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MG offers a range of three electric cars in new line-up expansion

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MG Motors has expanded its EV line-up with the addition of two more affordable and practical electric cars to its growing range.
MG offers a range of three electric cars in new line-up expansion
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The MG ZS EV, MG5 EV and MG HS Plug-in are expected to help MG to reach a tipping point in 2021 with plug-in cars accounting for over 50 percent of MG Motor UK’s total sales. The brand is already the fourth most popular EV brand in the UK and the latest model will further strengthen its position.

The MG5 EV is powered by a 115kW electric motor (equivalent to 156PS), giving acceleration of 0-60mph in just over eight seconds, with a 52.2kWh Lithium-Ion battery pack that can be charged from zero to 80 percent in just 50 minutes using a rapid charger. A full charge at home using Type 2 fast charging can be attained in around eight and a half hours. MG5 EV has a WLTP-approved combined range of 214 miles in normal day-to-day use. This rises to 276 miles if the car is used solely for urban driving.

Prices start from just £24,495 after the Plug-In Car Grant (currently £3,000) and users will benefit from 0 percent Benefit-in-Kind tax during the 2020-21 tax year, or 1 percent in 2021-22.

MG5 EV’s motor sends power to the front wheels. The vehicle has a low centre of gravity with the battery pack mounted beneath the floor of the car, maximising interior space for both passengers and luggage.

With a range of 214 miles on the WLTP cycle (rising to 276 miles for city use) MG5 EV has the ability to match the driving requirements of most individuals, while the ability to be charged from 0-80% charge in 50 minutes using a CCS connection makes it even more practical.

The new MG HS Plug-in SUV goes on sale in October and features a Plug-in Hybrid drivetrain, using the existing model’s 1.5-litre turbocharged engine working in tandem with a 90kW electric motor to give an EV-only range of 32 miles with zero tailpipe emissions – plenty enough for most commutes.

EV-only mode gives the MG HS Plug-in SUV a range of up to 32 miles. Using a Type 2 fast charger, the MG HS Plug-in can be charged from zero to 100 percent in just three hours.

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