MG Motor India Partners Exicom To Reuse Batteries Of Upcoming ZS Electric Car
Even before the launch of its MG Motor ZS electric car, the SAIC Motor Corporation Ltd.-owned brand has partnered with Exicom Tele-Systems for second-life use of batteries that would be deployed in the upcoming electric vehicle.
As part of this partnership, Exicom will re-use EV batteries at the end of their life cycle for a wide range of non-automotive applications like home inverters, commercial and industrial uninterruptible power supply, and storage of renewable energy.
"Over the past few months, we have worked towards creating the right ecosystem for our customers ahead of the launch of the ZS EV, including charging infrastructure and busting common myths around EVs," Rajeev Chaba, president and managing director at MG Motor India, said in a statement. The company's latest partnership with Exicom focuses on ensuring environment-friendly disposal of batteries, he added.
Accroding to Exicom MD Anant Nahata, “making electric mobility mainstream is one of the biggest challenges and opportunities we face". Electric mobility also represents an important opportunity to overhaul energy infrastructure and make necessary investments in renewables and new grid technologies, he added.
MG Motor India, which currently sells the Hector SUV, plans to launch the ZS EV early next year. It recorded retail sales of 3,536 units of MG Hector SUV in October while bookings have crossed 38,000 units since its launch in June.