BluSmart buys 500 MG ZS EVs to expand its EV ride-hailing service in India
BluSmart, a leading EV ride-hailing service and EV charging superhub infrastructure operator has ordered 500 units of the MG ZS EV, India’s first pure-electric internet SUV.
Earlier, BluSmart raised $42 million in fresh funding in May 2023, including $37 million in equity funding and $5 million in venture debt. Also, the funding had participation from the firm’s existing investors, including BP Ventures, and BluSmart plans to expand its fleet of 3,500 EVs to about 10,000 in FY24
Speaking about the order, Gaurav Gupta, Deputy Managing Director, MG Motor India, said, “We are happy to join forces with BluSmart on our collective mission towards faster adoption of sustainable mobility. This order of ZS EV SUVs not only demonstrates BluSmart’s confidence in our commitment to electric mobility but also reflects our shared vision of creating a robust EV ecosystem in India.”
Anmol Singh Jaggi, Co-Founder and CEO, BluSmart, said, “Our partnership with MG Motor India comes at an important milestone as we rapidly expand our operations in Delhi NCR and Bengaluru. The addition of 500 MG ZS EVs expands our premium fleet, enabling us to cater to more consumers and encourage their transition to electric mobility. This partnership exemplifies our shared commitment to revolutionize and decarbonize mobility in the country, and we are ecstatic to join forces with the exceptional team at MG Motor.”
The ZS EV has the segment’s largest 50.3kWH advanced technology battery, which can travel 461 kilometers on a single charge and meets global safety standards.
The ZS EV’s powerful motor produces best-in-class power of 176PS and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 8.5 seconds.
The flagship electric SUV features a prismatic cell battery with a high energy density that improves range and life.
Customers have praised the MG ZS EV for its advanced features, impressive range, and appealing design, and it has quickly gained popularity across the country.
Content Credit: ET Auto