MG ZS EV India Unveil Highlights: Hyundai Kona electric rival and India’s second electric SUV

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MG ZS EV India Unveil in India Live Coverage: MG ZS EV and India's second all-electric SUV has finally made its debut in the country today. The electric vehicle was in the headlines for a long time primarily due to the fact that it is going to open a new chapter for the company in the EV space. Globally, the ZS electric SUV was unveiled a few months back and the best thing is that it is coming to India in the same form. The MG ZS electric SUV has been displayed in India today and its official launch will take place sometime in January 2020. The ZS EV will be sold initially cities namely Mumbai, Bengaluru, Delhi-NCR, Ahmedabad, and Hyderabad and the company has already started setting up EV chargers at its dealerships here in India. The India-spec MG ZS EV gets a higher capacity motor. The said 143hp electric motor draws power from a 44.5kWh lithium-ion battery and in the Indian cycle, the range is 340km range.

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    14:04 (IST)05 Dec 2019
    Thanks for joining in!

    Thank you for joining in for the Live blog of the India unveiling event of the MG ZS EV. Until next time, ride/drive safe!

    13:58 (IST)05 Dec 2019
    MG aims upto 3000 unit sales for ZS EV per year

    MG Motor India is aiming 2000 to 3000 units of the ZS EV in India per year. The company also believes that it will be able to leverage the strengths of its parent - SAIC Motor of China. Now only time will tell if the brand has been able to achieve this or not.

    13:44 (IST)05 Dec 2019
    MG ZS EV price expectation!

    MG ZS EV electric SUV is expected to be launched in a month or two at a price of close to Rs 20 lakh (ex-showroom). Primarily, the vehicle will go up against the likes of the Hyundai Kona electric in the segment. The company has not stated anything about the bookings for the vehicle but these are expected to start soon. 

    13:39 (IST)05 Dec 2019
    India launch in January 2020

    India launch of the new MG ZS EV will take place in the month of January 2020, possibly ahead of the Auto Expo 2020. The electric vehicle will be sold initially in five Indian cities namely Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad. Bookings for the MG ZS EV have begun starting today.

    13:23 (IST)05 Dec 2019
    MG to come with five tier charging infrastructure

    MG will be supporting the ZS EV with a five tier charging infrastructure. A portable charger will be supplied alongside each ZS EV by which the customer can charger the car through any standard three-pin socket. Alongside this, MG will install a DC fast charger of 7.4 kW at the customer's location of preference. Furthermore, there will be DC super fast chargers installed at select MG dealerships of 50 kW. Also MG will be installing a network of fast chargers across India. There will be charging services provided through road ride assistance as well.

    13:03 (IST)05 Dec 2019
    MG Motor India to showcase new EVs at 2020 Auto Expo

    MG Motor India will showcase multiple new electric vehicles at the 2020 Auto Expo that is scheduled to take place in February 2020 next month. As already mentioned, the ZS EV electric SUV will be sold in five Indian cities during the initial phase.

    13:00 (IST)05 Dec 2019
    MG ZS EV gets iSmart 2.0 connected car system!

    The new MG ZS EV gets iSmart 2.0 connected car system and it is an evolution over the Hector's unit. That said, you can expect more freedom when it comes to voice commands and functionality. Also, an interesting fact with this one. The Sunroof covers 90 percent of the roof on the ZS EV.

    12:54 (IST)05 Dec 2019
    MG teams up with Exicom for battery recycling

    MG Motor India has partnered with battery exicom for battery recycling. Below is the Second life battery program. Also, the MG ZS EV gets an in built air purifier, well, a boon for customers residing in Delhi NCR.

    12:47 (IST)05 Dec 2019
    80 percent charge in just 40 minutes

    The DC fast chargers will be installed by Fortem. These can charge up the battery of the vehicle up to 80 percent in just 40 minutes. These will be installed at selected dealerships and will be available 24x7 on a payment basis. The 50kW charging stations can be found out using the MG iSmart app.

    12:44 (IST)05 Dec 2019
    MG ZS EV charging time

    The DC fast charger that will be installed at the homes of the customers 7.4kW unit. It is a Delta unit and can charge the battery completely in 6 to 8 hours. More information coming soon, so stay tuned with us!

    12:41 (IST)05 Dec 2019
    5 ways to charge the MG ZS EV

    Customers of the MG ZS EV electric SUV can charge the vehicle in five ways. These include:

    Onboard cable(standard)DC fast charger(installed at home)DC superfast charger (selected dealerships)Charging networkRoadside assistance

    12:38 (IST)05 Dec 2019
    MG ZS EV is faster than Hyundai Kona electric!

    The MG ZS EV electric SUV is faster than its only competitor - the Hyundai Kona electric. The ZS can do a sprint from 0 to 100kmph in 8.5 seconds. The Kona, in comparison, takes over 9 seconds to do the same. The MG ZS EV has been tested for over 1 lakh km in India.

    12:34 (IST)05 Dec 2019
    MG ZS EV range revealed and its pretty impressive!

    The range of the MG ZS EV has been revealed. Upon a single full charge, the vehicle can do up to 340 km. Now the company will offer a fast charging facility as well with the SUV is something that is yet to be revealed.

    12:32 (IST)05 Dec 2019
    Battery pack on MG ZS EV is dust, water resistant!

