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2021 MG ZS EV: Australia’s cheapest electric car price rises after the introduction of tax incentives

Australia’s cheapest electric car, the MG ZS EV, has gone up in price by $1000 – from $43,990 to $44,990 drive-away – after most state governments began offering generous tax incentives on electric vehicles of up to $3000. Authorities in NSW, Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory now offer taxpayer-funded benefits such as free or reduced stamp duty on electric cars or, in some cases, cash-back offers...

Electric vehicle sales on track to overtake last year's total by June

Sales of electric vehicles in Australia are on track to eclipse 2020 figures by the middle of this year, according to latest data from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI). A total of 1255 electric vehicles have been reported as sold to the end of April, a 128.4 per cent increase over the same period last year...

Europcar adds fully-electric MG ZS EV to rental fleet

Australia’s most affordable electric car – the MG ZS EV SUV – will now be available to rent, courtesy of Europcar. From next week, customers will have access to the electric ZS in Melbourne. According to MG, its primary goal is to give consumers the opportunity to properly test drive an electric vehicle (EV)...

Electric vehicle sales have doubled so far this year

Official new car sales data released today shows 558 electric vehicles were reported as sold during January and February of 2021, an increase of 105.1 per cent over the same months last year. The increase could be higher if Tesla sales were included in official data. Although Tesla has been selling cars in Australia since 2014, it does not provide monthly sales updates...

MG ZS EV gets five-star ANCAP safety rating

The MG ZS electric SUV has been awarded a five-star safety rating by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) – even though the petrol equivalent on which it is based has a four-star score. The electric MG is yet to be tested locally; the appraisal is based on 2019 results from the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP)...

Australia’s state-based approach to electric vehicles is nonsense

Hot on the heels of MG releasing Australia’s most affordable pure electric car – the 43-grand drive-away ZS EV – two states did exactly what you’d expect blinkered governments to do. They proposed an ill-thought-out and poorly planned new tax. MG isn’t the only one either. Tesla has been plugging away in this country for years now, with little incentive other than its own to buy the product...

2021 MG ZS EV price and specs: $43,990 drive-away pricing announced

UPDATE, November 12, 2020: CarAdvice's first drive review of the 2021 MG ZS EV is now live. Read and watch it here. UPDATE, November 10 2020: The new 2021 MG ZS EV will be offered in Australia from a lower-than-expected $40,990 before on-road costs, with a national drive-away price of $43,990...

2020 MG ZS EV priced from $46,990 drive-away

MG Australia has announced a pre-sale offer for its first electric vehicle – the ZS EV – priced from $46,990 drive-away for the first 100 orders. Available to pre-order now in Australia, the ZS EV is powered by a 105kW/353Nm electric motor on the front axle, hooked up to a 44.5kWh water-cooled lithium-ion battery pack...

2019 MG ZS EV priced for the UK

MG’s UK division has announced pricing for the electric ZS EV small SUV, ahead of first deliveries on Her Majesty’s island in September. British customers will be able to choose from two trim levels, Excite and Exclusive. Including the £3500 government EV grant, prices start from £24,995 ($44,325) for the former Excite, and £26,995 ($47,872) for the latter Exclusive...