MG Motor had recently showcased the ZS EV all-electric SUV in the country at the NuGen Mobility Summit 2019 in Manesar, Gurugram. The brand has officially unveiled the car along with the key specifications and features. The brand will launch the ZS EV in the Indian market in January next year. The SUV will be assembled through CKD kits at the MG plant in Halol, Gujarat.
The all-electric SUV is the country’s first internet car. The ZS EV is being speculated to come with a price range of INR 20 to 25 Lakh (ex-showroom, India). The car is expected to hit the market by the end of January 2020 and it would be competing with the recently-launched Hyundai Kona as both belong to the electric crossover segment.
The mechanical specifications of the MG ZS EV include:
- A liquid-cooled 44.5kWh lithium-ion battery pack
- An electric motor that is capable to deliver a total range of over 340 km on a single charge.
The motor generates a maximum power of 143HP along with a peak torque of 353Nm. This can easily power the vehicle to sprint from 0-100 km/h in 8.5 seconds. The battery that is present in the MG ZS EV gets an IP67 rating which means it can resist water and protect itself from dust. The electric vehicle also features 3 driving modes and 3 levels of regenerative braking.
Talking about the battery performance of the SUV, the ZS EV’s battery can charge from 0-80% within 50 minutes via a 50kW DC fast charger. The 7.4kW AC home charger will take around 6 to 8 hours to fully charge the battery.
Some of the new features that ZS EV include:
- CO2 saver,
- Aan in-built SIM card for smart connectivity options,
- Real-time maps, etc.
In the initial stages, the car will be retailed at only five locations namely Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, and Ahmedabad.