Published on August 18th, 2023 | by Sounder Rajen0
Private Import MG EV Price Drops From RM200k To Just RM70k
A year ago this MG EV would have been over RM 200k, it is now only RM70k
Ah the good old electric vehicle (EV), when they first came out, many were skeptical. So skeptical were we, that governments all over the world had to introduce tax incentives to convince us to buy them. Now EVs have become a common sight but sadly most EVs are still rather expensive, well not this one.
Just a year ago, an MG EV like the one you see in the pictures would have cost about RM 200,000 but it is only RM 70,000 now. It’s a good deal and the seller says the mileage on this car is just 366km and it’s a NEW imported vehicle. Its driving range is estimated at only about 265km on a full charge as this is an older EV.
Moreover, for someone who is buying their first EV and only has a small budget to work with, this MG EV may just be the perfect option. However, it needs to be noted that there is NO factory warranty and NO after sales in Malaysia, but it is still a great choice if it is a second car.
This particular EV is called the MG ZS and it is powered by a 44.5kWh water-cooled lithium-ion battery, and has a driving range of up to 266km from a single charge on the WLTP combined cycle. Using the WLTP city cycle the range is certified at about 372km.
The MG ZS also offers three levels of regenerative braking to recover energy and increase range. When the driver releases the accelerator the car’s electric motor converts the kinetic energy that would otherwise be lost during standard braking into electricity.
The battery pack comprises of 18 cells and weighs 280kg, providing competitive performance without generating any emissions. Managed by the MG Intelligent Battery Temperature Control system, the battery pack is insulated from external temperature variations, delivering the optimum power and range whatever the weather.
On top of that, the MG ZS is driven by a permanent magnet synchronous electric motor mounted above the front axle, and delivers 353Nm of instant torque via the front wheels as well as 105kW of power, the equivalent of 143PS, allowing this EV to accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 8.5 seconds, on to a top speed of 140km/h.
The MG ZS also features rapid charging, able to go from 0 to 80 percent in just 40 minutes from a 50kW charging station. At home, it can recharge on a standard 7KW home charger in six hours allowing owners to fully charge their EV overnight. The car can also be charged via a standard 3-pin plug too so it is pretty low maintenance.
So what do you guys think about the MG ZS EV? Would you consider this car as your next EV?