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Old 28th November 2019, 19:45   #106
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MG Motor India and Umicore partner for recycling end-of-life ZS EV batteries.

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L-R: Gaurav Gupta, Chief Commercial Officer, MG Motor India and Kedar Rele, Country General Manager Umicore India announcing the association for recycling of lithium-ion batteries.

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MG Motor India looks to drive a positive image and is working towards being known as a sustainable automaker in the country. The company today announced its association with Belgium-headquartered Umicore to explore opportunities in safe and sustainable recycling of end-of-life batteries for electric vehicles.

Speaking on the tie-up, Gaurav Gupta, chief commercial officer, MG Motor India said, “Over the past few months, we have worked towards creating the right ecosystem for our customers ahead of the launch of the ZS EV, including charging infrastructure. Our association with Umicore focuses on exploring end-of-life applications for used EV battery packs, for environment-friendly battery disposal.”

Last week, MG (Morris Garages) Motor India had announced its partnership with Exicom Tele-Systems for second-life use of ZS EV batteries to design custom battery packs for non-automotive applications.
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Mg India just updated its Facebook page with the official image invite
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Old 1st December 2019, 17:29   #108
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I really like the way the eZS looks! Classy, timeless design.

Priced right, this could easily do upwards of 2000 units a year.
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Thanks to Srikanth Gade for sending this information in. Heartfelt gratitude for sharing it with other enthusiasts via this Team-BHP page!

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In pursuit of EVs, found the following UK forums, which enlighten the common issues of the 7 months old MG ZS ICE and MG ZS EV. But in our Team BHP electric cars section, these issues are not listed.
Rust issues -
1. https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/forum/p...---rust-on-a-7
2. https://www.mg-rover.org/threads/doe....867271/page-3

MG anti rust warranty wording (which is more difficult that other manufacturers as compared here):
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For this cover to remain effective the vehicle must be inspected annually by an authorised MG Repairer throughout the duration of the warranty period.

An MG Corrosion Warranty Annual Inspection Sheet must be filled out and the anti-perforation service documentation record stamped.

Anti-Perforation WarrantyTerms & Conditions

• The definition of perforation is: The corrosion or rusting through of a body panel on the vehicle from the inner surface through to the outer surface resulting in a physical hole.

• Anti-Perforation Warranty only applies to the following panels; Bonnet, roof, boot lid, tailgate, front wings, rear quarter panels, doors, side sills, pillars and underbody.

Exclusions

In some instances, your MG will not be covered, these include, but are not limited to;

• Perforation due to corrosion as a result of an accident, damage, modification, abuse, industrial fallout, or carrying corrosive or damaging materials, or external influences.

• Perforation due to corrosion caused by, the use of non-genuine MG parts, or parts not approved by MG, including used parts.

• Perforation due to corrosion resulting from a lack of maintenance, as described in the owner’s manual, misuse or abuse.

• An incomplete annual inspection record.
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Electrical breakdown - https://www.speakev.com/threads/look....145208/page-2

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Watch the launch event live, 5th December 12:15 PM -

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The ZS EV will be a 'Connected car' - with over a 100 voice commands

The car is 5G ready – a mobile technology that India is yet to adopt.

To make it more convenient for the user, the MG ZS EV will come with inbuilt maps that shows the location to the nearest charging station, type of charger and connector.

It will also have over a 100 voice commands, just like the Hector, and it'll be able to understand Indian accent as well.

The new integrated platform has been named i-Smart EV 2.0.

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While the MG Zs Ev Event will be live today MG India just updated the Tvc, here is the Link :



Sharing a screenshot of a tweet by tesla club of India, as per the image, two variants are expected Excite and Exclusive. Also, the image does have a list of features and specifications. Most importantly Zs Ev has a range of 360 km as per the image.
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Sharing a screenshot of a tweet by tesla club of India, as per the image, two variants are expected Excite and Exclusive. Also, the image does have a list of features and specifications. Most importantly Zs Ev has a range of 360 km as per the image.
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The range mentioned must be ARAI numbers which in case of Kona is 452Kms. So realistically the range will be less than 300Kms.
Good to see two variants unlike Kona.
Worried about the GC number of 156mm, which is less.

