THE first customer handover of a fully electric MG has taken place.
Richard Jackson, received the keys to his new ZS EV Exclusive in stylish Dynamic Red at Bushey Heath Garage in Hertfordshire. The milestone handover also marked the start of customer deliveries for ZS EV across MG’s 100-strong dealer network.
The car – which has a WLTP-accredited range of 163 miles – was launched to the media in July and sold 2,000 units in the first 60 days of order books opening.
Jonathan O’Donoghue, managing director of Bushey Heath Garage, said: ‘We are thrilled to be able to hand the keys to Mr Jackson’s new ZS EV.
‘We pride ourselves on offering the very best customer service, and our upgraded on-site charging facilities mean that Mr Jackson can utilise our local infrastructure when he requires it.
‘We’re glad to be part of history, delivering the first-ever all-electric MG car, and judging by the customer interest already, there are many more who will be making the switch to electric with MG soon.’
Richard, who lives near Watford and founded Virtronix, which specialises in 3D 360-degree aerial virtual reality experiences and virtual tours, said: ‘We were in the market for a new family car and it had to be electric, but until the ZS EV was announced at the London Motor Show earlier this year, there wasn’t anything at the price point.
‘Coincidentally, we were the first customers to place a deposit for the ZS EV at the show in May, and we are thrilled to take delivery of the very first electric MG.
‘Our ZS EV will serve as our “family workhorse” around town, as well as for transporting tripods and camera equipment to client sites. I’ll also be taking it on a trip to France with my wife and two-year-old daughter soon.
‘I can honestly encourage everyone to simply go and try one, as it will change your perspective on just how good EVs – particularly the ZS EV – are to buy and own.’
Daniel Gregorious, head of sales and marketing for MG Motor UK, said: ‘Everyone at MG would firstly like to welcome Mr Jackson to the MG family and also on becoming the first MG ZS EV owner in the UK.
‘This is a tremendous occasion for the MG brand, as it represents another big milestone in our mid-term growth plan. We’ve made big investments in new technology and we’re proud to be bringing affordable zero-emissions motoring to UK car buyers.’
Pictured: Sales executive David Pearce, left, gives Richard Jackson the keys to his MG ZS EV