Following the 1,000th roll-out of the 100% electric SUV, the MG ZS EV in the Indian market since its launch, MG Motor India has now announced its expansion plans and confirmed that the company has initiated in 10 new cities including Nagpur, Lucknow, Agra, Dehradun, Ludhiana, Kolkata, Aurangabad, Indore, Coimbatore and Vizag. The ten new locations are in addition to the 11 operational bases that are already installed across the country, taking the total count to 21 cities.
Furthermore, MG has also announced that the company has opened pre-bookings for the MG ZS EV across all the dealerships at a booking price of INR 50,000 through MG Motor India website. The brand is also simultaneously developing the electric vehicle ecosystem across these cities by deploying superfast charging infrastructure and extending on-road charging facilities.
MG Motor India has also joined hands with Mumbai-based electric utility company Tata Power and Finland-based clean energy major Fortum for the development, deployment and maintenance of fast charging stations in India. As part of the MG developer & Grant program, all MG dealerships are further equipped with CCS/CHAdeMO fast-charging standards, available to all compatible EVs.
Each MG ZS EV also comes with an on-board charging cable and customers can also get an AC fast charger installed at their homes/offices, free of cost, through MG’s association with eChargeBays. Through the Fortum Charge & Drive India partnership MG will set up 10 DC 50 kW super-fast charging stations at select MG showrooms in 5 cities. To further reduce the charging and range anxiety, an extended charging network through key routes in satellite dealerships has been created. The brand also provides charge-on-the-go with RSA (Roadside assistance) to its customers.
The MG ZS EV is powered by a 44.5kWh Ultra High-Density Lithium-Ion IP-67 rated battery pack and a 142.7 PS / 353 Nm electric motor that provides a claimed range of 340 km on a single charge. The ZS EV is priced between INR 20.88 to INR 23.58 lakh ex-showroom and offers a running cost of less than INR 1 per km (estimated).