MG testing Roewe ERX5 and E100 EVs in India
Morris Garages (MG) motors, the iconic British car maker has started testing electric vehicles (EV) in India. MG motors is now owned by SAIC Motor Corp Ltd. Basically, there are two EV’s undergoing testing in Halol district of Gujarat.
Rajeev Chaba, President and Managing Director, MG Motor India said “We have started testing some EV options in some regions of western India to gauge the range and suitability of the vehicles in different driving and climatic conditions,”
MG is testing Roewe eRX5 SUV (sports utility vehicle) and the SAIC E100 mini car. We would like to tell you that MG Motor and Roewe are a part of the Chinese SAIC group. eRX5, fully electric mid-size SUV measures 4,554 mm in length, 1,855 mm in width, 1,719 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,700 mm. Producing 114 BHP and 255 Nm of torque by a 48.3 kWh lithium battery has an impressive 425 km range which can be charged up to 80% in 40 minutes.
The SAIC E100 is two-door city car that can accommodate 2 adults with a 1600 mm wheelbase. A lithium-ion battery and an electric motor, which generates 39 BHP and 110 Nm of peak torque, power the E100. It has a claimed top speed of 100 km/h and maximum range is 155 km on a single charge. Re-charging the battery takes 7.5 hours.
SAIC has invested $300 billion on the development of dense batteries, plug-in hybrid, fuel cell vehicles and EV. SAIC will share its technical know how to MG. MG plans to invest INR 5,000 crores over the next six years in India.
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