MG Australia selling electric vehicle chargers at dealerships

MG Motor Australia has revealed a range of electric vehicle (EV) chargers that are available to purchase now at more than 85 of its dealerships around Australia.

Called the MG ChargeHub, the EV charger is available in two different capacities – a 7kW single-phase version and an 11kW three-phase configuration.

MG says the 7kW ChargeHub is capable of recharging an EV with a 44.5kWh battery in a quarter of the time it takes with the emergency cable supplied with the car, which MG says is roughly 19 hours.

The 11kW ChargeHub on the other hand is suited for homes and businesses equipped with three-phase power.

Prices for the ChargeHub models are $1990 and $2090, respectively, and both come with a Type 2 plug.

The ChargeHub isn’t just limited to MG’s electrified vehicles like the ZS EV, or HS Plus EV, but is compatible with all Type 2 port-equipped EVs. It also has Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) 1.6J.

Either wall- or pedestal-mountable, the compact ChargeHub includes an integrated five-metre cable that wraps around the unit. It also has an RGB LED ring light around the Type 2 plug cradle to indicate the charging status.

The ChargeHub is weather-resistant and can therefore be installed outside.

In order to make the ChargeHub work, there are two supplied RFID cards that provide security to the EV charger and allow you to track the charging. The unit connects to the internet through 4G, Ethernet or wi-fi.

MG Australia has previously said it’ll be supplying up to 3000 of the ChargeHub EV chargers to regional Australian hotels and resorts over the next three years.

CEO Peter Ciao described the move as a “local contribution” aimed at making it easier to take EVs deeper into regional or rural areas.

The ChargeHub EV chargers will be supplied to three-star hotels or resorts, which can apply to be part of the program using an MG Motor Australia web form.

MG isn’t alone in rolling out chargers to businesses like this, as Tesla and Porsche have both invested in networks of destination chargers at hotels, wineries and restaurants around Australia.

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