MG tipped to launch mass-market EV for India by next year


It is Mull’s second plant in the nation.

(Image credit: MG Motor India)

MG Motor, a wholly owned Chinese company, intends to expand its Indian operations by opening a second plant there. MG Motor India’s production plant is now located in Halol, Gujarat, India. An annual output of 80,000 automobiles is produced, and roughly 2,500 individuals are employed. There has been no shortage of speculation about the company’s plans for a mass-market electric vehicle in India.

Although conversations are still early, according to a fresh story in The Times of India, the MG is also looking into the prospect of getting automobiles contract-manufactured through another automobile OEM in India.


Current efforts are focused on generating funding for expansion and increasing the company’s involvement in the electric vehicle market. As a result of its majority Chinese ownership, MG Motors has had difficulty obtaining government approval for FDI funding.

According to a report in The Times, the corporation is currently looking into raising about Rs 5000 crore through ECBs or private equity.

MG ZS EV is sold out

According to media reports, MG’s upcoming low-cost EV, codenamed MG E230, might be the cheapest electric vehicle in India when it debuts. India will be the first overseas market where this electric mini vehicle is initially introduced. ‘ Tata Nexon electric and Mahindra XUV300 EV will be the new EV’s main competitors in India.


Over 1,500 reservations have been made for the MG 2022 ZS EV, which was recently introduced and has already sold out for the year. On one charge, the new ZS EV can go 461 kilometres, according to the car’s 50.3 kWh lithium-ion battery.

At Rs 21.99 lakh for the Excite and Rs 25.88 lakh for Exclusive, the new ZS EV has two options: (both prices ex-showroom). Bookings for the Excite variation will begin in July 2022, once the Exclusive variant has sold out.

A full quarter of MG Motor India’s total sales are expected to come from the sale of electric vehicles by the end of the following year, according to the company.


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