MG delivers affordable electric motoring for the masses with its new ZS EV, bringing a whole new chapter to the firm's long history.

MG Motor U.K. announces its entry into the zero-emissions vehicle market with what it claims is the first truly affordable, family-friendly electric car.

With 262km of range, the MG ZS EV will deliver affordable zero-emissions motoring for the whole family The MG ZS EV has been designed to bring EV technology to a wider audience than ever before and adds an exciting new chapter in the MG story.

The ZS EV is MG's most high-tech car ever, setting new standards of specification and delivering exceptional value for money.

The car will combine the spacious and practical design of the original ZS with a clean, efficient and dynamic electric powertrain.

With a combined Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure certified range of 262km and frequent rapid charging capability, families can now enjoy the freedom to go anywhere in an electric car.

The ZS EV features an intelligently packaged and water-cooled 44.5kWh lithium-ion battery pack, fed to a front-mounted electric motor which delivers 141bhp of power and 353Nm of instant torque. Water-cooling will manage the battery temperature and allow frequent rapid charging and optimum range whatever the weather.

The MG ZS EV's clever packaging means that there is no compromise on cabin space against the regular ZS MG's ingenious packaging positions the battery pack underneath the car, meaning that there's no compromise in cabin or storage space.

This also results in a low centre of gravity, making the ZS EV agile and dynamic through corners.

Both the car's internal and external styling elements make the ZS EV feel reassuringly MG. The ZS EV sports the latest evolution of MG's distinctive star-rider grille which perfectly frames the famous octagonal logo.

The ZS EV also majors on interior space, making it ideal for busy families and those who value practicality. Boasting some of the most generous shoulder, leg and headroom in its class, the ZS EV also features a substantial, full-sized boot. With hidden storage areas, a split-level boot and practical features to keep items secure on the move, ZS EV can handle bikes, pushchairs, luggage and bulky loads with no trouble.

In the cabin, a panoramic, sliding Sky Roof offers uninterrupted access to the sunshine above, creating a bright and airy experience for the whole family.