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Old 28th July 2020, 18:55   #1
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Default MG 5 electric estate.

MG has announced that it will soon launch a new, compact pure-electric estate in the UK called the MG 5 EV. Itís due to reach UK showrooms later this year, with a maximum claimed range of 214 miles and an expected price-tag of around £25,000 after the governmentís plug-in car grant has been applied.

https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/electr...214-mile-range
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Old 23rd September 2020, 18:28   #2
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I've just read the reviews. Looks good as a budget or entry level car. At the price it's actually very tempting!

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MGM may have pulled a blinder with this car. For companies and business users looking for an electric workhouse it's ideal being cheap, nondescript and practical.
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MGM may have pulled a blinder with this car. For companies and business users looking for an electric workhouse it's ideal being cheap, nondescript and practical.
With a range of EVís at vastly inflated prices, they may well have done. At some point the manufacturers need to make them accessible to the masses.
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£25,000 I would rather go buy two more Ford Capri's.

All these new MG's really shouldn't carry the MG badge, but I guess I'm just being an old grump.

EV's are still overpriced, wait for Dacia to release their EV next year (2021), affordable for many is the idea.

I drive a Dacia Stepway (shame on me), but their first EV will be a mini SUV sized Renault clone, it will certainly put the cat amongst the pigeons in the electric car market.
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It makes you think there is going to be sudden drop in new prices once a few more manufacturers get their act together.
Coupled with new battery technology about to be launched it means todayís EVís are already out of date or behind the times. That will do used values no favours too.
Iíve just seen a very smart Ford Transit 18 plate with 6 seats. Ticks more boxes than the EV at the moment.
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The success of the ZS and ZS EV in the compact crossover has been a huge boost for MGM.
However, I personally think the majority of ZS owners are Motability customers attracted by the low cost and bang for buck.
The MG5 EV is aimed at fleet and BIK customers.

Their downfall is the lack of sports styling, MG heritage and pedigree. There’s nothing in the line up to excite anyone and I feel that they’re scoring an own goal in keeping the line up sterile and bland.
Good value yes, but beyond boring
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On another site I go to I see the reports from MGM ZS etc owners. Early corrosion, crunchy gearbox, overlean/ emission control running probs. Admittedly many people only come to forums for help and to moan, but it would make me think twice.

Bearing in mine our cars are 15+ years old, how long will the battery on a EV last and will it be upgradeable? Iíve read EVs are like laptops, obsolete and chuck away after a few years. Howís that sustainable?
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Iíve read EVs are like laptops, obsolete and chuck away after a few years. Howís that sustainable?

It wouldn't be sustainable, if what you read was accurate. Thankfully it isn't.
EVs produced for the past several years are still going strong, and the ones produced today will last even longer. Even a 10 year old Nissan Leaf, which had much poorer battery management than more recent alternatives, can still be used as a local daily runabout.

If/when an EV battery degrades to 70% of original capacity - usually deemed to be the "end of usable life" - it can still be repurposed for domestic or commercial power storage. These things hold their value and are much sought after - in fact, it can be more expensive to buy used cells than the cost of buying a new one. A battery from the earliest Nissan Leaf would still be able to completely run my house for two days solid even if it was degraded to 50% of its original capacity.
Alternatively, you can always do an aftermarket upgrade - see here:
https://www.irishevowners.ie/rangeth...r-irish-leafs/


The MG looks like a good ownership proposition - just a pity it's so boring to look at!
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