MG Motors will increase the production of ZS EV from March: Rajeev Chaba

NEW DELHI: Morris Garages (India) Motors plans to increase production of ZS EV In order to deliver 500 units a month at the end of March, an official said outside the launch of the electric SUV here Thursday.

“The reserves have exceeded our expectations and now we are going to review our supply chain. It will take a while because many things come from abroad. We expect to deliver 500 cars by the end of March. Initially we target 200 cars a month. But now, we need to reconsider and increase production by 200-300 units. Rajeev Chaba , president and CEO, MG Motor India, told TOI. READ ALSO | MG ZS EV debuted in India in two variants — Excite and Exclusive — at Rs 20.88 lakh and Rs 23.58 lakh (ex-showroom) respectively. MG ZS EV is set to rival Hyundai Kona EV and Tata Nexon EV.

“There are two different types of customers. 80% of our reservations come from buyers of personal users and are likely to opt for the exclusive variant because, anyway, these buyers are high-level customers. However, there are some fleet providers of new age mobility solutions that are interested in electric vehicles that opt ​​for the lowest variant (Excite), ”said Chaba.

MG Motors India had earlier in 2019 said that EVs are not a mass segment in India as of now and initially and it is looking at selling 2,000-3,000 units per annum. However, the carmakers received over 2,700 pre-launch bookings in five cities: Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Hyderabad. Interestingly, the bookings of ZS EV was more than the total number of electric cars sold in India in 2019.

MG Motors will also increase the production of its successful Hector SUV from the second quarter of 2020. We currently manufacture 2,500-3,000 Hector units per month. It is a pain for us that we are running out of inventory. The company is aiming to produce 4,000 units as of April, Chaba added.