Article By Richard Aucock

MG introduces new long-range MG5 EV

Longer-range MG5 EV is capable of 250 miles between charges – for a great-value on-the-road price of £26,495

MG claims its new longer-range MG5 EV offers the highest ‘range per £’ of any EV currently on sale.

The new long-range variant can do 250 miles between charges, yet the firm has still capped prices to a competitive £26,495 after the Plug-in Car Grant.

It joins the existing MG5 EV estate, which has a range of 214 miles, and costs from £25,095.

What’s more, the long range model’s 61.1kWh battery is also able to use 100kW rapid chargers, giving 80% recharges in just 40 minutes.

Using the more commonplace 50kW rapid chargers gives 80% range in an hour.

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Described as Europe’s first EV estate car at its launch in October 2020, the MG5 EV has already proven popular, with growing numbers becoming available on the secondhand marketplace as well.

The longer-range version is set to broaden its appeal yet further – and the EV credentials of the MG brand itself.

In combination with the ZS EV and HS Plug-in Hybrid, electrified models make up a third of MG’s UK sales.

It is Britain’s fourth most popular new EV brand.

David Pugh, MG Motor marketing director, said: “With MG5 EV we’ve already proven that there’s huge demand for a sensibly priced all-electric station wagon and it has proven hugely popular with fleet and retail customers alike since its debut in autumn 2020.

“With the new longer-range model, we’re offering MG customers even greater value and flexibility from their EVs.”

MG adds the MG5 EV is expected to prove particularly popular with company car drivers, thanks to preferential BIK tax rates in 2021/22 and 2022/23.

“There are multiple reasons why MG5 EV is the ideal fleet car,” says Geraint Isaac, national fleet sales manager for MG Motor.

“Whether it’s for multi-drop urban work, private hire, ride hailing or commuting to and from an office or to visit clients, MG5 EV’s combination of range, efficiency and ultra-low fleet running costs make it a very difficult prospect to ignore.”

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