MG Motor India partners with Delta Electronics to develop EV infrastructure
Ahead of the launch of the MG ZS EV in the coming months, MG Motor India has partnered with Delta Electronics, a player in the AC charging space, to develop EV infrastructure. The ZS EV SUV will be launched in India in 2020. It is already on sale in countries like the UK, Thailand and China, where it has received a strong response. It garnered over 1,000 bookings in the UK within two weeks of launch.
Through this partnership, Delta will install AC chargers in private vehicle parking locations for ZS EV owners in their homes and offices.
MG Motor India has already tied up with Finland-based clean energy major, Fortum to install 50kW DC fast-charging EV stations, ahead of the ZS EV's debut. Under the partnership, Fortum will instal 50kW CCS/CHAdeMO DC public charging stations across MG's showrooms in five cities including Delhi NCR, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Ahmedabad by September.
Speaking on the partnership, Gaurav Gupta, Chief Commercial Officer, MG Motor India, said, "We are committed to accessibility and convenience for our customers along with a quality product experience. Our partnership with Delta, a leading power and energy management company is another aspect of our commitment to help us pioneer and further develop the ecosystem for EVs in India, months ahead of the scheduled launch. 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 eZS is being brought in as a CBU wherein 250 units will be imported from Shanghai. MG claims that the ZS EV will be a global offering and will have a driving range of 350km in one single charge. The MG eZS could be powered by a 52.5kWh lithium-ion battery pack. A full charge could take eight hours from a wall charger.
Also see: MG ZS EV | First Drive (India)
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