Indian Electric Car

Review of MG ZS EV- the people’s electric car?

Launched on January twenty-seventh, 2020, MG ZS electrical variant has created fairly a buzz within the SUV EV market. Because the crowd is already impressed by MG Hector, it was a delight to see that ZS EV does fulfill the purchaser’s most expectations. 

India did miss out on MG ZS that’s offered overseas. Nevertheless, the gang does get to see its look in the EV variant. MG ZS EV has a signature MG look that includes a diamond-studded grille sample which homes the automotive’s charging level. One can find the cost board simply behind the MG emblem, elevate the illuminated emblem to seek out it. It has (dare I say) all {that a} purchaser seems for within the value with the correct amount of energy and torque that makes it a fascinating drive – robust guarantee on provide, virtually the right dimensions and all for a number of lakhs cheaper to its direct competition- Hyundai Kona.

MG ZS EV Evaluation

No resemblance with its sibling – Hector by way of seems, its chrome diamond-studded grille does give ZS EV a premium automotive look. MG does mark its legacy with omega-shaped day lamps with tight and good proportions. It doesn’t attempt exhausting to be totally different, units proper in with a C- section SUV. It does have an inexperienced contact to the look with wind-mill impressed wheels design.

How is it inside

MG ZS EV Review - Interior

It’s swift to go out and in of the cabin, you’ll recognize the supplies used. Smooth touched materials, black fake leather-based coated and ample seats, exhausting plastics and aluminium panels make it a superb place to be in. The seats are six-way electrically adjustable and good steering to deal with the wheel. Within the centre of the dashboard lies an 8-inch touchscreen which options songs from, climate and naturally the battery proportion with the vacation spot of the subsequent charging station out there. To prime it off, it has a protracted panoramic sunroof, identical to the one we have now seen in Hector. Most controls are in attain of the motive force, with an analogue paddle displaying the share of the battery the place the gas indicator might need been.

The center is excellent to suit 3 in. Nevertheless, the lacking rear AC vents and armrest would have made it extra comfy. It has an apparently positioned USB port beneath the central tray which suggests no extra annoying stray wires. It’s extraordinarily spacious with the flat ground (batteries beneath) and a good peak, but the seats miss the under-thigh consolation. 

The drive

The ZS EV comes with a 44.5 kWh battery to energy it up which provides 340kms of vary. However realistically, it’s protected to imagine 260-290kms of varying in blended circumstances. It has totally different drive modes, battery and KERS toggle with aircraft-style toggle switches, so as to add to its attraction. It’s stated to go from 0-100 kph in 8.5 sec which is respectable. The torque is stunning, press all of it the best way and it’ll pin you to your seat. The KERS (Kinetic Power Regeneration) with its 3 levels can astonishingly enhance your vary, get a hold of it and you’ll simply add about 20kms to your vary. It’s swift to drive within the metropolis and on the best way. On the roundabouts too, its well-controlled physique roll with mild and exact steering provides the motive force absolute ease. It’s a European typical drive really feel which will get higher with a rising pace, although within the metropolis you’ll really feel the bumpers. 

Charging and security

Out- of the field MG ZS EV comes with a 7.4k Wh AC charger it takes about 6-8 hours to totally cost, which MG is able to match at your own home or your workplace. MG has additionally made DC quick chargers out there at their showrooms, it’s stated to cost from 0-80% in beneath an hour. It additionally has a 15A socket charger that takes about 16-18 hours to totally cost the automotive. Moreover, in the event you do run out of cost on the highway, it presents a conveyable charger that guarantees you to get to the subsequent charging station. 

When it comes to security, MG has tried its finest. Its 5-star EuroNCAP crash score says all of it. It’s the highest score a automotive can handle to attain, equally as Audi Q8 and Ford Puma.         

It additionally has 6 air-bags with chauffeur alerts, sim-enabled geo-fencing and stability management


MG ZS EV is an efficient purchase by way of security, fashion and premium interiors and a protracted listing of options. It does handle to get the value proper. The 5-year unlimited-kilometer guarantee, 5 years free RSA moreover appeals to sensible minds. It’s nicely priced, nicely-behaved at low speeds and is an efficient spin to EVs in India. Priced considerably decrease than its competitor Kona, MG ZS is right here to remain.


  • Ex-Showroom Worth: From Rs. 20.9 lakhs
  • Seating capability: 5
  • Vary: 340 km battery-only
  • Dimensions: 4,314 mm L x 1,809 mm W x 1,620-1,644 mm H
  • Horsepower: 105 kW
  • Transmission: 1-speed computerized

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