MG ZS EV was launched in January 2020 & has become one of the best electric cars available in India. It is the second best-selling electric car in India. With a lower price tag, the Tata Nexon EV is of course the top-selling model in India. Now, MG is expected to soon launch a new EV in India very soon, probably by the year-end. While the company had officially confirmed to launch its upcoming electric car under Rs 20 lakh. According to Autocar India, this new MG electric car will be actually priced under Rs 10 lakh.
This new affordable compact EV from MG will be the rebadged Baojun E200 sold by its parent company SAIC in China. The Baojun E200 was first launched in China in 2019 and pricing starts from just Rs 5.7 lakh (roughly converted from Yuan pricing). MG India had even showcased it at the last year’s Auto Expo event that was held in New Delhi.
The MG E200 will be a two-door two-seater mini EV powered by a 39hp electric motor. It will have a top speed of 100kmph. The 24 kWh battery pack is rated to offer a 210 km range as per NEDC. If it is priced reasonably, the MG E200 will make for a perfect city car. We have made a video on this specific news that you can watch below.
There are no airbags in this car. While the recent trends suggest Indians are buying more and more SUVs, we have to wait for the actual launch to see how this country receives this mini EV. At Rs 10 lakhs, it will be competing with the newly unveiled Tata Tigor EV. Even with similar performance and range, the Tigor EV looks more conventional than the MG E200 because of the overall features and value it offers but if you are someone looking to buy a small car and ready for this 2-seater, then this MG’s EV is something you should look forward to.
Note: The EV segment is now getting started in India with budget EV’s available and companies like Tesla also working on setting up their company in India.