The EV revolution isn't just about driving; it's about being eco-conscious too. Dive into the world of battery recycling and repurposing, where old batteries find new life and contribute to a greener and circular economy.



Used batteries. What’s next?

EVs are the future of transportation, but they also pose a challenge: how to deal with their batteries when it has reached the end of their first life? EV batteries contain valuable materials such as lithium, cobalt, and nickel, but they also have harmful chemicals that should not end up in landfills. Fortunately, there are promising solutions: recycling and repurposing.

Why EV recycling?

Redefining with Repurposing

In the evolving ecosystem of sustainability, repurposing stands as a beacon of innovation. Old EV batteries find renewed purpose in diverse arenas—from powering remote villages to serving as backup energy systems in emergencies.

  • This extends the lifespan of the batteries and reduces the demand for new ones. 
  • Because EV batteries can still store about 70% of their original capacity when they are retired from vehicles, this is still sufficient for many second-life uses such as energy storage for solar systems, grid services, or backup power.
Reclaiming through Recycling

Beyond the layers and cells of EV batteries lies a treasure trove of precious materials. As these batteries retire, we don't just discard; we reclaim.

  • Extracting the useful elements from the battery cells using various processing methodologies such as mechanical, hydrometallurgical or pyrometallurgical extraction etc.
  • More than 95% of lithium and other materials from EV batteries can be recycled, which can be reused to make new EV batteries or can be utilised in different industrial application and energy storage systems.
  • Reduces the environmental impact and high cost involved in natural mining process.
Rationalising by Reducing

In the world of EVs, more isn't always merrier. Consider this: Do you need a battery that promises thousands of kilometres when your daily commute and weekend getaways might only scratch the surface of that?

  • By choosing the right range over the maximum, you not only make a smart choice but also minimize the resources used for a battery you won't fully utilise. 
  • It's about smart consumption— if you travel long distances regularly, high-range EVs like MG ZS EV can be your ideal partner. However, if your daily commute is limited to a drive in the city you can opt for a smart urban mobility solution like the MG Comet EV.
Sustaining by Reusing

EVs are the future of transportation, but there’s more to them than meets the eye. While these batteries serve their purpose, they continue to aid us more ways than one.

  • Used EV batteries can be repurposed for second-life applications. For example, they can be used in stationary energy storage systems to store excess electricity from renewable sources which extends the usefulness of the batteries beyond their initial purpose and reduces waste.
  • In addition, EV batteries are rich in valuable materials. Recovering these materials can help in the production of new batteries or cells, reducing the need for virgin mining and raw material extraction.

Role Of 3R's

  • Off-Grid Power Supply
  • Emergency Backup SystemsRecycle
  • Second-Life Energy Storage
  • Portable Power Sources
  • Material Recovery
  • Closed-Loop Battery Manufacturing


A quick summary

Recycle for Renewal

Every EV battery is a treasure trove; its metals can be meticulously reclaimed, ensuring minimal waste and fostering new battery creation.

Smart Choices, Maximum Impact

By selecting the right EV as per your daily commute requirements, you can tailor your drive to your needs, preventing excess resource usage and reducing environmental burden.

Repurpose for Resilience

Post-vehicle life, EV batteries can illuminate new paths—from powering homes to aiding communities, showcasing versatility and enduring value.

MG ZS EV | First recycled battery