With 44.5 kWh battery, MG ZS EV probably should be able to go more than 250 km (155 miles)

MG (part of the Shanghai-based SAIC Motor) announced further details about the MG ZS EV, currently presented at the London Motor Show.

The electric crossover will be equipped with  44.5 kWh liquid-cooled battery, which places it almost directly against the Hyundai Kona Electric with the 39.2 kWh standard battery. The WLTP range will be confirmed in Q3.

The MG ZS EV will also get a typical 7 kW on-board charger. The DC fast charging from 0-80% should take 43 minutes, according to the press release.

Exclusively for visitors to the London Motor Show, MG opened order books. We assume that the success of the ZS EV will mostly depend on its affordability so we are eagerly awaiting pricing.

"MG Motor UK has opened the order bank and released further details about its first-ever fully electric car that has been unveiled at the London Motor Show at London’s ExCel. ZS EV is the family friendly electric car that majors on space and practicality, setting new standards as the most high-tech MG yet and customers will be able to place a deposit for the ZS EV directly with the MG team at the show.

MG ZS EV specs:

  • 44.5 kWh liquid cooled battery pack
  • WLTP range to be announced in Q3 2019
  • 0-100% charging in 6.5 hours using 7 kW on-board charger
  • 0-80% DC fast charging in 43 minutes
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MG ANNOUNCES FURTHER DETAILS FOR EAGERLY ANTICIPATED MG ZS EV AS ORDERBANK OPENS

  • Suite of ADAS technology announced
  • Exclusive first access to orderbank for visitors to the London Motor and Tech Show
  • Over 800 people have already expressed their interest

London, 17 May 2019 – MG Motor UK has opened the order bank and released further details about its first-ever fully electric car that has been unveiled at the London Motor Show at London’s ExCel. ZS EV is the family friendly electric car that majors on space and practicality, setting new standards as the most high-tech MG yet and customers will be able to place a deposit for the ZS EV directly with the MG team at the show.

The ZS EV is powered by a 44.5kWh water-cooled battery with rapid-charging capability that will enable it to be recharged from 0-80% in 43 minutes, while domestic charging on a 7kW unit takes six-and-a-half hours from 0-100%. Certified range on current WLTP test regulations is expected to be confirmed in Q3.

The introduction of the ZS EV will come laden with a long list of standard safety equipment including a suite of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) presented as a first for MG. New standard features such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Traffic Assist featuring automatic low-speed steering, Blind Spot Detection, Autonomous Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Alert Control System add to the ZS EV’s compelling suite of high technology.

As the most technologically advanced MG ever, ZS EV is equipped as standard with a new panoramic, sliding sky-roof to further enhance the sense of space within the cabin. Furthermore, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto allow for seamless integration with owners’ own technology, while DAB Radio, keyless entry and satellite navigation enhance the level of technology found within this family friendly electric SUV.

Since it was first announced in March, MG has received more than 800 expressions of interest for its forthcoming new model, which is the most for any pre-launched model in the company’s history.

Daniel Gregorious, Head of Sales & Marketing at MG Motor UK, says: “The arrival of the MG ZS EV represents the start of MG’s long-term brand and product expansion plan and we’re delighted to be able to share it with the British public for the first time. ZS EV adds a new dimension to the car market by offering high-tech zero-emissions transport to a broader cross-section of buyers.

“The initial interest in ZS EV is extremely encouraging and confirms that car buyers are looking for a practical, versatile and stylish electric vehicle. It will also be the most high-tech MG yet. We’ve now opened the orderbank exclusively for visitors to the London Motor Show. Interested buyers can place a holding deposit on the stand to reserve their place on the waiting list. As visitors will see, this new MG bears all the key hallmarks customers know and love about ZS in terms of flexibility, space and generous standard specification, but it just so happens to be a fully electric SUV.”

ZS EV will come with the brand’s famous 7-year Warranty. Pricing and full specification will be confirmed closer to the on-sale date of 1st September. To find out more about ZS EV, register your interest at www.mg.co.uk or to come and see this exciting new family SUV for yourself at the London Motor Show, get your tickets at www.thelondonmotorshow.co.uk.