MG Motor India has just launched its first all-electric SUV for the Indian market, the MG ZS EV. This electric SUV puts out 143 PS of power and 353 Nm of torque. It can travel 340 Km on a single charge of its 44.5 kWh battery.
The ZS EV has a few pioneering features too such as a PM 2.5 filter built into the air-conditioning system that can clean the air within the car in just 10 minutes. It also has a feature that shows you how much carbon dioxide emissions you are saving by driving an electric vehicle.
These are the key specs, but that’s not all.
When you buy an MG ZS EV there are questions around where you will charge it, what happens to the batteries when they are exhausted, etc. To put buyers at ease, MG is not only launching the ZS EV, but it’s also setting up an entire ecosystem to support the electric vehicle through its partners.
Starting with charging the SUV. MG with its partners like Delta, Exicom and Fortum are setting up a series of charging options. With the ZS EV, there is an onboard standard Type 2 CCS cable that can plug into a household 15-amp socket.
Every ZS EV buyer will also get a semi-fast 7.4 kW charger from Delta or Exicom set up at their premises when they buy the SUV. This charger can charge the ZS EV fully from flat in six to eight hours. In addition, all MG dealerships will get a 50 kW DC fast-charger than can fully charge the ZS EV in under an hour.
MG plans to eventually have different types of charging stations for the ZS EV available at every 5 Km in cities and every 25 Km on highways. In addition, the company will have mobile trucks from Allianz on call which can provide emergency charge to ZS EV owners on the go.
And then, there’s the electric vehicle initiative by the Indian government that will roll out over the next few years that will help boost the charging network for EVs.
Not just a charging network, the company has also tied up with companies like Exicom and Umicore to re-purpose batteries that come out of EVs. Exicom, for instance, will use old EV batteries for telecom towers, inverters and stationary gensets. Umicore will be able to recycle lithium and other materials for re-use in EV batteries.
At the end of the day, it’s not just about buying an electric vehicle, but also setting up the ecosystem for it. Here’s MG and its partners telling you how.
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