MG Motor India, in partnership with BatX Energies, has unveiled off-grid solar-EV charging station, powered by repurposed MG EV batteries. The collaboration is a significant stride towards advancing sustainable mobility and contributing to a circular economy. The inauguration ceremony took place at IIT Delhi, with Prof Ajay Sood, the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India, officiating the event.
The initiative involves the development of a second-life battery storage system by BatX Energies, supported by Delhi Research Implementation and Innovation (DRIIV), in collaboration with MG Motor India. This innovation aims to reduce reliance on traditional electricity sources and cut down carbon emissions associated with conventional EV charging methods.
Gaurav Gupta, Deputy Managing Director, MG Motor India, expressed the company's commitment to innovation and sustainability, stating, 'We believe that by championing the principles of the circular economy and harnessing the potential of repurposing used batteries will create a positive impact on the environment. And this collaboration with BatX Energies aligns with our vision to create a greener future for society.'
Vikrant Singh, Co-founder and CTO of BatX Energies, highlighted the transformative nature of the off-grid solar-powered charging station. 'This second-life battery storage system, starting at 20kWh and scalable up to 100kWh, supported by 6.6kW of solar power, signifies a transformative shift in energy solutions. Generating approximately 40kWh daily, which is equivalent to 40 units. It underscores our dedication to providing flexible, scalable, and reliable sustainable energy for diverse demands,' he said.