MG Motor India has partnered with Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) in order to promote skill development in the electric vehicle component industry. ACMA will use the MG ZS EV for studying so that it can educate and foster skill development in the EV component industry. It will work in tandem with IIT Sonipat to further its research on the deployment of electric vehicles in urban India. Previously, MG had formed an alliance with IIT Delhi – Center for Automotive Research and Tribology (CART) for similar research.
Commenting on the announcement, Rajeev Chaba, MG Motor India (President and MD), said, “MG Motor and ACMA will collaboratively add value to the EV component industry by imparting education and skill development to create a future-ready workforce. The alliance is also aligned with MG’s vision of CASE mobility, learning & skill development, and overall commitment to strengthening the EV ecosystem.” The British brand had recently announced that it will launch an all-new electric SUV in the Indian market in a price range of Rs 10-15 Lakhs. It will be based on a global platform but customized for India. The new MG electric SUV will go on sale by the end of next financial year.
Sunjay J Kapur, President, ACMA said “We are grateful to MG Motor for providing us with this opportunity. A future-ready workforce for manufacturing electric vehicles is the need of the hour and this collaboration will help the auto component makers in upskilling themselves and remaining relevant.” The association is in line with MG’s vision to support and develop the ecosystem for the electric vehicle. The company will localize a lot of parts for its next EV which would include battery assembly, motors and localisation of other parts. As for MG ZS, it is available in two variants priced at Rs 21 Lakhs and Rs 24.68 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, Delhi) in the country.