MG Motor UK has announced its entry into the zero-emissions vehicle market with a family friendly electric car. The MG ZS EV has been designed to bring EV technology to a wider audience and represents a new chapter in the MG story. For more information see the IDTechEx report on Electric Vehicles 2020-2030.
ZS EV with the MG Pilot driver assistance suite sets new standards of specification while combining the design of the original ZS with a clean, efficient and dynamic electric powertrain. The first 1,000 retail customers are able to get behind the wheel from £21,495. Combining a WLTP certified range of 163 miles and frequent rapid charging capability, families can enjoy an electric car that comes with a 7 Year Warranty that covers the car and the lithium-ion battery.
MG Pilot is a driver assistance suite which complements the driver and offers support when required. Excite and Exclusive versions both include MG Pilot as standard, with features including Advanced Emergency Braking, Blindspot Monitoring, Lane Keep Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control. An 8" colour touchscreen features satellite navigation, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth phone connectivity with audio streaming and DAB radio.
ZS EV features a water-cooled 44.5kWh lithium-ion battery pack, fed to a front-mounted electric motor which delivers 105kW / 143PS of power and 353Nm of instant torque. Water-cooling manages the battery temperature allowing frequent rapid charging and optimum range whatever the weather. MG's packaging positions the battery pack underneath the car, meaning that there's no compromise in cabin or storage space. This also results in a low centre of gravity, making ZS EV agile and dynamic. With three driving modes and three levels of regenerative braking, ZS EV can be tailored to suit the driver's preferences.
Daniel Gregorious, Head of Sales & Marketing at MG, said: "With an exciting £21,495 price point at launch, ZS EV is a compelling option for customers who want to switch from old school petrol and diesel cars and enjoy all the wonderful benefits of electric motoring. 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. 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!"
ZS EV customer deliveries will begin in September 2019.
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