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MG Motor India partners with Epsilon Group to boost EV charging and battery recycling

Sumit Vishwakarma
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MG Motor India partners with Epsilon Group

MG Motor India has announced a partnership with the Epsilon Group to enhance electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure. The collaboration involves signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with two Epsilon subsidiaries: Power EV for charging solutions and LICO for battery recycling and second-life expertise.

What will Power EV do?

Under the agreement, Power EV will provide custom charging technology, including both AC and DC charging solutions specifically designed for MG's electric vehicles.

The initiative is part of the MG charge initiative, which aims to set up 1,000 charging points in 1,000 days across various residential communities and apartments throughout India. The goal is to expand the availability of AC chargers and introduce more high-capacity DC charging options to bolster the existing public charging network.


How will LICO contribute?

LICO's role in the partnership is to assist MG Motor India with Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) obligations. They will offer comprehensive services for battery recycling and certification, focusing on both the second-life and end-of-life solutions for batteries. This effort aligns with creating a more sustainable and circular economy within the automotive industry.

Leadership comments 

Gaurav Gupta, the Chief Growth Officer at MG Motor India, stated, "Our collaboration with the Epsilon Group signifies a strategic alliance aimed at realizing this vision through an efficient charging infrastructure which aids and complements a circular economy by way of second-life and end-of-life solutions for batteries." This partnership is a significant step towards enhancing the EV ecosystem in India, promoting the use of electric vehicles by improving accessibility to charging stations and ensuring responsible recycling practices.

Why is this important?

This collaboration is crucial as it addresses two of the significant challenges facing the adoption of electric vehicles: charging infrastructure and battery disposal.

By improving the charging infrastructure and providing solutions for battery recycling, MG Motor India and the Epsilon Group are paving the way for a more sustainable future in the automotive sector. This strategic move not only supports the environmental goals but also enhances the convenience for EV users, potentially accelerating the transition to electric vehicles in India.:

Through active involvement in the MG charge initiative - deploying 1,000 charging points in 1,000 days within residential communities and apartments across India - Power EV aims to bolster the existing public charging network by expanding the availability of AC chargers and introducing high-capacity DC charging options, MG Motor India said in a statement.