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My MG ZS EV reaches the 6,000 km milestone: Update

EVs are a delight to drive on mountain roads. Though the power consumption is higher, this is negated by the increase in the range on the downhill run due to regen.

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6000 km Update

Lightfury completed 6000Kms on the odo post our short vacation to Chikmagalur. The car performed well on the 4 lane highways, 2 lane highways as well as the climb up to Mullanygiri peak on narrow mountain roads.

I had planned a short vacation to Chikmagalur at the onset of my son’s Dasara vacation. Had no intention to explore there but just relax for a couple of days.

Left Bangalore at 9AM Saturday morning and reached our resort at 1:30PM with a couple of breaks. The resort was kind enough to offer slow charging for free.

Next day, drove to Mullayangiri peak to witness the Neel Kurinji flower bloom early morning. EVs are a delight to drive on mountain roads. Though the power consumption will be higher, this is negated by the increase in the range on the downhill run due to regen. The hill hold and EPB worked well in keeping the car secure while parking and starting off from an incline.

Lightfury was charged to 100% overnight before our return. Drove back to Bangalore on Monday to avoid the weekend rush. Took me 4 hours to reach my place in Bangalore.

The entire trip was done in Normal/sports mode with AC on for 95% of the time. Also, I was not conservative and drove at good speeds whenever the road permitted. The time taken for the drive is similar to ICE cars.

  • Total distance travelled: 585Kms
  • Total time taken: 10 hrs 12Mins
  • Charging cost: ~Rs 350/- for the charging done at home for onward journey
  • Toll cost: 780/-

Toll cost was higher than the fuel cost for this trip.

Have a few more drives planned before the end of this year which might push the odo towards the 10K mark.

Another update

As part of their “Worth Waiting for” program, MG delivered the car refrigerator. This is for customers who have waited for more than 5 months for their cars. It’s an 18L refrigerator with both cold and warm functions. It can also be used at home. The other options offered include a dual channel dashcam, car vacuum cleaner, tyre inflator and a few accessories.

Parting shot from the Chikmagalur drive

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