MG Motors India had announced that its second product for India will be MG eZS electric SUV that was scheduled to go on sale in December 2019. Now, the British carmaker has postponed its launch to early next year. The reason behind this decision is said to be the lack of charging infrastructure, which is essential for a wider adoption of electric vehicles in the country.
Therefore, the company has announced collaboration with the Delta Electronics India – a leading Power and Energy management brand. Delta will be responsible for installation of AC charger in private vehicle parking locations such as offices, home, etc. Read – MG Motor Might Unveil 2 New SUVs At 2020 Auto Expo
Gaurav Gupta, Chief Commercial Officer, MG Motor India, said, “The partnership expands our infrastructure push for EVs in both slow and fast charging segments. Our long-term vision is to educate people around EVs and ensure that the future looks exciting to them as they adopt new technology, more importantly with all the right resources in place.”
The British carmaker recently announced an association with Fortum Charge and Drive India to setup 50kW DC fast chargers across the nation. Initially, the MG eZS will be made available in 5 select cities – Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Bengaluru. Once launched, it will take head-to-head against the newly-launched Hyundai Kona.
The MG eZS is already on sale in the UK, Thailand and China with a 44.5kWh battery offering an electric range of 262km on the WLTP test cycle. It takes 7 hours 40 minutes to get charge up to 80% with 50kW DC charger. Power is derived from a synchronous motor generating 143bhp with 353Nm. An automatic gearbox supplies power to the front wheels.