After the successful entry into the Indian car market with MG Hector the British car manufacturer MG (Morris Garages) Motors owned by China’s SAIC Motor Corporation Limited has unveiled the MG ZS EV the all-electric variant of it’s much popular MG ZS SUV.
MG ZS EV specifications:
MG ZS EV comes in with a 44.5 kW, Water-cooled Lithium-ion battery pack that has an ARAI-certified range of 340 kilometers on a single charge. It offers a maximum power of 141 bhp max torque of 353 Nm and has a top speed of 140 km/h it can go 0 to 50 kmph in 3.1 seconds and 0-100 km/h in just 8 seconds.
It comes in with three driving modes: Eco, Normal, and Sport, and it also offers three steering modes: Urban, Normal, and Dynamic. It comes in with a Tesla-like Regenerative braking system that extends the battery life.
According to the company, the car can be fully charged in 7 hours using the bundled 7.4kWh charger available in the front grill of the car, but with the 50kW DC superfast charger at a charging point, the compact SUV can be charged up to 80% in just 40 minutes. The company also says that it will set up fast chargers in all dealerships selling the vehicle and in partnership with Allianz the company will offer Charging on the Go.
The interior of the car can simply make you feel like you’re sitting in a Volkswagen car with major similarities you will find in any Volkswagen car and it features 17″ Diamond Cut EV Alloy wheels. All variants of the car have a PM 2.5 Air Purifier in the car that offers AQI to low as much as 30 in just 35 minutes.
MG ZS EV includes an 8-inch (20.32cm) touchscreen infotainment system with support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Safety features include six airbags, ABS with EBD, Anti-Rolling Protection, ESP, TPMS, EBA Read ISOFIX (X2), and reverse camera.
It will be available in five cities: Delhi-NCR, Ahemdabad, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad in India. The company announced the prices in January 2020 and MG ZS EV starts at Rs. 20,88,000 (Rs. 20.9 lakhs) and it is expected that it will go against Hyundai’s Kona that launched earlier this year.
MG Motors’ entry to Electric Vehicles in India is not a surprise as we can see major other car companies will launch their Electric vehicles in the country soon and the Government of India has reduced the GST on Electric Vehicles and Chargers to 5% to push the EVs in the country.
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