Chargepoint manufacturer Pod Point has struck a three-year preferred supplier deal with MG Motor UK. The deal coincides with the arrival of the ZS EV, the carmaker’s first full battery electric vehicle (BEV).
Pricing for the MG ZS EV Excite model starts at £28,495 before the Government’s plug-in car grant (PICG).
Daniel Gregorious, head of sales and marketing at MG Motor UK, said: “We’re pleased to confirm our partnership with Pod Point as we commence deliveries of the ZS EV to the UK.
“We were impressed with the quality of Pod Point’s smart homechargers and the company’s dedication to excellent customer service.”
MG offered to match the PICG for the first 2,000 reservations following the launch of the ZS in July, bringing the price down to just £21,995.
More than 2,000 pre-orders were taken for the ZS in just two months following the launch, which prompted MG to extend the PICG matching offer to an additional 1,000 customers.
The first 1,000 ZS customers are also set to benefit from the installation of a free homecharger, which has been included within the cost of the car. Deliveries to the UK commenced last week.
The MG ZS is a family friendly EV with a 44.5kWh battery, which is capable of up to 163 miles on a single charge.
Erik Fairbairn, Pod Point CEO and founder, said: “The launch of the ZS EV has generated an enormous amount of interest from the EV community who are always excited by the launch of a new mid-range model with excellent features. We’re delighted to be working with MG Motor UK as a preferred chargepoint supplier.”
Pod Point was founded in 2009 by Fairbairn. Since its inception, it has sold more than 60,000 chargepoints in the UK and Norway and the company is an official chargepoint supplier for other major car brands including Jaguar Land Rover, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Volkswagen, Volvo, Hyundai, Renault, Citroen, Audi, Peugeot and Kia Motors.
Pod Point’s products range from smart domestic chargepoints to 350kW high power rapid chargers and load balancing systems.
Along with consumers, it works with a broad range of organisations to offer workplace, residential and commercial charging solutions.
Its customers include major retailers, service stations, hotels, restaurants and transport hubs.