The first electric offering from MG to hit the UK, the MG ZS EV is well-liked for good reason. The car comprises MG’s commitment to being user-friendly and affordable, with the updated Long Range version having the range to take you to the office, on the school run, and away for the weekend without recharging. All in all, this car is an excellent introduction to EVs, and what it lacks in flashy wow-factor it more than makes up for in practicality and comfort.

Try MG ZS EV on subscription

We have the MG ZS Trophy Long Range and the MG ZS SE Long Range available today with an elmo EV subscription. Our packages include:

  • Electric car hire
  • Comprehensive insurance
  • Maintenance and servicing
  • Breakdown cover

Feel free to change your mind with an elmo subscription, thanks to the monthly rolling contract after the first 60 days. Subscribe today to have your chosen car parked in your driveway in just over a week (subject to availability). 

MG ZS Trophy vs MG ZS SE

The MG ZS comes with the option of two trims – the SE and the Trophy. Both trim levels give you the same family-focused comfort and useability, with easy-to-use controls, access to the MG iSmart app and clever keyless entry.

For the Trophy trim of the MG ZS, accessories and upgrades are the main allure, though none are so huge that they drastically impact the pricing. If you do opt for the Trophy you can expect upgraded seating, rain sensing wipers and a panoramic roof, on top of all of the excellent features included with the SE.

Here’s a summary of the key features per trim:

Driving tech
Interior comforts
MG ZS EV SE Long Range
MG Pilot driver assistance (Adaptive cruise control, active emergency braking and lane keep assist) with digital driver display and 360 degree parking camera
10.1" touchscreen with Android Auto & Apple CarPlay, automatic air-conditioning, leather steering wheel and 5x USB ports
MG ZS EV Trophy Long Range
+ blind spot detection, rain sensing wipers and heated door mirrors
+ 2x extra speakers, leather style upholstery, panoramic roof, electric leather heated front seats and wireless phone charger

MG ZS range and charging info

The charging port on the front of an MG ZS EV

Whether you prefer the Trophy or the SE, both trims available on subscription are the Long Range versions, with a 73kWh battery and a real-world range of 225 miles. As per usual, the charging ports are Type 2 and CCS, and a max charging speed of 94kW means that you can get from 10-80% charge in 37 minutes.

Charging electric cars might seem daunting if you’ve not owned an EV before, but whether you’re looking to install a charging point at home, or get by on public chargers, it’s one of the first areas where you’ll see the convenience and cost-effectiveness of switching to an EV.

MG ZS interior

The front interior of an MG ZS EV

With a push-button start and an Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatible 10.1” central touchscreen, the MG ZS’s interior is focused towards easy interactions and comfortable travel. There are also five USB ports included as standard, to keep a family’s worth of devices firing.

MG EVs are known for being spacious, and the ZS is no exception. The MG ZS’s boot capacity is particularly impressive, with 470 litres of seats-up boot space, and 1,100 when the seats are down.

MG ZS exterior

Relatively sleek by EV standards, while the majority of MG ZS’s accessories are confined to the interior, the outside of the vehicle isn’t half bad either. Available in two colours, with an integrated front grille, one of the things the MG ZS does nicely is keep the charging port discrete. It might not score points in uniqueness when it comes to its looks, but its classic SUV shape combined with thoughtful features such as follow me home headlights make it a very well-rounded EV.

MG ZS key features

  • MG Pilot driver assist system
  • Active emergency braking
  • Adaptive cruise control and lane keep assist
  • 360 degree all-around parking camera with reversing sensors
  • Panoramic sunroof (Trophy)
  • Fast charging

Lease vs Subscription

Let’s compare MG ZS EV prices on leasing versus subscription.

MG ZS EV with elmo cube
MG ZS EV Trophy Long Range

* Compared against leading lease deals at 10,000 miles a year.
** Split monthly over 36 months.
*** Lease vs elmo comparison guideline only. May vary depending on model.

Is the MG ZS right for you?

An MG ZS EV parked on a street in the UK

At its core, the MG ZS is the perfect family-friendly EV for anyone looking to make the switch to electric while on a budget. It’s spacious and safe, with accessories that are focused on smooth journeys and not just showing off. 

Like the sound of that?

Book an MG ZS for just a minimum of 60 days on elmoFlex or save each month with our 12-month elmoSave subscription package. Give us 30 days’ notice to end your subscription after your minimum term, or swap to a new car. The choice is yours! 


Why is the MG ZS so cheap?

Even by EV standards the MG ZS is considered cheap – likely because while it’s an accomplished all-rounder, there aren’t any specific areas in which it excels. This ‘jack of all trades’ quality keeps the price of the MG ZS down – a price that is made even more accessible via subscription.

Does the MG ZS EV come with a charging cable?

Yes it does. All MG ZS’s come with a Type 2 charging cable.

How to charge an MG ZS EV

Once you’ve gotten to grips with the different types of chargers and ports, charging your EV is as easy as plugging in any other electronic device. When charging from home, your charging sessions can be controlled remotely via your smartphone – and you don’t technically need a charging point installed to do so. You can charge an EV via a standard plug, though this may take longer than is convenient.

If charging on the go, the elmoCharge card you receive upon subscription can help you to charge effortlessly at over 20,000 charging points and pay for your charging sessions through your elmo account.

Are MG ZS EVs reliable?

Yes! In fact, the MG ZS was named the most reliable in the 2022 What Car? Reliability Survey

Does the MG ZS EV have an app?

You can control many of the MG ZS’s functions through the MG iSMART app, such as preheating your car or reminding yourself where you’ve parked. You can also use the app to find your nearest charging points.

Does the MG ZS have a sunroof?

The Trophy trim MG ZS comes with a panoramic sunroof that makes the car feel relaxingly light and open.

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