Following the success of the ZS Electric Vehicle (EV), Morris Garages (MG) is developing a low-cost electric car for the Indian market. It will be a low-cost tiny electric car. The future electric car has been codenamed E230 by MG. Wuling, MG's sibling brand, has introduced their new Air EV. It is believed that MG would make the required changes to the Air EV before launching it in our nation. Furthermore, the corporation may show its version during the 2023 Auto Show.
The car appears to be fairly unique and tiny at first glance. It is a two-door vehicle based on the company's Global Small Electric Vehicles platform (GSEV). This platform might be used to produce many body shapes.
To withstand our country's sweltering summers, improvements tailored to Indian conditions might include a better temperature control system and a revised battery management system. MG would not refer to the upcoming electric car as the Air EV. Instead, it will be given a new name and an MG badge rather than a Wuling one.
The vehicle's doors are relatively spacious, making it easy to get in and out of. In the front, there is a full-length light bar that links to the chrome strip, which connects to the outside door mirrors that are fixed on the doors. The headlights are Light-emitting diode (LED) have a WagonR-like appearance. The bumper has slender fog lights. The steel rims measure 12 inches in diameter. When MG launches the electric vehicle in our nation, they may include styled wheel covers or alloys.
The charging port is positioned in the vehicle's front. The windows are rather huge, and the second pair is vertically arranged. The front windscreen is fairly steep due to the compact design. It is clear that MG envisions the new electric car being utilised in cities rather than on highways.
The electric car is estimated to be 2.9 metres long, making it even shorter than the Maruti Alto. It is, in fact, 400 mm shorter than the Alto. The electric car has a wheelbase of 2,010 mm. As a result, the car would seem agile and simple to drive in the city. The EV should likewise have little trouble finding parking.
The EV's battery capacity will be between 20 and 25 kWh. On a single charge, the power output would be roughly 40 horsepower, with a driving range of 150 km. This driving range should be adequate for daily travels to work or conducting routine activities. The EV would be charged at home the majority of the time. Because MG will be making India-specific adjustments, Tata AutoComp would supply the batteries.
MG is notorious for packing a lot of amenities into their vehicles, and the next EV will be no exception. It will sport a massive touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, as well as a digital instrument cluster, connected car capabilities, and much more. The new EV is projected to cost roughly Rs. 10 lakhs, which seems a little steep for a two-door compact hatchback.
The engineering team spent 6 years researching and developing the production-ready model. However, it is not very different from the concept model shown in 2019.More