According to recent reports, MG Motors might launch a new variant of the MG ZS EV, with up to 500 km of driving range.
MG ZS electric SUV was the second vehicle for the Indian car market by MG Motors, following the decently successful Hector. Technically speaking, the MG ZS EV only has one competitor in India, the Hyundai Kona EV. While both are closely matched in terms of price, the Hyundai has MG beat in terms of ARAI-claimed driving range. Where the ZS EV manages to drive around for 340 km on a single charge, the Kona EV can run for 450 km of a single charge. That, however, might soon change.
According to recent reports, MG is planning to introduce a new variant of the ZS EV, with a bigger battery pack and more driving range than the regular model, expected at around 500 km. While it would be an impressive upgrade, the launch window is uncertain at the moment. While the lockdown is slowly receding, car manufacturing and production facilities aren’t working at their full capacity yet. To keep the pricing competitive, MG will aim to assemble the battery in India and locally source as many parts as possible.
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The current MG ZS EV is available with a 143 PS/353 Nm electric motor, which draws power from a 44.5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. It takes 16 to 18 hours to fully charge the battery via a regular power socket, but only 6 to 8 hours when plugged into a 7.4 kW charger. This fast charger can be bought and installed at home and/or office, wherever the buyer pleases. MG dealerships also offer 50 kW DC fast chargers, which can fill the battery up from 0 to 100% in just under an hour!
There are plenty of premium features available in the MG ZS EV. You get an 8-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, panoramic sunroof, cruise control, power-adjustable ORVMs, climate control, and an air purifier built into the cabin. You also get connected car technology, the same as the MG Hector. In terms of safety features, you get anti-lock braking system, electronic brakeforce distribution with brake assist, electronic stability control, and hill descent control.