MG Motor India Drives Green Mobility with India’s First Off-Grid Solar EV Station Powered by Repurposed Batteries

Innovative partnership with BatX Energies leverages second-life batteries for sustainable EV charging.

In a significant step towards sustainable mobility, MG Motor India has partnered with startup BatX Energies to launch India’s first-ever off-grid, solar-powered EV charging station powered by repurposed MG EV batteries. This innovative initiative, unveiled at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, marks a major advancement in circular economy practices and aims to reduce reliance on traditional electricity sources for EV charging.

The second-life battery storage system, developed by BatX Energies with support from Delhi Research Implementation and Innovation (DRIIV), leverages used batteries from MG EVs to create a standalone charging station capable of powering two-wheelers and four-wheelers. This not only minimizes dependence on traditional grids but also significantly reduces carbon emissions associated with conventional charging methods.

“At MG Motor India, we are committed to driving innovation and sustainability in all aspects of our operations,” said Gaurav Gupta, Deputy Managing Director, MG Motor India. “This collaboration with BatX Energies aligns perfectly with our vision to create a greener future by championing the principles of circular economy and harnessing the potential of repurposed batteries.”

Vikrant Singh, Co-founder and CTO of BatX Energies, expressed his excitement about the collaboration, stating, “This initiative marks a crucial step in sustainable mobility, showcasing innovation and our commitment to reducing carbon emissions. We envision further collaborations with OEMs to reshape India’s EV landscape.”

The charging station boasts a starting capacity of 20kWh, scalable up to 100kWh, and is powered by a 6.6kW solar power system. This unique combination generates approximately 40kWh of clean energy daily, equivalent to 40 units of electricity, highlighting its potential to provide flexible, scalable, and reliable sustainable energy solutions for diverse needs.

MG Motor India, a pioneer in the Indian EV space, has consistently focused on developing a robust EV ecosystem alongside its product offerings. The company currently boasts over 15,000 charging touchpoints across the country, including public and home chargers, and has partnered with industry leaders like Tata Power, Delta Electronics, and Fortum to further expand its infrastructure. Additionally, MG is actively involved in setting up EV charging infrastructure for battery recycling, reuse, and life extension, further solidifying its commitment to sustainability.

BatX Energies, dedicated to supporting global sustainability goals, champions environmentally friendly extraction technologies and empowers local scrap collectors to contribute to a reliable clean energy supply chain. Their commitment to India’s net-zero emissions target by 2070 aligns perfectly with MG Motor India’s vision for a sustainable future.

This innovative collaboration between MG Motor India and BatX Energies paves the way for a greener future of electric mobility in India, showcasing the potential of repurposed batteries and highlighting the importance of circular economy practices in the automotive industry.