GHK Motors recently announced its first delivery of MG ZS EV full electric SUV to Berakas Power Company (BPC).
BPC has chosen the MG ZS EV as their choice of Electric Vehicle (EV).
The MG ZS EV, produced by SAIC China is a fully electric SUV based on the successful MG ZS that was introduced in the Brunei market in 2019.
It is one of the top selling and affordable full electric vehicles (EV) in the UK, Australia and China.
Electric vehicles is one of the initiatives of the Brunei National Climate Change Policy (BNCCP) towards a low carbon and climate resilient country.
Beside eliminating the use of fossil fuel, the electric car also has no exhaust emission and heat source to reduce particle, fume and gaseous pollution.
Users of electric cars are doing its personal or corporate social responsibility to lower their carbon footprint and contribute towards our national aspiration on zero carbon emission.
Smart and sustainable
The MG ZS EV combines MG’s contemporary design with state-of- the-art EV technology for motorists who want to drive smarter and, above all, more sustainably.
The ZS EV is powered by a strong 143 hp (105 kW) PMS electric motor, which, combined with the 44.5 kWh lithium-ion-battery, results in an action radius of 263 km (WLTP).
The combination produces a maximum torque of 353 Nm, enabling rapid acceleration from 0-50 km/h in 3.1 seconds.
The battery pack is liquid cooled, which further improves the efficiency and allows you to charge the versatile urban SUV from 0-80% in just 40 minutes with a fast charger.
At home, the MG ZS EV can easily be charged overnight (8 hours) with the type 2 CCS charger plug supplied and be ready to go for a new sustainable day.
Moreover, the regenerative, 3-level braking system ensures that the MG ZS EV uses all the energy.
The battery pack is certified for safety and water and dust resistance. Moreover, the pack is reinforced with a bar and covered with a cast aluminum frame, which protects against scratches, water spray and potholes in the road surface.
Comfort, room and luxury
No concessions are made in terms of comfort, efficiency or sportiness. The interior is tastefully finished in ultra-soft, luxurious materials.
Not only that, the 8-inch touch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto satisfies all digital requirements. DAB Radio, keyless entry and satellite navigation are an added bonus.
The automatic transmission, which can be set to Eco, Normal or Sport mode, adds dynamic and ensures a smooth driving style.
Thanks to its generous dimensions, the MG ZS EV is also highly suitable as a family SUV. The interior space is unparalleled for a B-segment SUV and, at 448 litres, the baggage space is substantial. The split folding rear seats enable you to expand this to 1,116 litres (DPA).
Add to this the 75kg loading space on the car roof and the special storage space in the entire passenger space. The MG ZS EV can also be fitted with a bicycle carrier. Maximum tow bar load is 75 kg.
*Safety with 5-star Euro NCAP rating and driver assistance systems *
Above all, the MG ZS EV is a safe car. Following a series of extensive tests and trials, the European safety body, Euro NCAP, awarded the MG, as the first B-segment SUV, with high scores for the various safety features, resulting in the highest possible score of 5 stars.
What’s more, the MG ZS EV chassis has an energy-absorbing, high-quality steel cage.
The safety rating not only shows that the MG ZS EV performs well in the Euro NCAP crash tests; it also reflects the safety features the MG ZS EV provides. The MG ZS EV offers an extensive list of intelligent driver assistance systems that considerably reduce risks while driving.
The MG Pilot system integrates driver assistance functions such as ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control), LDW (Lane Departure Warning), AEB Cyclist Detection (automatic emergency brake to protect pedestrians and cyclists) and L2 automatic driver assistance technology.
Visit the MG showroom at the Sumbangshih Bahagia to find out more about the MG ZS EV, or follow them on instagram, Facebook at @mgmotorbruneu for further information.
This article was first published on 25 December 2021 in our Weekly E-Paper issue 173 | More stories here
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