The EV game is hoped to get stronger with the new car's arrival
The EV scene in India is growing at a decent pace. Tata Nexon EV still continues to have the lead, and the homegrown manufacturer has an evident upper hand in the EV market share. MG is apparently eyeing the Nexon EV with its next product. The carmaker has announced that it is working on an all-electric SUV, to lock horns with Tata's electric SUV. MG has plans of rolling out the EV by the end of next fiscal, in the 10-15 lakh price bracket.
The SAIC-owned manufacturer currently has just one EV on sale here- the ZS EV based on the previous-gen ZS platform. The upcoming EV will also be underpinned by a global platform, but with extensive India-spec changes gone into it. It, however, remains to be seen if this would be a dedicated EV platform or an ICE architecture conversion. Hoped to be a volume-driver, the EV is expected to offer impressive range figures and performance.
Though further details of the product are not known at the moment, the carmaker is known to bring fair-sized localization into its manufacturing. The battery assembly and motors will have good degrees of localization gone into them. The carmaker is also mulling on export plans for this made-in-India EV.'
Morris Garages is not the only manufacturer who is moved by the electric Nexon's success here. Hyundai is apparently working on a similar electric product too, based on the i10 Nios or the Venue. With these products rolling out, the EV game would scale more heights.
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