MG Motor attends India’s maiden complete electric SUV trial run between Delhi and Agra

MG ZS EV participates in first-ever attempt, launched as part of the Government of India’s mission for electric vehicles

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MGMotorMG Motor India has taken part in the first-ever electric vehicle trial run between Delhi and Agra with ZS EV.

Unveiled as part of the Government of India’s mission to put more EVs on the road by 2020, the #NHforEV2020 Tech Trial Run was flagged off by prominent persons.

Faggan Singh Kulaste, Union Minister of State in the Ministry of Steel and General Bipin Singh Rawat, Chief of Defence Staff (PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, YSM, SM, VSM, ADC) among other senior dignitaries from the government were part of the event.

The trial run conducted by #NHforEV2020 aims to test the viability of Yamuna Expressway as an e-corridor for public EV transit.

Charging infrastructure

The event mainly focused on the charging infrastructure as well as roadside assistance services along the popular tourist route.

Talking about the launch of the EV Tech Trial Run from Delhi to Agra, President and Managing Director, MG Motor India, Rajeev Chaba, said “We are proud to participate in the first-ever tech trial run from Delhi to Agra with the ZS EV. With its commendable range of 340 kilometers on a single charge, vehicles such as ZS EV are ideal for Delhi-Agra commutes.”

He added: “We would like to thank #NHforEV2020 for bringing together senior government leaders, EV players, and local supply chain stakeholders to nurture and build the EV ecosystem in India. We believe that charging infrastructure across India’s national highways will create the right awareness among consumers and help solve the range-related concerns.”

He said MG has pioneered the EV ecosystem in India with a robust 5-way charging network. “We are also actively forging partnerships with key charging enablers such as Tata Power and Exicom to further expand the EV ecosystem of India.”

MG’s five-way electric vehicle charging ecosystem includes free-of-cost AC fast-charger installation at its customer’s home/office, extended charging network along key routes, and charge-on-the-go facility with Roadside Assistance.

(With inputs from Automotive Lead Research Team)

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