Over 1,000 EVs registered in Thailand in 2020, MG ZS EV more popular than Tesla

Arif · Apr 27, 2021 11:30 AM

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A total of 1,056 pure EVs have been registered in Thailand in 2020, with the bulk of the EVs coming from MG.

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Headlight Magazine reports that leading the sales scoreboard is the MG ZS EV with a total of 824 units registered, contributing to 78.03% of the total number of EVs registered.

The MG ZS EV is an affordable all-electric SUV that starts at a price of 1,190,000 baht (RM 155,354).

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Also Read: Thailand to ban sale of combustion engines by 2035, aiming to be EV manufacturing hub

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Built on an ICE platform, a single electric motor (143 PS/350 Nm) powers the front wheels. The MG ZS EV is equipped with a 45-kWh battery providing 337 km of range (NEDC).

Trailing behind the affordable MG ZS EV is the Tesla Model 3 with 86 units registered and the Nissan Leaf with 54 units registered.

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Luxury EVS like the Porsche Taycan managed 15 units while the Jaguar i-Pace managed 10 units.

Also Read: Porsche Taycan launched in Thailand - costs over RM 1.5 million

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Below is a list all EV models registered in Thailand in 2020:

Thailand EVs registered in 2020
Vehicle Units registered
MG ZS EV 824
Tesla Model 3 86
Nissan Leaf 54
Audi e-tron 30
Porsche Taycan 15
Tesla Model X 11
Mini Cooper SE 11
Jaguar i-Pace 10
Hyundai Kona Electric 8
Kia Soul EV 4
BMW i3s 2
Hyundai Ioniq EV 1

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Over in Malaysia, the Nissan Leaf, Mini Cooper SE, and Porsche Taycan have an official presence. More affordable EVs like the MG ZS EV have yet to make it to our shores.
 

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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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