The MG ZS EV shows how easy it is for the average car owner to live with an electric vehicle in Singapore
Can the average Singaporean live with an electric vehicle (EV) here? If the EV in question is the MG ZS EV, then the answer is a firm yes.
With its great driving range, and fast charging capabilities, the MG ZS EV proves that driving an EV in Singapore can be an easy and fuss-free experience.
EVs are the best choice for climate-friendly future mobility, and the EV environment has made great leaps and bounds since the first models were first launched. Driving an EV today is no longer the hassle it once was, and with a concerted push from the authorities here toward the adoption of EVs here, EV ownership is fast becoming a realistic option for many motorists here now.
When the first EVs arrived in Singapore around a decade ago, range anxiety was a genuine concern. Early EVs offered a limited driving range, often less than 200km on a full charge. It meant that those EVs were only suitable for short distance journeys, and had to be recharged fairly often.
In addition, EV charging infrastructure in Singapore back then was relatively lacking, which compounded the issue further. Public charging stations were few and far between, and if there was no access to home charging, then an EV driver would have had difficulties finding a place to charge up his vehicle in Singapore.
But the situation has improved significantly in recent years, and such problems are now much less of an issue. Today’s EVs offer a longer driving range, allowing drivers to go even further. The MG ZS EV, for instance, offers up to 335km of range on a single charge, which is more than enough for up to a week’s worth of driving for the average Singaporean driver.
At the same time, the charging infrastructure for EVs in Singapore has also grown substantially, in tandem with the increasing popularity of EVs here. There are now over 1,800 public charging stations in Singapore currently, and the country aims to expand that number to 60,000 by 2030, which will ensure that an EV driver will always have easy access to a public charger here.
As such, electric car charging stations would soon be commonly found in many commercial developments, such as shopping malls, industrial buildings, and even petrol stations. In the near future, there would be even more charging stations available in residential areas in Singapore, including condominiums and HDB estates.
But you don’t necessarily need to charge your EV at home or at work to have it fit into your lifestyle. The MG ZS EV offers fast charging capability, allowing you to gain 80 percent of charge in just 40 minutes, which is more than enough to last for a week of driving.
And with more charging stations being introduced at public places such as shopping malls and places of interest, owning an EV will just keep getting easier. Simply plug it in while you’re shopping or dining out, and you’ll return to a car with more than enough juice to go for another week.
Driving an EV like the MG ZS EV offers a unique experience. With no internal combustion engine powering the car, the MG ZS EV offers zero emissions motoring, ensuring that there are no harmful pollutants being emitted. Without an engine running, the ZS EV is also extremely quiet while on the move, giving you a peaceful and comfortable ride.
The MG ZS EV is also more economical to own in the long run, with its lower running costs. With fewer moving parts, the overall maintenance costs are much less than an equivalent car with an internal combustion engine (ICE). At the same time, electricity costs are more affordable than petrol, which means you pay less to drive the ZS EV as compared to a regular ICE car.
And yet, the ZS EV is able to deliver a premium experience, with its panoramic sunroof giving it an upmarket cabin ambience. Its 353Nm of instant torque on tap from its electric drivetrain setup also offers an exhilarating driving experience that’s sporty and dynamic.
The MG ZS EV is Singapore’s best-selling EV, and it demonstrates that Singaporeans are now embracing the EV lifestyle. With the great improvements in EV technology, as well as the fast-growing EV charging network in Singapore, driving an EV here is no longer cause for anxiety or worry.