MG ZS EV 2021: Governments around the world are promoting electric vehicles (EVs) to control air pollution. The demand for electric vehicles is also increasing in India. As the EV market is growing, automobile companies are introducing their new electric vehicles in the market. Tesla, the world’s largest electric car manufacturer and American company, has arrived in India and is set to start its operations here. In such a situation, MG Motor India, the Indian subsidiary of China’s largest vehicle manufacturer SAIC, is bringing an updated version of its electric car ZS EV in India. The company announced on Friday that it will launch the new MG ZS EV in India on 8 February 2021. The battery-powered SUV is expected to offer several new updates for 2021. With the annual update, the ZS EV is expected to get new features in the cabin. Along with this, the new SUV can get small styling and outward changes in the exterior.
The Company Invested 4000 Crores
Recently, Rajiv Chaba, Chairman and Managing Director of MG Motor India, has confirmed that he has started work on a battery assembly plant in India to offer an affordable electric car for the Indian automotive market. Currently, the design of the plant for the new electric vehicle is being finalized. The company will spend more than Rs 4,000 crore in investment in the construction of this plant. This is being done so that battery technology can be improved and to ensure that the car can cover a distance of about 500 km on full charging.
MG ZS EV 2021 With New Features
The new MG ZS EV 2021 can have an emergency braking system. Earlier, the company had given this feature to the MG Gloster SUV. Apart from this, ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) can also be given in the new MG ZS EV. It offers features such as blind-spot monitoring and adaptive cruise control. The new MG ZS EV 2021 is expected to get a bigger battery pack so that this car can cover up to 400 kilometers in full charging.
The MG ZS EV 2021 was launched in India in early 2020. It was the first car in the Indian electric car market. The electric car market in India is still in its early stages. The ZS EV is the only fully electric car from MG Motor in India. MG Motor sold 1,142 units of the ZS EV in 2020. This is 25 percent of the total electric vehicles sold in India. The manufacturer is aiming to double MG ZS EV sales to 2,500 units in 2021.
Present MG ZS EV 2021
The current model of MG ZS EV is available for sale in India in two variants. The ex-showroom price of its base variant Excite starts at Rs 20.88 lakh. While the ex-showroom price of the top-end variant Exclusive is Rs 23.58 lakh. If you are using a 50kW DC fast charger that is installed at some MG dealerships, it takes less than 50 minutes to charge this car from 0 to 80 percent. The MG motor provides a 7.4 kW charger with this car that can be fitted at home or office. It takes 6-8 hours to charge the battery from 0 to 100 percent. So, you can charge your ZS at your home overnight. Apart from this, there is a 15-ampere power socket charger which takes 16-18 hours to fully charge the battery.
MG ZS EV 2021 Car Battery
The car gets a 44.5 kWh lithium-ion battery that generates a maximum power of 143 PS and peak torque of 353 Nm and is immediately available to the engine. The company claims that the MG ZS EV 2021 can travel up to 340 km on full charging. This electric car can accelerate from 0 to 100 KMPH in 8.5 seconds.
Currently, MG ZS EV 2021 has no direct competition in the Indian market. Hyundai Kona sells the electric SUV and is a slightly higher segment car than the ZS EV. Whereas Tata sells Nexon EV which comes in a slightly more affordable segment.
MG Subscription Program
MG Motor India has recently announced a partnership with Zoomcar and Orix for its MG subscription program. The carmaker has now introduced its ZS EV on a subscription-based model. You can drive this car by paying an amount of Rs 49,999 every month. This includes expenses ranging from insurance to maintenance. The battery-powered car is currently available for membership in major Indian cities including Mumbai, Pune, Delhi-NCR, and Bangalore.