The upcoming MG E230 electric car is creating an all-electric, two-door model for launch in early 2023.the EV will be a global product and India will be one of the first few markets to get it.
The upcoming model will expand the company’s electric vehicle portfolio, which, for the time being, includes the facelifted ZS EV. Significantly, the MG has new ambitious cost targets for the new model and is expected to be cheaper than any other electric vehicle currently sold in India.
MG E230 Electric Car :
Electric cars are becoming more popular due to rising fuel prices, environmental concerns and increased incentives. However, due to low production and most importantly, high cost, the adoption of electric cars is much slower than that of electric two-wheelers.
The expected MG EV will be built on the SAIC-GM-Wuling Global Small Electric Vehicle (GSEV) platform, which has already been used in the Chinese market for vehicles including the Bauzun E100, E200, E300, and E300 Plus. Uling Hunguang Mini Ivy. The above mentioned vehicles are small two-door hatchbacks and are very popular in China, which is why the British manufacturer is deciding to bring a vehicle to the Indian coast based on this platform. The Hongguang Mini EV currently sold in China is only 2,917 mm long, 1,493 mm wide and 1,621 mm high, with a wheelbase of 1,940 mm.MG E230 Electric Car
MG E230 Electric Car Design :
Significantly, all of these models are two-door cars – a body style that will also be carried on the India-spec MG EV. Another issue that stands out is that the vehicles have a compact footprint based on the GSEV platform. To put things in perspective, the Hanguang Mini EV extends the tape to just 2,917 mm in length, 1,493 mm in width and 1,621 mm in height, with a wheelbase of 1,940 mm – that is, despite the Hanguang having four seats. These dimensions make the EVT shorter in length than the Maruti Suzuki Alto.MG E230 Electric Car
Given Hong Kong’s incredible success in China, this could be a clear choice for India as well. However, we can confirm that MG is working on another, closely related model for the Indian market – the E230. The E230 shares its GSEV underpinnings with Hongwang, but its wheelbase is longer. This will free up more rear-seat legroom in the car, although it will basically still have a two-door, four-seat form factor.
The carmaker has already teased its upcoming EV for our market. In an official statement last year, Rajiv Chaba, president and managing director of MG Motor India, said the company’s next launch would be an “electric crossover based on a global platform”. He added that the EVT will be launched by the end of the 2023 financial year and will be “customized to range and Indian regulations and customer tastes”.
Hopefully the E230 will be equipped with ABS, EBD, rear parking sensors and dual front airbags. Moreover, the GSEV platform is also capable of incorporating connected vehicle functionality. And with MG focusing heavily on technology in India, hopefully it will load its EV with a fair few features.
The head of the company, Chaba, further stated that the model would be “a mass market EV for all emerging markets, including India”.
MG E230 Electric Car Battery & Range :
The MG is reportedly working on a model called the E230 that shares its underpinnings with the Hong Kong Mini EV, although the E230 will have a larger long wheelbase despite being a two-seater car. It is also speculated that the model will be equipped with a 20kWh battery pack, which will give this EV an estimated range of 150 kilometers. For reference, the Hong Kong Mini EV from China gets a 9.3kWh battery or a 13.9kWh unit. As for the price last year MG revealed that EV in the mass market.
MG E230 Electric Car Price :
For last year’s price, MG revealed that the brand will launch the EV-10 in the wider market for India at a competitive price range of Rs 10 lakh-15 lakh, but reports say that MG may surprise Indian buyers with prices below Rs 10 lakh.