MG (Morris Garages) Motor today commenced bookings for its MG ZS EV Electric Internet SUV which was unveiled in India in the first week of December. MG has also announced a very special introductory price for the first 1,000 customers. The ZS EV can be booked for INR 50,000 on mgmotor.co.in and select showrooms across 5 cities – Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and Hyderabad.
According to MG Motor, they are setting up a 5-step charging ecosystem that is aimed at fulfilling the needs of EV customer. Each ZS EV comes with an on-board cable to charge at any 15amp socket. The car maker will also install an AC fast charger at home/office of the customers. The carmaker is also setting up a DC Super-Fast charging network at select MG showrooms that can be availed 24×7 and plans to create an extended charging network across MG dealerships in select satellite cities along key routes and provide charge-on-the-go with RSA (road side assistance). Through Super-Fast DC chargers (50 kW), the ZS EV will reach 80% battery capacity within 50 minutes while AC fast chargers installed at homes will take around 6 – 8 hours for a full charge.
The MG ZS EV offers India’s best vehicle ownership package – the “eShield”, with free-of-charge 5-year manufacturer warranty for unlimited kilometers on the car, 8 yrs /150k km warranty on battery and also includes round-the-clock roadside assistance (RSA) for a period of 5 years, for private registered cars. It’s running cost is approx Rs 1 per km.
The ZS EV is packed with 44.5 kWh, liquid-cooled NMC (Nickel Manganese Cobalt) battery from CATL, one of the world’s largest battery manufacturers, which claims to give the car a travel range of 340 kilometers on a full charge. It delivers 353 Nm of instant torque and 143 PS power, accomplishing 100 kmph from a standstill in just 8.5 seconds.
The price of this SUV will be revealed in the month of January, 2020.