The latest round of expansion comes post roll-out of the 1,000th unit of ZS EV in the country
Mumbai, October 2, 2020: MG Motor India has now initiated the expansion for the pure electric internet SUV – MG ZS in 10 new cities including Nagpur, Lucknow, Agra, Dehradun, Ludhiana, Kolkata, Aurangabad, Indore, Coimbatore and Vizag, in addition to 11 of its already operational bases across India. The move comes after the carmaker recently completed the roll-out of the 1,000th unit of the ZS EV in the country, since its deliveries began in February 2020.
The company will commence pre-bookings from today, at a booking price of Rs. 50,000, at dealerships across these cities and on the MG Motor India website (mgmotor.co.in). The latest expansion will make MG ZS EV available in 21 cities across India. MG will simultaneously develop the EV ecosystem across these cities by deploying superfast charging infrastructure and extending on-road charging facilities.
Commenting on the expansion, Gaurav Gupta, Chief Commercial Officer, MG Motor India, said, “India is today taking steps in the right direction in the green energy and infrastructure space and we appreciate the recent steps taken by our central and state government in the field of EVs. These steps will contribute to an increased demand for EVs in India in the long-term. In the light of these developments, we are delighted to initiate the next phase of our ZS EV expansion which will work towards driving superior EV adoption in the country.”
MG Motor India has active partnerships with TATA Power and Finland-based Clean Energy major Fortum for the development and maintenance of fast-charging stations across the country. The marquee automaker is also creating an ecosystem of advanced EV capabilities in India. Its comprehensive approach includes promoting relevant innovations as part of its MG Developer & Grant program. All MG dealerships are further equipped with CCS/CHAdeMO fast-charging standards, available to all compatible EVs.
As part of the 5-way EV charging ecosystem, each ZS EV comes with an on-board cable to charge anywhere. Customers can also get an AC fast charger installed at their homes/offices, free of cost, through MG’s association with eChargeBays. The carmaker has also partnered with Fortum Charge & Drive India to set up 10 DC 50 kW super-fast charging stations at select MG showrooms in 5 cities. Additionally, it has created an extended charging network via MG dealerships in select satellite cities along key routes. MG provides charge-on-the-go with RSA (Roadside assistance) to its customers.
The ZS EV offers a running cost of less than Re. 1 per KM (estimated up to 1 lakh KMs with preventive maintenance including parts, labour, consumables, and taxes and as per the electricity rates in Delhi-NCR). As MG’s most hi-tech car ever, the ZS EV comes equipped with cutting-edge EV technology and marks an exciting new era for the MG brand globally. The ZS EV is among the UK’s top three best-selling new energy vehicles and boasts strong sales in countries that are adopting EVs at a fast pace like the Netherlands and Norway, making it one of the most successful EVs sold in Europe