MG ZS is now the cheapest EV in Australia, AUD 41k, cheaper than Nissan Leaf

Arif · Nov 26, 2020 01:00 PM

MG ZS is now the cheapest EV in Australia, AUD 41k, cheaper than Nissan Leaf 01

The MG ZS EV has been seen a few times in Malaysia. We ‘re really hoping to see more of them soon. While electric car enthusiasts are still waiting for it in Malaysia, MG Australia has launched the MG ZS EV at a lower-than-expected price.

MG ZS is now the cheapest EV in Australia, AUD 41k, cheaper than Nissan Leaf 02

MG Motor Australia’s CEO says it was MG’s vision to make EVs available for everyone at an affordable price. In Australia, the MG ZS EV will cost you AUD 40,900 (before on road costs) or AUD 43,900 (driveaway).

MG ZS is now the cheapest EV in Australia, AUD 41k, cheaper than Nissan Leaf 03

For context, other electric cars in Australia like the Hyundai Ioniq Electric start at AUD 48,970 and the Nissan Leaf start at AUD 49,990. It is also way cheaper than the Hyundai Kona Electric which fetches a price of AUD 60,740. Of course, the Kona offers more power, torque, and range.

MG ZS is now the cheapest EV in Australia, AUD 41k, cheaper than Nissan Leaf 04

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While maintenance availability is a friction for EV adopters in Malaysia (parallel imports), the MG ZS EV  in Asutralia gets 5 years/unlimited mileage warranty with road side assistance. Scheduled maintenance is required every 10,000 km/12 months.

MG ZS is now the cheapest EV in Australia, AUD 41k, cheaper than Nissan Leaf 01

The batteries on the MG ZS EV are covered by an 8-year/160,000 km warranty. 

Compared to ICE cars, the MG ZS EV is not as cheap. Both Honda CR-V and Honda HR-V are cheaper than the MG ZS EV at AUD 39,329 and AUD 29,380 respectively.

MG ZS is now the cheapest EV in Australia, AUD 41k, cheaper than Nissan Leaf 02

What specs does Australia get in the MG ZS EV?

We’ve listed that for you here:

MG ZS EV specs
Battery capacity 44.5 kWh
Range 335 km (NEDC); 263 km (WLTP)
AC Charging 6.6 kW
DC Fast Charging 76 kW
Total power 142 PS
Total torque 353 Nm
0-100 km/h 8.2 seconds
Drivetrain Front-wheel-drive

We’re still waiting on the MG ZS EV in Malaysia and hope for it to be affordable just like it is in Australia.

MG ZS is now the cheapest EV in Australia, AUD 41k, cheaper than Nissan Leaf 03

Thailand and Indonesia have taken some bold steps toward electrification and perhaps Malaysia should too.

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Arif

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Previously an engineer in an automotive manufacturing company and a highway concessionaire. A part-time research student on biofuels and diesel engines. Obsessed with vehicle electrification and the future of transportation.

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