India’s first pure electric SUV - MG ZS EV participates in first-ever EV trial-run between Delhi and Agra
New Delhi: MG Motor India has participated in the first-ever EV trial run between Delhi and Agra with ZS EV.
Launched as part of the Government of India’s mission to put more EVs on the road by 2020, the #NHforEV2020 Tech Trial Run was flagged off by Hon’ble Ministers including Meenakshi Lekhi, Member of Parliament - New Delhi and Chairperson – NDMC; Faggan Singh Kulaste, Union Minister of State in the Ministry of Steel and General BipinSingh Rawat, Chief of Defence Staff (PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, YSM, SM, VSM, ADC) among other senior dignitaries from the government.
The trial run conducted by #NHforEV2020aims to test the viability of Yamuna Expressway as an e-corridor for public EV transit. The trial run primarily focuses on the charging infrastructure as well as roadside assistance services along the popular tourist route.
Commenting on the launch of the EV Tech Trial Run from Delhi to Agra, Rajeev Chaba, President and Managing Director, MG Motor India, said “We are proud to participate in the first-ever tech trial run from Delhi to Agra with the ZS EV. With its commendable range of 340 kilometers on a single charge, vehicles such as ZS EV are ideal for Delhi-Agra commutes. We would like to thank #NHforEV2020 for bringing together senior government leaders, EV players, and local supply chainstakeholders to nurture and build the EV ecosystem in India. We believe that charging infrastructure across India’s national highways will create the right awareness among consumers and help solve the range-relatedconcerns. At MG, we feel proud to have pioneered the EV ecosystem in India with a robust 5-way charging network. We are also actively forging partnerships with key charging enablers such as Tata Power and Exicom to further expand the EV ecosystem of India.”