At the MOVE Global Mobility
Summit 2018 held in New Delhi on September 7 and 8, 2018, Prime Minister Narendra
Modi visited the MG Motor India pavilion. The company owned by China’s SAIC Motor
Corporation had displayed the MG ERX5. The car boasts of an industry best range
of 425 kilometers on a single charge. Besides, the car charges in 45-60 minutes
with use of a fast charger.
The Prime Minister also met Chen
Zhixin, President, SAIC Motor Corp. and Rajeev Chaba, President & Managing
Director, MG Motor India. Zhixin announced that MG Motors India, SAIC’s fully
owned subsidiary, is planning to invest over USD 500 Million (Rs 3605 crore at
current rates) in the country by 2020. He stated this at the MOVE Global
Mobility Summit organised by Niti Aayog.
It was on June 5, 2017 that
SAIC Motor, China’s largest automaker, had launched the Roewe ERX5, the world’s
first electric internet-connected SUV, along with a “YunOS Auto map for
charging” in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, setting a new milestone in the
intelligent connected vehicle industry. MG Motor and Roewe are a part of SAIC
This SUV was seen earlier this
year being tested in India. The company confirmed that the vehicle is being
tested here. It also tested the SAIC E100, a two-door micro-mini that rides on
a wheelbase of 1,600 mm. It is a city car that can accommodate 2 passengers. It
is powered by a lithium-ion battery and an electric motor that develops 39bhp
with 110Nm of peak torque.
Equipped with a cutting-edge
internet-connected system, the Roewe ERX5 delivers a smarter driving
experience. Meanwhile, the new model offers various applications, such as
Alipay, voice control, remote control and smart navigation, making travel more
The vehicle has a maximum
range of 425 kilometers and the battery can charge up to 80 percent in 40
minutes. Its battery was developed based on the UL2580 standard and now meets
the IP67 standard. Also, the Roewe ERX5 is the first of its kind that
guarantees battery quality for the first eight years or 200,000 kilometers. The
vehicle’s 85kW-electric engine, Electronic Differential System (EDS) and
maximum torque of 255 Nms, combine to create a green driving experience.
Besides, the 10.4-inch
touchscreen, 12.3-inch full LCD virtual instrument panel, electric parking
system, independent air purifier, panoramic sunroof, Lane Departure Warning
(LDW), Forward-collision Warning (FCW) and leather seats, bring the ease and
comfort of higher-specification vehicles to this SUV.
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