MG Motor India, often stylized as Morris Garages, a subsidiary of Chinese automotive manufacturer SAIC Motor, has entered into a partnership with electronic asset management company Attero Tecycling Pvt. Ltd., Uttarakhand, India, for recycling and reusing lithium-ion batteries of electric vehicles (EVs) in the country following the end of their life, Indiatoday.in reports.
“We have been continuously working on expanding the ecosystem in the EV space as one of the first entrants in the segment. The partnership with Attero gives our customers more confidence with respect to the battery’s end-of-life usage. The move will assist in responsible recycling and will further minimize the carbon footprint of ZS EV users while supporting the local economy,” MG Motor India President and Managing Director Rajeev Chaba said.
One of the most popular electric vehicles in India, the MG ZS EV is available in Excite and Exclusive variants in the price range of Rs 20,99,800 to Rs 24,18,000 (ex-showroom). The ZS EV uses a 3-phase permanent magnet synchronous motor (143PS of maximum power and 353Nm of peak torque) paired with a 44.5kWh hi-tech lithium-ion battery. MG Motor India claims a range of 419km for the ZS EV.
“We believe in sustainable approaches as we are committed to the ‘Clean India, Green India’ vision. More people are purchasing EVs due to environmental concerns and are readily driving the adoption. At Attero, we are today enabling India to innovate more and disrupt the global paradigm while generating minimal e-waste, wherein we hold more than 30 global patents for our recycling technologies. We are delighted to join hands with MG and feel that Attero is the best match to the high-performance batteries provided in its vehicles,” Attero Chief Executive Officer Nitin Gupta said.