Production-spec details of MG model that is set to be introduced in India
eZS electric compact SUV uses a 44.5kWh lithium ion-battery pack, which is bigger than India-spec Kona EV.
Has a WLTP test cycle range of 262km; likely to do much better on India’s ARAI test cycle.
MG eZS’ electric motor makes 143PS and 353Nm of torque.
eZS can fast charge from 0-80 per cent in 40 minutes; full charge from wall charger takes six hours.
Hyundai Kona rivaling eZS is expected to be launched in India by December 2019 with a price tag ranging from Rs 20 lakh to Rs 25 lakh.
The MG eZS electric SUV was first revealed in China and has now been launched in the UK as well. It will launch in India too by the end of 2019 where it will compete with the recently launched Hyundai Kona Electric.
The eZS uses a 44.5kWh lithium-ion battery to power the electric motor that produces 143PS and 353Nm of torque. It has a WLTP (world harmonized light-duty vehicles test procedure) (combined) range of 262km from a full charge while on the WLTP city test cycle, the range goes up to 372km. These range figures would undoubtedly go much higher as per the Indian ARAI test cycle, as is the case with the Hyundai EV.
MG’s battery can be recharged from zero to 80 per cent in 40 minutes using a 50kW fast charging station while the home box charger will take around 6 hours for a full charge. Both figures are pretty much identical to the Hyundai Kona.
It will also come with the option to charge using a standard 3-pin plug in case of emergencies. The charging socket is hidden behind a panel on the front grille. Ahead of the launch of the eZS, MG has started installing fast chargers at select showrooms.