India-bound MG e-ZS specs and details out

A few days ago, we had shared the spy pictures of the e-ZS undergoing tests here. Now, MG Motors has launched the car in the UK. This is essentially the same vehicle doing the test rounds in India. However, now we have more information on its specs as well as expected warranty. In the UK, where it is manufactured, the e-ZS price is Rs 18 lakh. MG says that this is a special price for the first 1,000 customers. It is likely that the amount may go up after sometime. So, let’s see what’s the range, warranty and other details of this MG ZS EV as it is called in Europe.

Yes, am excited to know about the range and charging capability of the MG e-ZS

MG is claiming a range of 265km on a single charge with the e-ZS in the European combined driving cycle. In the city driving cycle, this increases to roughly more than a 100km over the combined unit. 0-100kmph is achieved in 8.2s while the top speed is 140kmph. A rotary automatic transmission is used here. The water-cooled 44.5kWh lithium-ion battery pack, feeds a front-mounted electric motor which delivers 143PS of power and 353Nm of torque. MG says that the a 50kW charging station will power up the battery to 80 per cent of its capability in just 40 minutes. A 7kW charger will take more than six hours for a full charge while if needed a 3-pin socket too will be able to provide juice. MG will provide a type 2 and CCS charger with the vehicle. Free home charging point and standard installation also are part of the deal for the first 1,000 customers.

MG is offering an industry-best seven years warranty on the e-ZS as well as on the battery pack. Contrary to this, Hyundai offers a three year warranty on the car and eight years on the powertrain, with the Kona electric. Moreover, the claimed Indian driving range of the Kona is 452km. While the Kona electric is for Rs 25.3 lakh, the MG is expected to be even lower as it will be locally made here. We expect an on-road price of less than Rs 23 lakh. MG Motors has already started installing electric charging stations ahead of the scheduled December launch of the e-ZS in India.

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