MG Electric Cars
We have a range of electric cars from MG available on our all inclusive monthly subscription model. Read on for more info on our range and MG’s history in the EV space.
Why you should drive an MG electric car
If you’re looking to make the switch to an electric car but hoping not to break the bank, an MG might be just what you’re after. A relative newcomer to the EV scene, MG prides itself on providing affordable and reliable cars, now with all the advantages of driving electric.
Our range of MG electric cars
How long has MG been producing EVs?
MG was founded by Cecil Kimber in the 1920s following the success of Morris Garages, an Oxford-based retail and service centre. Known for producing quality sports cars, popular MG models include the MGB, the MG TC, the MG3, and the MGF/TF.
Ownership of the MG brand has changed hands many times over the years, including Morris Motors Ltd, BLMC, and most recently SAIC.
In 2005 it was the purchase by Chinese firm SAIC (who were known as Nanjing Automobile Group at the time) which breathed a new lease of life into the brand and allowed MG production to continue after a several-year pause following receivership.
Today, MG is enjoying success more than it ever has before, with 2021 being their best year ever due to more than 30,000 sales in the UK. This is, in part, thanks to MG’s introduction of its first fully electric cars.
MG Electric Cars Range
MG have something for everyone when it comes to their electric cars, from the MG5 EV estate car and MG ZS electric SUV, to their new all-electric MG4 hatchback.
The MG ZS EV was MG’s first UK release into the EV market and has been voted DrivingElectric’s Car of the Year 2022. The MG ZS EV comes in two battery sizes (51kWh Standard Range or 73kWh Long Range) with two specifications: ‘SE’ and the slightly upgraded ‘Trophy’. Both trims give you MG’s updated MG Pilot driver assist system, with Active Emergency Braking as standard. The ‘Trophy’ trim also offers Blind Spot Detection and will actively steer the car back into lane should you start to veer off course.
The MG5 is another great value for money option. A spacious 5-door electric estate with 464 litres of boot space, extending to 1456 litres with rear seats folded. It also offers all the gadgets (SatNav, Apple CarPlay) to be expected from a modern EV, as well as powerful acceleration and decent range (209 miles for the long range model).
The MG4 EV — MG’s latest offering — is one of the cheapest electric cars available. Though don’t be fooled, the MG4 has lots to offer. The battery will take you up to 281 miles on a full charge, the interior is spacious and standard equipment includes adaptive cruise control and ability to turn the MG4 into a mobile three-pin plug socket.
The MG4 line-up is also expected to grow, with an extended range model offering over 320 miles on a full charge. There is also a plan for a performance-focused model offering 0-62mph in less than 4 seconds.
Why driving an EV is great
There are plenty of reasons why driving an electric car is great, and benefits not only you as the driver, but also the environment.
While MG produces great petrol and diesel cars, the benefits of an EV mean they’re the perfect choice for drivers looking to make the switch to electric:
- There are far fewer moving parts in an EV, which means maintaining them is cheaper and there’s less that can potentially go wrong
- Charging an EV is quick and simple – by using a rapid charge point, you can charge your EV’s battery to 80% in as little as 20 minutes
- EVs are far kinder to the environment, and by using green energy to charge the battery they can be completely carbon neutral after manufacture
- Compared to petrol and diesel, the cost of charging an EV is considerably cheaper than a tank of fuel
Why MG produces excellent EVs
In the UK, MG electric cars have only been available since 2019, however, it’s cementing itself as a favourite and is one of the country’s fastest-growing car brands.
In just a few short years, MG has made improvements and updates, meaning its EVs should be a serious consideration for anyone looking to make the move to electric.
Here are five reasons why you should consider driving an MG EV:
1. They’re fantastic value for money
While it’s true that EVs are more expensive than their petrol and diesel counterparts, running an MG EV is far cheaper. And MG produces some of the most affordable EVs on the market, with prices starting at under £28k, or £479 per month on an elmo all-inclusive subscription. On top of that, EVs are exempt from road tax, don’t have to pay congestion charges, and can park for free in many public car parks.
2. They’re sleek and modern
MG’s designs have come on in leaps and bounds over the years, and their EVs are just as stylish – and arguably more so – than others. They’re modern, sleek, and trendy, with callbacks to their supercars.
3. They have great range
One of the advancements made to MG ZS EVs since launch is the upgraded battery. While early models had a range of around 150 miles, this has now been bumped up to 198 miles. And thanks to the introduction of the 72kWh battery (compared to 51.1kWh as standard) the long range version boasts a range of up to 273 miles on a single charge. This gives the ZS EV the best range of any electric car available for under £30k.
4. There’s bags of space
With a spacious interior, a sunroof, and huge boot space, MG EVs don’t compromise – and have the same amount of space as their petrol counterparts. They make for a great option for growing families who value space.
5. They have plenty of technology as standard
EVs are known for coming equipped with plenty of advanced technology, including feature-laden infotainment centres. Despite the reasonable price tag, MG is still generous with the tech they pack into their EVs. Including parking cameras, touch screens, and keyless entry, there’s plenty to keep tech lovers happy.
MG EVs on subscription
While the cost of buying an MG EV is reasonable, it still requires a large deposit, which can prevent eager drivers from taking home an MG of their own.
However, an alternative to buying is an MG subscription through elmo.
An elmo electric car subscription includes insurance, service, MOT, and breakdown cover costs, meaning driving a MG EV of your own is more affordable than ever.
Why an EV by MG?
MG EVs are sleek, modern, and offer great range – all for a highly affordable price. An MG EV is a great introduction to the EV world.
Which MG EV is right for you?
The MG5 Excite and Exclusive models are roomy estate electric cars with great range, while the ZS EV is a roomy SUV which offers plenty of tech as standard, and is great value for money.