MG Motor India has announced that it has participated in the first-ever EV trial run between Delhi and Agra with ZS EV. Launched as part of the Government of India’s mission to put more EVs on the road by 2020, the #NHforEV2020 Tech Trial Run was flagged off by Hon’ble ministers comprising Meenakshi Lekhi, Member of Parliament - New Delhi and Chairperson – NDMC; Faggan Singh Kulaste, Union Minister of State in the Ministry of Steel and General Bipin Singh Rawat, Chief of Defence Staff (PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, YSM, SM, VSM, ADC) among other senior dignitaries from the government.
The trial run conducted by #NHforEV2020 and organized by Advanced Services for Social and Administrative Reforms (ASSAR) under the Ease of Doing Business programme, Delhi- Agra (Yamuna Expressway) and Delhi-Jaipur National Highway are being developed as e- corridors with charging stations for electric vehicles along the popular tourist route.
Commenting on the launch of the EV Tech Trial Run from Delhi to Agra, Rajeev Chaba, President, and Managing Director, MG Motor India, said “We are proud to participate in the first-ever tech trial run from Delhi to Agra with the ZS EV. With its commendable range of 340 kilometers on a single charge, vehicles such as ZS EV are ideal for Delhi-Agra commutes. We would like to thank #NHforEV2020 for bringing together senior government leaders, EV players, and local supply chain stakeholders to encourage and build the EV ecosystem in India. We believe that charging infrastructure across India’s national highways will create the right cognizance among consumers and help solve the range-related concerns. At MG, we feel proud to have pioneered the EV ecosystem in India with a robust 5-way charging network. We are also actively forging partnerships with key charging enablers such as Tata Power and Exicom to further expand the EV ecosystem of India.”