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Old 10th May 2021, 10:23   #101
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I went with 6mm2 SWA cable.

I should have elaborated more, As edwardmk said a 10mm cable would definitely future proof your installation and if you're charging to 100% on a daily basis then yes 10mm cable would be better. But for my own personal use the 6mm2 SWA was adequate enough.


We don't do high mileage or use the car everyday, I've only used the 32A/7kw option on this adjustable charger once to make sure it was working OK. I'm only charging the car twice a month and I just use the 16A option which is plenty fast enough for our use. I was initially going to go with a 16A charger but this 10A,16A,20A,24A,32A adjustable charger worked out cheaper to buy.
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Old 22nd May 2021, 14:19   #102
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As these MG/Roewe BEV's in Europe & UK cannot use the remote i-smart app due to data protection laws there are some apps available that give you more details/functions as to what is going on other than the dashboard readouts.
I bought a OBD diagnostic scanner & the Nissan Leaf Spy app years ago when I was looking into getting a Leaf but it never came about.










There are a couple of apps on Google play store so I downloaded the Car scanner pro & it paired up straight away with bluetooth to the scanner tool I wasn't expecting it to as it's over 5 years old but hey oh it works.
It's on charge at the minute but I'll have a better look at the app & customise it later.


This is just a one screen example.



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This MG ZS ev has been averaging 4.2-4.3 miles/Km which I'm really happy with for this crossover vehicle. I've been sorting out the bluetooth scanner on my mobile phone for real time accurate readings of the battery SOC (state of charge) among dozens of other sensor reading.When the dashboard reads 100% charged it's actually 96.8% which is the upper buffer limit.



If you're planning on running the battery down to the wire this scanner tool will give you a lot more accuracy as to the charge left in the battery.









I believe when it goes in for service the software update will reduce the 455.2 V down to 450V to make a bigger buffer so as to let the braking regen put power back into the battery straightaway instead of waiting until the battery is depleted a little from a 100% charge.


I'm still only charging the battery to 75-80% which is the sweet spot if you're not using the car everyday, Not good letting a 100% charged ev sit for days.
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Well the AEB (active emergency braking) works well! It's the first time I've encountered it. As I slowing up to the traffic lights some clown decided to change lanes directly in front of me no indicator & the auto AEB kicked it and stopped the car dead without me touching he brake pedal
It makes a weird juddering ABS noise as there's no vacuum on these cars, Damn clever dicky if you ask me.
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How reliable are you finding these cars?

I have just read What Cars owners reliability survey report of electric and hybrid cars. They list the top ten and the worst bottom three. The top 10 all have a very high reliability score in the high 90% and all look very good with only minor faults recorded and easy quick repairs. The worst is the Tesla S which comes out at the very bottom of all types of engines as well as electric with only 60% reliability. The MG ZS EV however comes out in the 80% range with the second worse electric score The reports say the faults are all major ones including batteries, motors etc. putting the cars off the road for a while.

I did consider one but in the end last month got a conventional petrol car after looking into overall buying costs range and charger availability. Travelling around and not seeing many convenient charging points and reading on line owners saying that they often had difficulty finding working available points I put it off for now. Now reading this as the ZS was on price and range the favorite I think for now I made the correct choice.
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How reliable are you finding these cars?

I have just read What Cars owners reliability survey report of electric and hybrid cars. They list the top ten and the worst bottom three. The top 10 all have a very high reliability score in the high 90% and all look very good with only minor faults recorded and easy quick repairs. The worst is the Tesla S which comes out at the very bottom of all types of engines as well as electric with only 60% reliability. The MG ZS EV however comes out in the 80% range with the second worse electric score The reports say the faults are all major ones including batteries, motors etc. putting the cars off the road for a while.

I did consider one but in the end last month got a conventional petrol car after looking into overall buying costs range and charger availability. Travelling around and not seeing many convenient charging points and reading on line owners saying that they often had difficulty finding working available points I put it off for now. Now reading this as the ZS was on price and range the favorite I think for now I made the correct choice.
Over many years, I've found Reliability Surveys to be very unreliable.
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Over many years, I've found Reliability Surveys to be very unreliable.
Yes I would agree with that to a point, I bought two Hyundai's based on media and owner reports on how good they are but they proved to be the most unreliable cars I had ever purchased by far.

However I believe what owners say about their ownership experiences over time is probably going to be more honest and accurate than journalists new car reports and any information from the manufacturer, so I take them into consideration.

After one month today my new car is absolutely brilliant, but will I still think that in two years if it lets me down a lot and the dealers are rubbish?
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How reliable are you finding these cars?

I have just read What Cars owners reliability survey report of electric and hybrid cars. They list the top ten and the worst bottom three. The top 10 all have a very high reliability score in the high 90% and all look very good with only minor faults recorded and easy quick repairs. The worst is the Tesla S which comes out at the very bottom of all types of engines as well as electric with only 60% reliability. The MG ZS EV however comes out in the 80% range with the second worse electric score The reports say the faults are all major ones including batteries, motors etc. putting the cars off the road for a while.

I did consider one but in the end last month got a conventional petrol car after looking into overall buying costs range and charger availability. Travelling around and not seeing many convenient charging points and reading on line owners saying that they often had difficulty finding working available points I put it off for now. Now reading this as the ZS was on price and range the favorite I think for now I made the correct choice.

I've never had a moments trouble with my MGZS, It's a really nice relaxing car to drive. There has been problems however with quite a few owners very ticked off with MG UK. The most problems are arising from a bad BMS software update (which has now been rectified) but the people whose cars had this bad software update are having to spend hours balancing their battery packs practically everyday from around 430V back up to to 450V which apparently will take weeks to get them re-balanced & the range back to normal
I was lucky my car just missed this update


Some people are finding out that the range is terrible if you're using it to travel up & down the motorways daily at 70mph+ day in & day out. But that boils down to them not researching the car enough as to the actual range you'd get at these speeds before they bought it.


The public charging network is woefully inadequate at present & the majority of complaints about the ecotricity "electric highway" public chargers will be fixed by September this year, The company who bought out ecotricity is replacing every single one of them in the entire country by September
https://www.transport-network.co.uk/...-by-2025/17343


I cant really speak about public chargers as I've never even used one yet despite owning this since January

My wife & I can get by very easily using our home charger.
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