Partnership to ensure re-use of batteries of the MG ZS EV electric car at the end of lifecycle for a wide range of non-automotive applications
MG Motor India today announced it has partnered with Exicom Tele-Systems for the purpose of re-using batteries following their end of life from the company’s ZS EV car. Under the partnership, Exicom plans to re-deploy MG ZS EV batteries at the end of their life with the car and utilise them for non-automotive applications. Exicom will put the batteries through a controlled process of evaluation, disassembly, and repackaging to design custom battery packs for their second lease on life.
This partnership with Exicom is aimed at dispelling reservations around the disposal of used EV batteries, said MG Motor India. The re-use of used EV battery packs will reduce the dependence on the limited resources available around the globe. These battery packs will be used in a host of non-automotive applications such as home inverters, commercial and industrial UPS, and renewable energy storage, the company added.
Rajeev Chaba, President and Managing Director, MG Motor India, said the latest partnership focuses on second-life applications for used EV battery packs. This is to ensure that environment-friendly battery disposal will only serve to bolster the country’s progress towards this critical objective, he added.
The company is extremely delighted to associate with MG, which is focused on harnessing the EV ecosystem in India, noted Anant Nahata, Managing Director, Exicom Tele-Systems. He said making electric mobility mainstream is one of the biggest challenges and opportunities we face. E-mobility also represents an important opportunity to overhaul the energy infrastructure and make necessary investments in renewables and new grid technologies, added Nahata.
This association comes ahead of the launch of MG ZS EV in India in December, 2019. This marks another initiative taken by the carmaker to facilitate EV adoption and catalyse India’s electromobility revolution. Additionally, the company has also launched a global campaign that raises awareness about the critical need to shift towards green mobility.