One of the major drawback of Kona from my perspective is the cramped rear seat which is addressed by ZS. Hopefully the car lives upto my expectations to have it in my garage in the next year

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Old 5th December 2019, 08:25   #114
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I wouldn't trust the 360km range, in a recent video from Bjorn, the MG did a 300km in Thailand (similar weather to India), and he was on the speed limit 90kph. I guess 300 to 320 is possible if you don't go above 80kph on the highway.
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Few key features missing from MG ZS if the above list is accurate.
Auto AC missing even in top variant. Didn't understand what MG means by Google type instrument cluster.
The lower variant is surely targeted towards fleet and rental companies.
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The range mentioned must be ARAI numbers which in case of Kona is 452Kms. So realistically the range will be less than 300Kms.
Good to see two variants unlike Kona.
Worried about the GC number of 156mm, which is less.

One of the major drawback of Kona from my perspective is the cramped rear seat which is addressed by ZS. Hopefully the car lives upto my expectations to have it in my garage in the next year
True, Kona is essentially a crossover, not an SUV, while manufactures these days are ambiguous of GC whether is laden or unladen 156mm is too less for Indian conditions, it seems ZS ev is already missing Auto ac in 2019 really, followed by no tpms and no auto irvm (though both can be added as a Diy ) now everything will come down to the price. For Zs ev Connected car, Space, Suvish stance and Panoramic sunroof would be the Usp.Hope Hyundai does launch the 64 kW motor variant also in India as well. Kona does manage a real-life range of 350-390 km depending on the drive conditions. Zs ev real range would eventually be around 290-310 km. Thus if Mg wants to sell 2-3k units a year they need to price it smartly. So, the Evs have brought back into limelight the famous Maruti Tvc ”Kitna deti hai” (How much is the mileage)

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The rust issue is being blown out of proportion. This is from the UK forum:

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This one vehicle with rusting issue was a white petrol car built in Thailand. As primer paint is also white, there was an issue with some top coat coverage. MG corrected the issue and compensated the customer and secondly, more importantly for UK EV customers, all the EVs sold in UK are coming from the Chinese plant. There haven't been any Chinese built cars to have been affected.
Despite MG doing the right thing and rectifying the mistake and providing compensation to the customer, the same issue is being brought up and allowed to create an environment of concern for other buyers, just because it's MG.

Most of the people on the UK forums are extremely happy with their ZS EV so I'm sure things will turn out just fine.

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Live webcast of MG ZS EV launch starts at 12:15PM today

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The range mentioned must be ARAI numbers which in case of Kona is 452Kms. So realistically the range will be less than 300Kms.
Good to see two variants unlike Kona.
Worried about the GC number of 156mm, which is less.

One of the major drawback of Kona from my perspective is the cramped rear seat which is addressed by ZS. Hopefully the car lives upto my expectations to have it in my garage in the next year
Arai rating for ZS should be well above 400KM. Also ZS has 44KWh battery. So even if we consider the ZS weight and electricals to be inefficient compared to Kona, I don't see a 100KM range difference between them.
The ZS EV brochure for SriLanka shows 435KM range for 60kmph constant speed. So Arai rating must be equal or more than 435KM.
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Not sure if anyone has noticed, the time taken via portable home charger @ 3.3KW is 19Hours. The type 2 AC charger draws 7.5 KW. Homes/Apartments with a single phase connection have a max cap of 3KW. So they can use only the portable home charger to charge their MGS only after ensuring that no other heavy appliance like mixie, geyser, AC etc are running at the time the EV is charging. Homes with 3 Phase connection can manage with the type 2 AC charger provided their sanctioned load is above 8KW. This allows those households to continue using other home appliances while is EV is charging.

I see a huge logistical issue in the power supply ,especially in households with single phase 3KW connection. As the number of EV's getting charged at night increases, whether the power generation back-end is able to keep up the voltage drops across multiple households drawing 8KW of power through the night is also a question mark. We need to strengthen our electricity generation to cope with the demands of consumption. Just the push for EV's from the government without having a road-map on scale up of power generation would lead to a the EV hype hitting a implementation roadblock.
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