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There's A New MG ZS EV Standard Range Model

The MG ZS EV Standard Range model is priced from £27,495 after the Plug-in Car Grant – all variants of the ZS EV Standard Range are eligible for the recently reduced £1,500 grant as they come in below the new, lower £32,000 price cap. The ZS EV Standard Range price is £2,000 less than the Long Range model.

The Standard Range model has a 51.1kWh battery (6.6kWh larger than the outgoing 44.5kWh model), which has an official combined WLTP driving range of 198 miles, compared to 273 miles for the Long Range model.

Standard and Long Range versions of the MG ZS EV have the same electric motor but, perhaps surprisingly, due to the different operating voltage of the different battery sizes, the Standard Range version has a higher power output of 176hp (130kw) compared to 154hp for the Long Range model.

The MG ZS EV Standard Range model can charge at up to 100kW, allowing it to be replenished from 10% to 80% in just 36 minutes at a rapid charger. Despite the MG ZS EV having an SUV body style, it’s just front-wheel drive rather than four-wheel drive. Trim levels are the same as the Long Range model: SE, Trophy and Trophy Connect.

The first deliveries of the MG ZS EV Standard Range cars are due to arrive in the UK in February.

MG currently offers six models in the UK including three plug-in cars – the all-electric MG ZS EV and MG5 EV Estate, and the MG HS Plug-in Hybrid. An electric MG sports car is also due, the Cyberster.