MG Air EV launch in India 2023 – Cheapest Electric Car
MG had earlier talked about an affordable electric car MG Air EV India, and according to the latest development, the automaker has confirmed that it will be the MG Air EV. Positioned as an urban commuter, the MG is confirmed to launch in 2023.
MG Air EV :
MG Motor has confirmed that the small, two-door Air EV will be launched in India early next year. A preview at the upcoming Auto Expo 2023 is therefore highly likely. The MG Air EV will be positioned as the brand’s entry-level offering in India.
Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming MG Air EV in terms of design, battery specifications, and more
MG Air EV – Design and features :
The MG Air EV will be based on the Ulling Air EV, which is on sale in Indonesia. It will be substantially modified for the Indian market, and when launched here, it will likely retain the boxy design with futuristic details.
The two-door electric car will be smaller than the Maruti Suzuki Alto, with a length of under three meters and a wheelbase measuring 2,010 mm. When launched in India early next year, the MG Air EV will be the carmaker’s entry-level offering.
Although small, the MG Air EV will offer a spacious interior in keeping with the car’s dimensions. The MG Air EV gets a large touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity, a digital instrument cluster, and soft-touch content on higher variants.
MG Air EV – Battery & Range :
The Air EV will have a battery pack capacity of around 20kWh to 25kWh, offering a real-world driving range of 150km. Power output can stand at around 40hp with a single motor, front-wheel-drive setup.
The 25 kWh battery pack can be fully charged in 5 hours using a 6.6 kW AC charger, while the MG can also offer fast charging capabilities.
The Air EV’s battery pack will be sourced locally from Tata AutoComp, which has a joint venture with Chinese battery supplier Gotion for the design, manufacturing, supply, and service of battery packs in India. It will also use LFP cells, similar to those seen in the popular Nexon EV sold here.
MG Air EV – Price :
MG Air EV prices will start around Rs 10 lakh. Launching a two-door EV at this price point is a bold move, but this radical-looking EV might just click with those looking for a very compact and efficient city runner.