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MG ZS EV is ‘first truly affordable family electric car’
July 17, 2019  Ethan Jupp

MG ZS EV revealed




MG has revealed what it calls ‘the first truly affordable family-friendly
electric car’: an electric version of the ZS crossover.

Deliveries of the ZS EV start in September 2019. It costs from just £21,495
after the government grant of £3,500, plus MG’s own £3,500 contribution.
That last bit won’t last forever, though…
The need-to-know numbers

So, what are the important numbers? WLTP-certified range is 163 miles, while
‘frequent rapid-charging capability’ means you should be able to fill the
batteries in less than an hour.

With ‘frequent rapid-charging capability’ in mind, it’s also worth noting
that the ZS EV gets MG’s seven-year warranty, battery and all.

Power is around 140hp from a front-mounted electric motor, with charge
stored in a water-cooled 44.5kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The ZS EV has
three driving modes, with three levels of regenerative braking.

£21,495… for the first 1,000 orders

MG is matching the government’s £3,500 grant for the first 1,000 cars,
meaning the standard ‘Excite’ ZS EV starts from £28,495, before £7,000 is
lopped off by both government and manufacturer contributions – leaving a
price tag of £21,495.

The base car is also available for £279 a month on PCP, for now. The
Exclusive version is effectively reduced from £30,495 to £23,495.

If you’re number 1,001 on the pre-order list, however, you’ll be paying
£24,995, or £3,500 more than the first 1,000 owners.
Reserve a ZS EV for £500

For the first 1,000 £500 reservations, MG will also throw in a home charging
point, with installation costs included.

You can join that first 1,000 now by visiting MG’s EV website.

MG is adamant this is a series production car, too. No limitations on
production or allocations are expected –unlike the Volkswagen e-Golf, for

‘ZS EV is here to revolutionise the way people think about electric cars.
With the first truly affordable, family-friendly electric car, MG is
bringing zero-emissions motoring within everyone’s reach,’ says the
Chinese-owned company.

‘Make no mistake, this car isn’t a brand statement or a vanity project,
we’re here to sell electric cars and to sell big!’
A crossover like any other

Other than its EV powertrain, the ZS remains a conventional family
crossover. Standard equipment levels are generous, with adaptive cruise
control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto coming as standard.

It also remains practical, with MG claiming it ‘can handle bikes,
pushchairs, luggage and bulky loads with no trouble at all’.

You can have your ZS EV in a range of four colours, combined with new
range-maximising 17-inch alloy wheels.
[© motoringresearch.com]

First Reviews Of The MG ZS EV Are Very Positive: Videos
Jul 19, 2019 ... MG (part of Chinese SAIC) positively surprised the
automotive industry with the all-electric MG ZS EV. The car received great
first reviews not only because of its affordability and a high-value
proposition, but it's really a decent EV ...

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