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MG ZS EV vs Tata Nexon EV vs Hyundai Kona | Head2Head

The Indian market has been flooding with electric vehicles from many companies such as MG Motors, Hyundai Motors, Tata Motors and many more. Recently launched MG ZS EV, Hyundai Kona and Tata Nexon EV can be named the top contenders in the list of many electric cars in India. So here is an in-depth comparison of the MG ZS EV vs Tata Nexon EV vs Hyundai Kona Electric. First, let’s see some of the best features each of the EVs has to offer.

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MG ZS EV | India’s first pure electric internet SUV

MG has recently launched its second offering in India, that too a full Electric one. MG ZS EV, claimed to be India’s first pure electric internet SUV by the company, was launched recently in the month of December 2019. MG ZS EV has scored a 5-star rating at the Euro NCAP crash test which makes sure that the EV is safe.

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MG ZS EV Specifications

  • MG ZS EV is powered by an all-electric synchronous motor that delivers a power output of 142.7ps and a maximum torque of 353 Nm. 
  • The electric SUV comes backed with a 44.5 kWh ultra-high-density battery pack which ensures a range of up to 340 kms in a single charge.
  • The SUV is being offered a the official website of MG Motors for booking. It is being offered two trim options, Exclusive and Excite.
  • The SUV has comes loaded with a plethora of safety features such as Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), hill start assist, hill descent control, 6 airbags, Isofix anchorage, seat belt reminders, and many others which ensured the 5-star rating.
  • As for the interior, this MG comes with an elegant luxury inside. The panoramic Sky Roof will ensure you don’t miss any of the views. It’s like having sky by your side while you enjoy your ride with the no-emission car.
  • For all those people who want fresh air inside the cabin, it comes equipped with PM 2.5 filter which will ensure you breathe clean air while you are inside your EV.
  • For the infotainment, ZS EV comes equipped with 20.32cm Touchscreen infotainment system which comes with the i-Smart EV 2.0 which will display essential information regarding the health of the vehicle in front of you.
  • For the charging, the batteries can be juiced up from 0 to 80% in just fifty minutes using the DC fast chargers. There are other options available such as AC fast charger and a 15A portable charger with the car.
  • The company will also offer charge on-the-go. For this Road Side Assistance (RSA) has been introduced by the company in case you run out of charge. The AC Charger will be provided free of cost at will be installed at your home or workplace.

Book Your MG ZS EV here!

Tata Nexon EV | The Made-in-India EV

India’s safest car, Tata Nexon, which scored a 5-star rating at the Global NCAP crash test, has now got an All-Electric variant. Tata Nexon EV which was launched recently, a crossover SUV, has been equipped with the state of the art Ziptron Technology.

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Tata Nexon EV vs MG ZS EV vs Hyundai Kona
Tata Nexon EV

Tata Nexon EV Specifications

  • The claimed range of electric Nexon is more than 300 kms which is backed by a 30.2 kWh Li-ion battery which has an IP67 rating.
  • The car comes equipped with a 3-phase Permanent Magnet Synchronous motor which churns out a power of 129ps and a peak torque of 245 Nm.
  • ZIPTRON technology will ensure consistent performance and durability over a wide range of operating temperatures.
  • For the charging options, You will get either a fast charging option that will pump up the battery from 0% to 80% in just 60 mins and a regular 15A plug-in charging.
  • For safety, the Nexon EV comes equipped with ABS with EBD and Corner Stability Control, Reinforced body structure, Dual airbags, Isofix anchorage, and many more to ensure the safety of the occupants.
  • The Nexton EV comes with connected car feature which will help you stay connected with your EV at any point of time.

Book your very own Tata Nexon EV here.

Hyundai Kona Electric | India’s First All-Electric SUV

Hyundai Motors India launched the country’s first-ever fully electric SUV, Kona Electric in the month of July 2019. 

Tata Nexon EV vs MG ZS EV vs Hyundai Kona
Hyundai Kona Electric

Hyundai Kona Electric Specifications

  • The claimed range of the Kona Electric is 452 kms, highest in the EV segment, for a full charge as certified by ARAI.
  • The EV uses a permanent-magnet synchronous electric motor which gives out a 135.8ps of power.
  • The motor is backed with a 39.2 kWh high-density, liquid-cooled lithium-ion polymer battery.

