MG Motors To Install EV Charging Stations In India

After a successful launch, Morris Garages (MG) on Wednesday announced its partnership with Finland’s Fortum to set up a network of electric vehicle (EV) charging points in India.

MG is taking this route as it plans to launch its first electric SUV, eZS in December. The SUV will have an expected range of 350-400 km from its 52.5 kWh battery. It will be priced around Rs 25 lakh and will compete with Hyundai Kona.

“The upcoming launch of MG eZs is aligned with the government’s long-term objective to have more electric vehicles on the road in the next few years. We are delighted to be partnering with one of the leading EV charging service providers in the global EV space, to set up charging stations at MG dealerships in select cities to begin with. This is in line with our goal to provide accessible EVs to India customers and create an EV ecosystem in India,” president & Managing Director, MG Motor India Rajeev Chaba told reporters.

To begin with, fast chargers will be setup at MG dealerships in Delhi-NCR, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Bangalore and Ahmedabad by September 2019. The chargers will be CCS and Chademo DC compatible and will have an output of 50 kW. Access to the chargers will be via the company’s mobile app.

Currently, there are only 341 charging stations in India, with only 132 DC fast chargers. Most of them are located in the Delhi-NCR region.

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