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MG ZS EV: Features and specification of the upcoming electric SUV

by Navyatha Sandiri

On January 27, 2020, the British manufacturer MG Motors unveiled their second vehicle in India – The MG ZS Electric SUV. The super stylish SUV has been launched at a starting price of 20,88,000 (ex-showroom). Much like the MG Hector, the ZS comes with a range of linked car features and is certainly an eye-catcher.

Features and Specifications of the upcoming electric SUV

The MG ZS EV has a range of features in its first category including panoramic sun roofing, rain sensing wipers, a philtre for PM 2.5 and a breathable glow logo.

Coming to interior the cabin is painted in black and the inserts in the inside of the MG ZS EV have silver inserts on both ends of the dash, door pads and a circular air-con. The SUV provides an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment, a flat-bottom steering wheel, a front-and rear-mobile USB charging option, Bluetooth functionalities and a parking camera in the rear view.

Apple Carplay and Android Auto with a sky sunroof are also available. The MG ZS EV is also fitted with connected car technology I Smart EV 2.0. The MG ZS EV features a PM 2.5 air philtre that can lead to low air quality of up to 300 AQI in just 35 minutes down to normal levels.

Compact electric MG SUV with a length of 4314 mm, a width of 1809 mm and a height of 1620 mm. There is 2579 mm of space between the wheels. On the style front of the MG ZS EV, a bold diamonde grill finish, flanked by projection headlights, swooping caps and an angled roofline, has an intimidating appearance and a good proportions. The rear of the panel is lamped with LED lights beneath the raked windscreen and has been moved down to the vehicle. The SUV looks clever overall.

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MG ZS EV is powered by a synchronous engine, which has a maximum torque of 141 bhp and 353 Nm. A 44.5 kWh battery pack offering a range of 300 km per charging is offered in the lightweight, electric SUV. A lithium-ion unit can be charged in 40 minutes by a 50 kW DC loader up to 80% or up to seven hours by a standard 7 kW loader, according to the car manufacturer. The new ZS EV is approved by IP67 and therefore water and dust resistant.

In order to construct a charger infrastructure to sustain sales of EV, MG Motor India will also be constructing the first 50,000 kW DC fast charging stations in various cities. In order to build the charge network, the automaker entered into a deal with Fortums India.

In five cities including Delhi, NCR, Hyderabad , Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Ahmedabad, Fortum has already installed 50 kW CCS / CHAdeMO DC fast Public charging stations for electric motors through MG showrooms. In the next 5 years, Fortum aims to have 1 lift every 5 km in major metro towns and on highways every 25 km. The business collaborated in the secondary life use of ZS EV batteries with Exicom Tele-Systems.