Gurgaon: MG Motor India, a British automobile brand with a 99-year-old legacy, has joined forces with IONAGE, a prominent eMobility Service Provider, to strengthen destination charging infrastructure across India, thus encouraging intercity travel by EVs. The partnership was officially announced with the inauguration of 10 destination charging stations across Lucknow, Trivandrum and Cochin, marking the beginning of a transformative partnership towards sustainable mobility.
In this collaboration, MG Motor will leverage IONAGE’s advanced e-mobility platform to provide seamless access to EV owners of MG Charge points. Electric vehicle owners will enjoy the convenience of using the IONAGE App, which enables effortless access to charging stations, efficient planning of EV journeys, and easy vehicle charging at these MG Charge facilities.
“We are delighted to partner with IONAGE in our pursuit to create a robust EV infrastructure in India. This collaboration represents our endeavours to empower EV owners and operators with a seamless charging experience. The collaboration also reaffirms MG Motor India’s commitment to supporting promising startups like IONAGE working within the EV charging ecosystem,” shared, Gaurav Gupta, Deputy Managing Director, MG Motor India.
MG Charge is an industry-first initiative by any original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to empower destinations like hotels, residential societies, public locations, and corporates to embrace green transportation and future-proof their property and communities.
Speaking about the collaboration,Vimal Kumar, CEO, IONAGE, said, “We are excited to partner with a tech-driven, futuristic brand like MG and expand our footprints to destination properties. The IONAGE platform will also serve as a smart mobility assistant for Electric Car Operators and Owners, offering a seamless, intelligent, and emission-free driving and transactional experience. As the transition to electric mobility accelerates, both companies are committed to leading the way and enabling a greener and more sustainable future.”
The strategic partnership will give a further boost to MG Motor India’s plan to install 1000 EV chargers in 1000 days across the country under its MG Charge program. Together, MG Motor India and IONAGE aim to work towards the faster adoption of electric vehicles in the country.
About MG Motor India:
Founded in the UK in 1924, Morris Garages vehicles were world-famous for their sports cars, roadsters, and cabriolet series. MG vehicles were much sought after by many celebrities, including the British Prime Ministers and even the British Royal Family, for their styling, elegance, and spirited performance. The MG Car Club, set up in 1930 at Abingdon in the UK, has thousands of loyal fans, making it one of the world’s largest clubs for a car brand. MG has evolved into a modern, futuristic, and innovative brand over the last 99 years.
MG Motor India’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Halol, Gujarat, has an annual production capacity of 1,20,000 vehicles and 3,000 employees. Driven by its vision of CASE (Connected, Autonomous, Shared, and Electric) mobility, the cutting-edge automaker has augmented across-the-board ‘experiences’ within the automobile segment today. It has introduced several ‘firsts’ in India, including India’s first Internet SUV – MG Hector, India’s first Pure Electric Internet SUV – MG ZS EV, India’s first Autonomous (Level 1) Premium SUV – MG Gloster, Astor- India’s first SUV with personal AI assistant and Autonomous (Level 2) technology and MG Comet EV – The Smart Urban Electric Vehicle.
IONAGE, founded in September 2021, is an eMobility service provider that empowers businesses to initiate an EV charging venture and discover market demand, while additionally doubling up as a smart mobility assistant for Electric Car Operators and Owners, to help experience a seamless, smart and friction-free driving and transactional experience.