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The MG ZS EV, with a 163 miles WLTP range, will be available from just £21,495 for the first 1,000 retail customers.

The MG ZS EV ZS EV features a water-cooled 44.5kWh lithium-ion battery pack, fed to a front-mounted electric motor which delivers 105kW / 143PS of power and 353Nm of instant torque. Water-cooling manages the battery temperature allowing frequent rapid charging and optimum range whatever the weather. There are three driving modes and three levels of regenerative braking.

The ZS EV accelerates from 0-62 mph in 8.5 seconds, reaching a top speed of 87 mph. Using WLTP’s city cycle the range is certified at 231 miles.

The ZS EV has a combined CCS and Type 2 charging port, mounted within the front grille for easy access from either side of the car. The CCS plug is an enhanced version of the Type 2 plug, with two additional power contacts for the purposes of quick charging and supports AC and DC charging power. Featuring rapid charging capability, ZS EV can charge from 0-80% in just 40 minutes from a 50 kW charging station. At home, ZS EV can recharge on a standard 7KW home charger in six hours allowing customers to fully charge their ZS EV overnight. In emergencies, the car can also be charged via a standard 3-pin plug.

ZS EV customer deliveries will begin in September 2019. MG ZS EV Excite starts from £28,495. After deducting the Government Grant of £3,500 and the matching MG EV Grant, the first 1,000 retail customers can purchase their car from just £21,495. MG will also match the Government Grant on Exclusive versions, reducing the £30,495 price to just £23,495. Free home charging point and standard installation also applies to the first 1,000 retail orders.

The ZS EV has a 7-year warranty which covers the car and the lithium-ion battery.

MG is backed by SAIC Motor, one of the world’s biggest automotive companies.