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glynhudson
MG eZS Support

I'm keen to help with adding support for the MG eZS. Is anyone else interested? Has anyone got access or an order placed for an MG eZS? Getting access to the car for testing will be the main issue. Please contact me if interested, financial support may be available to help with development.

It looks like a rather interesting EV, Saic Chinese built with a decent battery size and very competitive price.

There is a lot of excitement regarding the launch of this EV in the UK, pre-orders have sold out. In Europe (unlike in Asia) the MG eZS is not due to come with mobile app support, there is a lot of people keen to add third party OVMS app support.

https://mg.co.uk/mg-zs-electric/

highheels
MG ZS

Hi Glyn,

I have one reserved and I am very interested in getting OVMS running with it. I've no idea when I'll have it but happy to test on it so throw my name into the hat if you need any testing doing. I'm assuming it can be done remotely and no risk to the car itself? :)

glynhudson
progress so far...

Mike Abbott has been making good progress obtaining CAN access and starting the process of reverse decoding the MG eZS working towards adding OVMS support. Here is his progress so far, help with decoding is much appreciated, please get involved if you're interested:

Write up of work done so far:
https://www.ruralelectricsystems.com/morris-reverse-engineering-mg

CAN ID Decoding spreadsheet
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1cs_8YQVGERspQiPMMY5yFpfLYoyH7UEP...

Captured logs:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1kDKXQ16qzaEfDEueMquFHN56qHOnI3_j

Gateway module pinout:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1G00gL3riW5w8HCd-Nwp30EphJW_JDmI382Tb...

bradbunyard
OBD port can fd?

Looking at the obd decoding work done so far, the data rate switch from 500 to 800 observed looks like that might be a CAN FD frame?

BarryH
MG ZS EV Support

Hi Glyn Yes I'm interested. Seems that this is another manufacture which deems it not to be a requirement in the UK!

My ZS EV isn't due for delivery due to trim and colour combo until end of Feb 2020. I let go my eNiro when delivered this month in favour of sticking with the MG alternative only to realise later when reading the Manual pdf how much which is standard EV equipment is just not there in the ZS EV. Things like timed charging and preconditioning or even running the HVAC when in a Rapid charge bay!

Hopefully, there will be third party support for not only monitoring but activation within the next few months because there will be an awful lot of these ZS EVs out there on the roads in the next 6 to 12 months.

McCririe
Help to get ovum’s support

I should be getting my car by 10 Jan 2020
What will you need ?

Maiklasss
Any update on mg zs ev

Any update on mg zs ev

Doug
Hi, I started a new thread

Hi, I started a new thread for the MG ZS EV before I realised you'd already started one :-). My car arrives tomorrow (31st Jan) and again I'm very keen to help with getting OVMS ported. I've ordered my OVMS hardware, which should arrive in the next week, so I'll be all set to start testing :-)

arturyux
MG ZS EV

Hi All

Just wondering if there are people working on MG support. Have received one just 2 weeks ago, could possibly help. Let me know shell i buy a device and what extras i would need.

Many Thanks
Artur

speculatrix
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willing to help

Is there some way I can help? I have an OBD2 bluetooth adaptor, and I can connect a Raspberry Pi to it and log data.

I tried with TorquePro on android app and it only seemed to get two measurements and both entirely wrong (speed and revs).

arturyux
Launch

Launch Diag software or X431PRO with complete database 2017/2018 onwards (including CHINESE CARS - in our case MG (SAIC)) will let You to scan/control body ECU, restrains, HVAC and some other stuff - this means You can open/close windows, turn on/off HVAC, adjust fan speed and temperature or have value reading from these units. This means that we could potentially have a device/software (OVMS) talking to the car and controlling some functions - only thing we need to use right communication protocol and send the right request to the right ECU. As i had only Launch/X431PRO S3 with database til summer 2019, i could not talk to BMU (battery management unit) as MG ZS EV was non officially existing at that moment.

markwj
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That sounds very promising.

That sounds very promising. It will most likely be an OBDII style request-response poll.

If you use an OBDII T or Y cable, connecting both OVMS and your diagnostic tool at the same time, you should be able to log the requests/responses (so long as they are over CAN bus).

arturyux
MG BMU SCAN

arturyux
MG BMU SCAN

Hi ALL

This picture proves that newer version of software i mentioned previously is working perfectly well over main OBDII connector. Still have not received OBDII Y cable splitter so can not take any logs live using my OVMS yet. I'm not a software developer so any help with rest of it once have logs is welcome.

 

Many Thanks

Artur

 

Shane
Hi Artur,

Hi Artur,

I would love to know what hardware and software you using to see the live BMS info, just about to place an order for the OVMS unit 

Shane

Shane
Hi all I now have a ovms unit

Hi all I now have a ovms unit and is connected successfully to my MG 

has anyone having any luck getting data from the car into the app yet?

Shams
I would like to connect my MG to my phone, how can it be done?

I would like to connect my MG to my phone, how can it be done? 

tbuaron
I trust you programmers, waiting for an update from you

Hope you crack this canbus :-)

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