MG ZS EV to be equipped with 44.5-kWh battery (Mark Kane)

With 44.5-kWh battery, MG ZS EV probably should be able to go more than 155 miles

MG (part of the Shanghai-based SAIC Motor) announced further details about the MG ZS EV, currently presented at the London Motor Show.

The electric crossover will be equipped with a 44.5-kWh liquid-cooled battery, which places it almost directly against the Hyundai Kona Electric with the 39.2-kWh standard battery. The WLTP range will be confirmed in Q3.

The MG ZS EV will also get a typical 7 kW on-board charger. The DC fast charging from 0-80 percent should take 43 minutes, according to the press release.

More MG ZS news:

Exclusively for visitors to the London Motor Show, MG opened order books. We assume that the success of the ZS EV will mostly depend on its affordability so we are eagerly awaiting pricing.

"MG Motor UK has opened the order bank and released further details about its first-ever fully electric car that has been unveiled at the London Motor Show at London’s ExCel. ZS EV is the family friendly electric car that majors on space and practicality, setting new standards as the most high-tech MG yet and customers will be able to place a deposit for the ZS EV directly with the MG team at the show.

MG ZS EV specs:

  • 44.5 kWh liquid cooled battery pack
  • WLTP range to be announced in Q3 2019
  • 0-100 percent charging in 6.5 hours using 7 kW on-board charger
  • 0-80 percent DC fast charging in 43 minutes