MG ZS EV Become Pakistan’s First Ever Locally Mass Produced Electric Car

As the government pushes for the normalization of Electric Vehicles (EV), MG Pakistan, a joint venture between JW-SEZ Group and SAIC motors, is prepping to take the lead on EVs in Pakistan.

Commenting on Pakistan’s pursuit for EVs, MG Pakistan’s poster boy, Javed Afridi said that the automaker introduced a dedicated lineup of Pakistan-assembled EVs to the market. The company’s stakeholder revealed that Pakistan’s first locally assembled EV is MG ZS EV.

According to Javed Afridi, although the Pakistani market has its petrol-powered version as a CBU, the fully green version is assembled alongside it at the local facility in Lahore. The company announced that local assembly line has been set up in Lahore.

It features a 44.5 kWh battery that powers an electric motor mounted over the front axle, which generates 140 hp and 350 Nm of torque. Its price has been set at Rs. 6.85 million, which is Rs. 2.75 million more than the price of its petrol-powered version.