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MG hopes to electrify Thai market with its new MG EP station wagon

Nov 28. 2020
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By THE NATION

Automaker MG launched its new electric vehicle, the MG EP station wagon, on Thursday with the aim of penetrating Thailand’s family market.

Pongsak Lertrudeewattanavong, vice president of MG Sales (Thailand), said even though station wagons are not very popular in Thailand, he believes this model will be more widely accepted.

He said the back seats of the EP can be folded to create extra space, plus the model’s new 50.3 kilowatt battery can have the car running for 380 kilometres once fully charged. The MG EP also offers three driving modes, namely normal, eco and sport.

Pongsak added that the MG EP is imported under the zero-tax privilege based on the Asean-China free trade agreement. The price of the vehicle will be announced in the 2020 Motor Expo, which will be held at IMPACT Muang Thong Thani from December 2 to 13.

MG has been an important player in the Thai electric vehicle (EV) market, launching the MG ZS EV last year, which boosted the brand’s EV market share to over 90 per cent.

Pongsak said the EV market in Thailand will expand even though the market size is small. One problem Thai consumers face is the lack of charging stations, especially when travelling long distance.

MG plans to build 100 charging stations within this year and another 500 in 2021.

The British automaker MG, known for its sleek sports cars, was bought by a Chinese company in 2005.

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