MG (Morris Garages) Motor India has announced the launch of ZS EV, India’s first pure electric internet SUV, at an inaugural price starting at INR 19.88 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi), for customers who have booked the car before midnight on 17th January 2020.
The ZS EV Excite is now available for INR 20.88 lakh while ZS EV Exclusive is available for INR 23.58 lakh.
MG Motor has introduced the MG eShield, which provides privately-registered customers with a free-of-charge 5-year manufacturer warranty for unlimited kilometres on the car and 8 years/150k km warranty on the battery.
It also offers round-the-clock roadside assistance (RSA) for a period of 5 years for privately-registered cars, along with 5 labour-free services.
The ZS EV comes at a running cost of under INR 1 per km (calculated up to 100,000 kilometres with preventive maintenance including parts, consumables, labour and taxes and as on date electricity rates in Delhi-NCR). It also comes with maintenance packages starting at INR 7,700 for 3 years.
Apart from introducing the MG eShield, a one-stop solution for ZS EV customers, the company has also entered a strategic alliance with CarDekho.com, who would be offering a pioneering 3-50 plan, that provides assured resale value and can be availed by the customer by paying a stipulated amount at the time of purchase of ZS EV.
CarDekho shall provide guaranteed buyback to ZS EV customers at a residual value of 50% upon completion of three years of ownership.
The carmaker has secured an overwhelming response for the new-age electric SUV, receiving over 2,800 bookings in 27 days. The number of bookings received for the ZS EV outpaces the total number of EV cars sold in India in 2019.
MG Motor India will begin ZS EV deliveries on January 27 across 5 cities – Delhi/NCR, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Hyderabad.
MG Motor India is building a 5-way EV charging ecosystem in association with domain-leading players as an enabler and catalyst for the country’s EV revolution and to accelerate the adoption of eco-friendly, next-generation mobility solutions.
Each ZS EV comes with an on-board cable to charge anywhere. Customers can also get an AC fast charger installed at their homes/offices, free of cost, through MG’s association with Delhi-based eChargeBays.
The carmaker has also partnered with Fortum Charge & Drive India to set up 10 DC 50 kW super-fast charging stations at select MG showrooms in 5 cities. Additionally, it plans to create an extended charging network across MG dealerships in select satellite cities along key routes and provide charge-on-the-go with RSA (Road Side Assistance).