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Facelifts For The MG Astor And ZS EV Have Been Unveiled For International Markets

The SUVs have a fully new front fascia, as well as redesigned front bumpers and headlamps.

For overseas markets, MG has debuted the facelifted ZS EV and Astor SUV. Both models have significant stylistic modifications in the front and slight tweaks in the sides and back, closely mirroring the MG VS hybrid SUV now on the market in Thailand. However, there is no information on when these models would be available in India. Facelifts for the ZS EV and Astor include a revised grille and headlights. Powertrains are expected to remain the same as in present models.

In comparison to the current MG ZS EV and Astor, the facelifted models have a completely new front fascia, including a redesigned front grille and headlamps. The new front bumper has a distinct diamond pattern and large intakes on the sides. Except for the redesigned alloy wheels, both models have the same profile. The ZS EV and Astor facelifts are also relatively unchanged at the back.

The engine specs of the facelifted ZS EV and Astor are yet to be revealed, but both are based on the Thailand-spec VS, which is powered by a hybrid powertrain. However, it is likely that the ZS EV facelift would retain the present car's 50.3kWh battery pack, which delivers a stated range of 461km. It will also most likely be powered by the same 176hp and 280Nm front-axle-mounted electric motor.

The Astor facelift, like the ZS EV facelift, will keep the 110hp, 144Nm, 1.5-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine and the 140hp, 220Nm, 1.3-litre three-cylinder turbo-petrol engine. The carmaker is preparing to launch the Hector facelift in India next month. In addition, MG will launch the Air compact city car, its second electric vehicle in the market after the ZS EV.


In India, there will be 25 electric automobiles on the road by 2023. The BMW i7, Tata Tigor EV, Mercedes-Benz EQB, Hyundai Ioniq 5, and BYD Atto 3 are well-known electric vehicles.

The least expensive electric automobile in India is the Hyundai Ioniq 5. Hyundai Ioniq 5’s starting on-road price in Delhi is 44.95 Lakh, and it can seat 5 people. The Hyundai Ioniq 5, whose on-road price in Delhi begins at 44.95 Lakh, is India’s most expensive electric vehicle. 

Any motor vehicle must be operated with a valid driver’s licence. Electric cars are no different. Driving a car without one is prohibited on public roads.

You do not need a driver’s licence to operate an electric two-wheeler with a top speed of up to 25 km/h and a power output of up to 250 watts, though. Students, youths, retirees, and others favour these automobiles because they don’t need to be registered.

All vehicles registered after April 1st, 2019, must have an HSRP by the rules related to the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989. (High-Security Registration Plate). This registration can only be obtained from government agencies, enabling them to keep an exhaustive database of all vehicles and deter theft.

Electric vehicles are now exempt from paying costs for a registration certificate, according to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH).

All EV owners should be happy about this recent move because they won’t have to pay anything to insure or renew their EVs. More electric vehicles are anticipated to be promoted in India as a result of these adjustments to registration fees.

Additionally, the government exempted owners of electric vehicles from paying road charges. As a result, owners of electric cars will undoubtedly benefit by saving money. According to studies, owning an electric vehicle can significantly save your vehicle expenses.


Public charging is the term for outside-the-home charging, which is an essential addition to inside-the-home charging. The sole subject of this article is public charging. Interoperability between charging stations and electric vehicles produced by various automakers is made possible by the standardisation of public charging infrastructure. 

1. Bharat EV Charger AC001 for AC Charging.
2. Bharat EV Charger DC001 for DC Charging.

Note: Slow, fast, rapid, and super-quick charging can cause confusion because there is no standard definition for each category. So, according to Bharat EV standards, charging choices are categorised according to the quantifiable standard of power rating.

Yes. According to the law, every vehicle, including gasoline, diesel, compressed natural gas (CNG), and electric cars, must have at least a third-party insurance policy. Financial fines may result from not having your electric car insured under this mandated coverage. However, this plan does not protect the insured vehicle in case of damage. Therefore, it is advised to choose the Comprehensive Insurance Policy because it provides both Own Damage (OD) coverage and Third-Party Insurance Plan benefits.

Aside from factors like location, model variation, and EV age, the cost of the vehicle determines the price of all motor insurance plans. You may assess the cost of insurance for electric vehicles by using the car insurance premium calculator for more information.

According to how much electricity is used as a fuel, there are three main categories of electric vehicles (EVs): battery electric vehicles (BEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs).