MG Motor India partners with LOHUM for ‘Second Life’ EV battery solution

Through this partnership, the batteries that would have otherwise been discarded are given a new purpose, contributing to a more efficient and responsible use of resources.

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 05 Jun 2023 Views icon3393 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp

MG Motor India has joined hands with Lohum Cleantech, a producer of sustainable energy transition materials, for the reuse and life cycle management of EV batteries. The partnership will aim to develop the concept of second-life solutions for batteries, ensuring their efficient utilisation. The project will harness the potential of used batteries by repurposing them as Battery Energy Storage Products (BESS), extending life cycle and optimising resource usage.

Under the collaboration, Lohum will reuse end-of-first-life batteries of MG electric vehicles to build sustainable 2nd-life Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) for a wide variety of clean energy applications in India’s urban and rural landscape. Lohum 's proprietary repurposing technology will be used to maximise the potential of cells before recycling, utilising healthy cells high on Remaining Useful Life (RUL) to build sustainable 2nd-life BESS for a wide variety of clean energy applications.

As per a company statement, the initial offering under this partnership will be a 100% Off-Grid, 5kWh Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) to meet the essential energy needs of urban and rural India by solving the end-of-life EV battery problem and organising the battery waste sector. The BESS will provide uninterrupted power supply even in regions with unreliable grid infrastructure.

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