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  • The electric motor produces a torque of 395Nm which is highest in the EV segment. The EV can go from 0-100 in just 9.7secs.
  • Kona Electric’s battery can be charged from 0% to 80% in just 57 mins with a DC fast charger, Other options such as AC fast charger and portable charger are also available.
  • In the safety arena, the car comes equipped with 6 airbags, Isofix, vehicle stability management, hill-start assist control, and electronic stability control. The virtual engine sound system ensures that the vulnerable pedestrians are aware when a Kona is near them.

Book Your Hyundai Kona Electric Here!

MG ZS EV vs Hyundai Kona Electric vs Tata Nexon EV | The Ultimate Comparison

Now let’s compare the three EVs side by side to have a better understanding of which is better. The EVs have been compared for the features that are essential for a comfortable and efficient ride. All the data below has been taken from the official websites of the respective brands. 

Features↓ MG ZS EV Hyundai Kona Electric Tata Nexon EV
Power Output (ps) 142.7 135.8 129
Peak Torque (Nm) 353 395 245
Driving Range (Kms) 340 452 300+
0-100 kmph (secs) 8.5 9.7 9.9
Battery (kWh) 44.5 39.2 30.2
Minimum 0% to 80% Charging Time (mins) 50  57 60
AirBags 6 6 2 (Front)
Isofix YES  YES  YES
  • Power Output: It’s clear from the above comparison that the MG ZS EV tops the power output churning a 142.7 ps of output from the motor.
  • Peak Torque: The Hyundai Kona beats the other two by a good margin with a peak torque of 395Nm.
  • Range: The Kona Electric beats every other car in the segment with the highest claimed range of 452 kms.
  • Acceleration: MG ZS EV again takes over the other two competitors as it takes just 8.5 seconds for the EV to reach 100 kmph from nothing.
  • Battery: MG ZS EV gets the biggest as it boasts a 44.5kWh battery but then also lacks behind Kona Electric when it comes to range.
  • Charging Time: MG ZS EV gets juiced up from 0% to 80% in just 50 mins when charged with a DC fast charger. Kona Electric is just behind taking 57 mins for the same. Tata Nexon EV takes nearly 1 hour of charging time.
  • Airbags: This is where things have gone off against Tata Nexon EV as it has got just two airbags in comparison to the MG ZS EV and Hyundai Kona Electric which have got 6 airbags each.

But, what is the price you pay?

Yes, we have not done the main comparison yet, how much is each EV gonna cost? What dent will each make on the pockets of customers.

  • The Tata Nexon is the cheapest of them all as the Made-in-India EV s quoted with a starting price of ₹15 lacs. The top model may cost nearly close to ₹18-19 lacs. 
  • The MG ZS EV comes second with a price tag of nearly ₹20 lakhs for the base variant though the official price is yet to be revealed by the company. 
  • The Hyundai Kona Electric is the costliest among the three, priced at ₹23.72lacs for the base model. 

MG ZS EV vs Hyundai Kona Electric vs Tata Nexon EV | The final verdict

Now, the time has come for me to give a verdict. It’s time we choose one of the best electric cars in India. 

  • If you want to spend less and are ready to sacrifice a few safety features, then Tata Nexon EV is a perfect choice. As the Tata Power is installing various charging stations across the country in association with Tata Motors, you can expect to have charging on-the-go.
  • If you are looking for a better range in your EV and are ready to spend a good amount, you must go for Hyundai Kona Electric as the car boasts the highest claimed range of 452 kms from all the available electric cars in India. But there is plenty of room for improvement in Kona Electric yet.
  • My vote goes to MG ZS EV as the internet car has got everything from a decent range to highest power output at a very decent price. The car also has plenty of features to appeal to the eyes of the customers. It may be noted that MG ZS EV is the only car in the segment to have the Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) which essentially helps to improve the efficiency of the vehicle.

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We have laid down the detailed comparison of the best offered electric cars in India for you to make your choice easier. The infrastructure of EV charging is also improving rapidly and the Government is also promoting EV sales by providing various incentives and concessions on a new EV purchase. Will EV be your next vehicle? Let us know in the comments below.

Ritvik Gupta
Ritvik Gupta
Ex-Technical Content Developer at GoMechanic | Automobile enthusiast with a knack to decode it for everyone | Automobile Engineer by passion



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