    MG has announced that the battery pack on the ZS EV is IP67 rated and hence, gets protection against just and water. The company has also announced that it is the only OEM globally to invest in our own batteries plant.

    12:17 (IST)05 Dec 2019
    MG ZS EV launch date in India!

    MG Motor India is set to unveil the ZS EV electric SUV in the country today. Bookings are expected to start very soon and the official launch will take place in the month of February 2020. The vehicle is expected to be priced at close to Rs 20 lakh (ex-showroom).

    12:15 (IST)05 Dec 2019
    Overwhelming response for the MG ZS EV in the UK

    MG Motor had earlier claimed that the ZS EV electric SUV had received 1,000 bookings within two weeks of launch in the UK. The announcement was made by the company in the month of August 2019.

    12:12 (IST)05 Dec 2019
    Cumberbatch says he has grown up reading about MG

    Cumberbatch said that right since his childhood, he has grown up reading and seeing MGs. He further adds that with the iconic MG brand that is all set to drive into the future, he is delighted to be part of its journey in India. Moreover, he says that India’s first connected electric SUV focuses on the required change in the environment which is certainly the need of the hour. 

    12:00 (IST)05 Dec 2019
    MG India joined hands with Delta Electronics for charging infrastructure!

    MG Motor India had earlier announced that it has teamed up with Delta Electronics in India for the charging infrastructure. Under the said partnership, Delta Electronics will be installing AC chargers in private vehicle parking locations that will eventually help the customers charge their EVs in a kore convenient way.

    11:57 (IST)05 Dec 2019
    Benedict Cumberbatch is the brand ambassador for MG ZS EV

    MG Motor India announced a few weeks back that Benedict Cumberbatch is the brand ambassador for the MG ZS EV in India. The actor was roped in for the brand campaign and the company said that he will now be seen in a new avatar for the MG ZS EV.

    11:47 (IST)05 Dec 2019
    MG ZS EV expected price in India!

    The upcoming MG ZS EV electric SUV will be launched in India in the month of February 2020. The vehicle is expected to be launched at an expected price of close to Rs 20 lakh (ex-showroom). The only challenge will come from the Hyundai Kona electric.

    11:39 (IST)05 Dec 2019
    Stage is set for the 'future'!

    The stage is all set to welcome the MG ZS EV all-electric SUV in India. With electric vehicle space getting up momentum in India, you can expect to see some more electric SUVs in the days to come with the Nexon EV one of them. The event is set to start soon, so enjoy the proceedings.

    11:32 (IST)05 Dec 2019
    MG ZS EV unveil event set to start soon!

    The MG ZS EV India unveiling event can start anytime from now. Here is a glimpse from the venue. Let us know what are your expectations from the vehicle when it comes to pricing.

    11:27 (IST)05 Dec 2019
    We have reached at the venue!

    MG Motor India is set to unveil the ZS electric SUV and the event is going to be a grand affair. Team Express Drives has reached the venue and the proceedings will start in a few minutes from now.

    11:14 (IST)05 Dec 2019
    MG ZS EV features

    As already mentioned, the MG ZS EV is expected to get the same massive touchscreen infotainment system as we have seen on the Hector. In terms of space, the car is expected to have the same cabin opulence as the Kona electric while it will likely scoring big on the features front. 

    11:00 (IST)05 Dec 2019
    MG ZS EV - India's first internet electric SUV!

    MG Motor India is promoting the ZS EV as India's first electric connected car. That said, you can expect the same 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system on the ZS that we have already seen on the Hector. Also, the vehicle will get an artificial intelligence assistant system on standby all the time.

    10:55 (IST)05 Dec 2019
    How much the MG ZS EV will take to charge!

    The MG ZS EV in India are expected to get a fast charger as well with the electric vehicle with the help of which the vehicle can be charged to 80 percent in less than an hour. The regular AC charger should take around 7-8 hours. In comparison, the Hyundai Kona electric SUV takes 15 hours on a regular charger.

    10:49 (IST)05 Dec 2019
    Here is how the MG ZS EV looks on paper!

    The MG ZS EV all-electric SUV is expected to get a higher capacity motor in its India-spec avatar. This 150hp electric motor will get power from a 44.5kWh lithium-ion battery and in the Indian cycle, the range should be close to 330km range. With the ZS EV, the company will likely offer a fast charger along with a regular AC charging unit.

    10:44 (IST)05 Dec 2019
    To be sold in these cities initially!

    After its India unveil today, the all-new MG ZS EV will be launched in the market in the month of February 2020 next year. The electric SUV will be sold in Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi-NCR , Bengaluru and Hyderabad during the initial phase.

    10:37 (IST)05 Dec 2019
    Welcome to MG ZS EV LIVE Blog

    Welcome to the LIVE blog of MG ZS electric SUV. The automaker is set to showcase India's second electric SUV and the 'green' vehicle will primarily go up against the likes of the Hyundai Kona in the segment. Sit back and enjoy the proceedings.

    The MG ZS electric SUV is set to be unveiled in India in just a few minutes from now. The vehicle will primarily go up against the likes of the Hyundai Kona electric SUV in the segment and is second such offering for the Indian market. The electric vehicle will be launched in India in the month of January 2020 next year.

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