UP to 3,000 EV charging stations, a new warranty offering, drive-away pricing and a new major sports sponsorship are among a raft of ambitious plans announced by MG for 2022 and beyond.
Over the next three years, up to 1,000 locations will be provided with electric vehicle charging stations. With up to 3,000 units on offer, the infrastructure will support local businesses across Australia, including hotels and resorts.
The new EV charging network – based on MG’s Aurora charge hub – will be donated to operators. These chargers will enhance each venue’s customer experience, but will also reassure electric vehicle owners that they can drive around Australia with ease.
The Chinese car maker will also rebrand its electric vehicles in Australia and New Zealand, with all future models that feature hybrid powertrains to use ‘Plus EV’ as the variant designator, helping to simplify the naming structure across its wider model line-up.
This means, with immediate effect, the current HS Plug-In Hybrid becomes the HS Plus EV. The MG ZS EV model name remains unchanged however. A more value focused version of the HS hybrid offering is set to be announced soon.
On the back of the support for the EV market, MG has confirmed a range-wide 7-year warranty and 7-year roadside assistance package, and the introduction of transparent drive-away pricing.
To take effect from 1 December, the latter initiative will mean the advertised price is all the customer will pay for their vehicle. In addition, MG will build on its partnerships with the NBL, Port Adelaide AFL club, and the Melbourne Stars men’s and women’s big bash teams.
The marque will also become the new naming rights partner for netball’s ANZ Premiership champions, the Auckland-based Northern Mystics, who will now be known as the MG Mystics.
The NZ team also joins international Premier League partner Liverpool FC, with a fleet of MGs to transport the team around New Zealand in safety and style, meeting the fans who follow and participate in the country’s most popular female sport.