposal of batteries and Exicom Tele Systems as well as TATA Power for their second-life use for non-automotive purposes. The TES-AMM tie-up is the fourth such association of the British legacy automaker at the national level.