Those who are eyeing the MG ZS EV have only three days left to book the car. MG Motor India has announced that it will not accept any further bookings for the ZS EV after January 17, 2020. The Chinese carmaker had started accepting bookings in five Indian cities- Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and Hyderabad on December 21 last year, for a token amount of ₹ 50,000. Earlier, the carmaker had also announced that the electric SUV will be sold to the first 1000 customers at a special introductory price.
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The MG ZS EV will be sold in India as a completely knocked down (CKD) product and will be assembled at company's Halol plant in Gujarat, alongside the Hector SUV. It is company's second model in India after the Hector and even this one is laden with all the connected car tech we have seen in the Hector. The new MG ZS EV comes with a 44.5 kWh IP6 certified battery pack that powers a synchronous motor that puts out 141 bhp and 353 Nm of peak torque. The battery can offer a maximum range of about 340 km on a single charge, and thanks to power electronic (PE) solutions from UAES, it can go from 0-100 kmph in just 8.5 seconds.
In a bid to assure its customer of the range anxiety issue, the company has also set up a five-step charging ecosystem. Firstly, all ZS EV cars will come with an onboard cable to charge at any 15amp socket, second MG will also install an AC fast charger at home/office of the customers, and third, the carmaker is also setting up a DC Super-Fast charging network at select MG showrooms that can be availed round the clock. The company also plans to create an extended charging network across MG dealerships in select satellite cities along key routes and provide charge-on-the-go with RSA (road-side assistance). The Lithium-Ion battery powering the MG ZS EV can be charged up to 80 per cent in 40 minutes with a 50 kW DC charger or takes up to seven hours with a standard 7.4 kW charger.