MG Motor India successfully recycles its first lithium battery for EV

In collaboration with E-waste management solution supplier Attero, MG Motor India has successfully recycled its first electric car battery. Metal extracts and other components recovered during the recycling process can be used to create new electric vehicle batteries.

MG Motor India has teamed with Attero Recycling to reuse and recycle li-ion batteries for its ZS EV model in an effort to establish a circular and sustainable EV economy.

“Battery waste is a challenge for sustainable mobility, (and) battery recycling is the optimum way of bridging this void,” said Rajeev Chaba, President, and Managing Director, MG Motor India.

As Indian OEMs jump on the EV bandwagon, it’s critical that they have a long-term approach to E-waste management. Attero Recycling’s method allows for the extraction of over 99% of all metals from a lithium-ion battery, allowing the trash to be recycled into new batteries.

“We envision making India Atmanirbhar in precious metals such as Copper, Lithium, and Cobalt through these processes,” said Nitin Gupta, CEO, and Co-founder at Attero Recycling.

MG recently teamed with CleanMax to offer 4.85 MW of wind-solar hybrid electricity to its manufacturing facility in Halol, Gujarat, as part of its commitment to building a sustainable and clean ecology. The automakers believe that this program will save almost two lakh MT of CO2 over the next 15 years, which is equivalent to planting more than 13 lakh trees.

MG’s commitment to a sustainable future is shown in this effort. “We have ensured our commitment towards a sustainable future,” Chaba remarked at the time of the launch of this agreement. “This has motivated many to use zero-emission automobiles and contribute to environmental protection.”

Several other carmakers, like MG, are striving to buy green energy for their plant operations as part of their overall ambition to go green with net-zero emissions.