Is the new MG ZS EV one of the first 2020 electric vehicle models to actually bring the price point down to a realistic level? Priced from £22,495 (after Plug-in car grant) for the entry level Excite model (£24,495 for the the Exclusive model) it certainly will open the EV market to the masses – those wanting to go electric with a more realistic budget.
First impressions on the MG ZS EV at ECE are that it looks pretty good for a compact SUV! It’s spacious inside, plenty of head room and leg room so great space for the family and topped off with a big boot. It has all the gadgets expected in an entry level EV like rear parking sensors and touchscreen infotainment system.
ZS EV’s range claims are not exceptional by today’s standards. Officially, a combined range of 163 miles is possible (City Range 231) compares to the latest e-Niro reaching 282 miles and the Renault Zoe at 186 miles. This of course with the side note that no electric car actually matches its official WLTP range in the real-world.
Charging the MG ZS EV at home with a Type 2 connector will take roughly 6-7 hours to fully charge the 44.5kWh battery from flat. From a public CCS point, it can take up to 50kW, giving a 0-80% top-up in around 40 minutes.
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