Charging Calculator 🔋
Full charge Time: 6 h - 8 h
Charging rate: 7.2 kW
AC Charging Connector :
Type 2 Mennekes part of CCS port
Full charge Time: 50 min upto 80% charging
Charging rate: 50 kW
DC Charging Connector : CCS
|Connected Car Features
- Battery & Range Status
- Vehicle Charging Status
- OTA Software Updates
- Dynamic Range Estimation
- Remote Tyre Pressure Check
- CO2 reduction updates
- Driver Analytics & more
Ownership Notes 📝
PLUGININDIA VIDEOS & ARTICLES
- The 2021 update by MG Motors is interesting because of the bump in range. There is a 23% increase in range with the battery pack having the same capacity as last year which is amazing. MG says owners can get a real world range from 300 to 400 km. We do know our good friend Captain Sanjay, who got an MG ZS EV and he got 290 km range in 44 degrees heat in a test drive done majorly on the highway. So, Captain who is one of most efficient Electric Car driver in India, can get around 350 km which is amazing range. For example from Mumbai, all one needs is one DC fast charge to get to Goa.
- MG is having a target of selling only 3000 electric cars, is still a small number compared to the lakhs of pollution SUV's MG dumps in Indian roads each year. We are still waiting for them to have open ended electric car targets. Nevertheless, It's interesting to see a Chinese company more committed towards electric cars than our Indian car companies apart from Tata Motors. Yes, MG Motors are a Chinese company despite trying to showing their Britishness on their website and their showrooms :)
- The manufacturer claims 419 km range per charge, but in real world city driving conditions with AC with the combination of comfort and sports mode, we have information that a range of 350 km is achievable and that is the value considered in our calculations.
- The community and real owners have told us that they are able to get 320+ km range in highways at 70-80 kmph and with AC on. That is impressive.
- In the ownership costs section
- The amounts mentioned in 'Maintenance & Servicing' and 'Parts : Repairs/Replacements', are indicative based on our experience with EV users over 10+ years.
The amounts will be different for every case.
- Electric Cars have electronics parts like Onboard Charger, AC compressor, Energy Management System, Controllers and others which are expensive to replace if something goes wrong. Thus an estimated figure is placed in the Parts : Repairs/Replacements' section.
- ICE manufacturers also tend to artificially inflate prices of spare parts for EV's, as they don't make as much money from servicing of an EV compared to ICE cars.
- ICE cars don't suffer from the same problem, as most parts can be repaired. Moreover their spares are available in local market too. And at competitive prices. Dime a dozen workshops have mastered the art of maintenance of an ICE car by now.
- Couple of other points, which can lead to additional savings when using an electric.
- Most EV owners don't face issues of part replacements as usually these electronic parts are reliable
- Also as an ICE car gets older, mechanical parts tend to cause more issues as there are more moving components. This can also cause extra expenses, which are not considered here.
- Replace the battery of the MG ZS EV after 1.6 Lakh km or more (This is yet to be ascertained)