The MG ZS EV is genuinely enjoyable to drive and anyone who experiences the effortless acceleration the first time becomes an instant convert. An advantage of a powerful electric motor is, if you need to perform a quick overtake, there’s no need to wait for a downshift or being in the engine’s powerband.


  • One of the most sorted EVs in India! Drive it and you’ll be a convert
  • A well-built car with good interiors
  • Green image & zero tailpipe emissions appeal to the environmentally conscious
  • Fast performance and excellent mid-range. 0-100 km/h run of 8.5 seconds is enjoyable
  • Selectable regenerative braking and drive modes help you extract maximum performance or efficiency, as needed
  • Range is adequate for urban commuting as well as road-trips to nearby destinations
  • Low running costs & cheaper long-term maintenance (as is the case with all EVs)
  • An excellent city car. Smooth driving experience, easy to drive, very chuckable
  • 5 year / unlimited km warranty, 5 labour-free services & 8 year / 150,000 km battery warranty
  • Features such as the panoramic sunroof, cruise control, Bluetooth key, connected car tech & more
  • International model got a 5-star Euro NCAP rating. Safety kit includes 6 airbags, blind spot monitoring, ESP, HSA, TPMS etc.


  • Expensive! Even after subsidies, EVs carry a huge price premium over ICE cars. You’re paying for the tech & being an early adopter
  • The very similar & arguably more practical MG Astor is 8 – 12 lakhs cheaper
  • Needs a charging point installed at your home parking. This is not doable for many people
  • Lack of charging infrastructure & ~350 km range limits long-distance / highway usability
  • Firm ride quality means you always feel the road, especially with the recommended 41 PSI tyre pressure
  • Long “full tank” charging times in comparison with an ICE car. Overnight charging is best
  • Missing features such as ventilated seats, auto-dimming IRVM, steering reach adjustment, ADAS tech (which Astor gets), wireless Android Auto / CarPlay…
  • Size & interior quality are more comparable to a Creta than other 28-30 lakh rupee cars
  • The rear seat is better suited to 2 adults & a kid, not 3 adults
  • 6-speaker sound system is ordinary for the price. Subwoofer conspicuous by its absence
  • Lower Excite variant is currently unavailable. It is cheaper by ~4-lakh rupees

Read Team-BHP’s detailed MG ZS EV Facelift Review.

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