Motoring Discussion > MG - MG5 EV Buying / Selling
Thread Author: smokie Replies: 85

 MG - MG5 EV - smokie
Following Lygonos' mention of the MG5 in a different thread, I took one out for a couple of hours yesterday and paid the deposit when I got back. I went for the top of the (rather small) range, but prices have gone up since that post - OTR price is about £29k.

I've paid a £500 fully refundable deposit, which secures the price, the govt grant and a car (they thought by late Nov). Warranty is 7 years and the salesperson mentioned a service plan she thought was somewhere around £10 a month for 10k miles, which I could buy for up to 5 years.

The car felt really very quick, more so than my current Ampera which is quick enough. It handled pretty well and while the range isn't great ( think they reckon 250 miles overall, 330 in city) , neither is it a top dollar car.

I think EVs will hold a second hand value quite well, despite rapid developments in their design. It has a few toys but not overloaded. Overall I was quite impressed, as was a petrol head mate who I picked up for a spin - so much that he is going to try one out too.

I've never owned an estate before and although it's physically bigger than my daily needs, we have a few ideas for extended motoring holidays over the next few years, health wealth and Covid permitting, for which it will be ideal (but I do hope they continue to improve public charging).

However I may still change my mind....
 MG - MG5 EV - Zero
If I was going for an electric car, I would go for one thats designed as one, not an ICE designed car thats been modified, with all the subsequent compromises.
 MG - MG5 EV - smokie
I get what you're saying, but in EV world it's quite a bit of car for the money. I'm not suggesting it's a perfect car or fantastic drive but it seemed pretty good, and I'm not sure I noticed any concerning compromises during the 2 hour drive.

There is a dedicated forum which I am going to have a good read of, though a quick skim didn't throw up any real nasties.

The best bit is I don't have to commit until the very last minute.
 MG - MG5 EV - Terry
Been looking for a replacement car for wife and curiously wandered into an MG dealer. She is more interested in MG3 not MG5 EV so somewhat different price bracket.

They do provide a lot for the money but I came away with concerns:

- will they still be here to honour thier warranty in 7 years time,
- quality of the finish was obviously lacking (paint, trim etc) compared to main brands
- technology is conventional rather than advanced (could also be a benefit!)

I came away with the feeling that MG may be where the Korean manufacturers were 12-15 years ago - ticking lots of boxes for kit and gizmos, very good value, but yet to match the majors in quality, driving experience and finish.

Depreciation is an unknown - but I suspect it will be high for the first few years. So perhaps a long term purchase rather than trade in after a couple of years!
 MG - MG5 EV - Dog
LQQKS like my Ole Lancer.

www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/mg-motor/5-ev
 MG - MG5 EV - PeterS
Nice colour that one…a bit like the old Rover Nightfire red!
 MG - MG5 EV - bathtub tom
A colleague ordered (an ICE) MG5 at the start of this year. They've missed many promised delivery dates.
 MG - MG5 EV - No FM2R
Of limited relevance I guess, but in Chile MGs are well thought of and well supported.

And I like them, which is what really matters.
 MG - MG5 EV - smokie
I must admit it didn't initially really grab me in terms of looks but as a package at that price it seems pretty good.

Sales person called today, I now have detail of 0% PC deal which may be of interest, only because I can keep my money longer and have it earning for me for longer :-)

I am still not entirely committed mentally, and I don't have to commit physically till sometime in November,.

And I can put my car on Autotrader at top price and see if I get any nibbles. I am in no rush. Missed dates wouldn't be a problem.

EDIT: and a better look at the forums has thrown up no real concerns, apart from the usual that the range might be overstated - but being an EV driver I understand how to manage that better than people going straight from ICE to EV. In my experience all manufacturers overstate their economy figures.
Last edited by: smokie on Wed 8 Sep 21 at 23:43
 MG - MG5 EV - Dog
Here's a half-decent review of the, um, Lancer EV. Not the sharpest looker but, it's growing on me:

youtu.be/277EwXx0mhk
 MG - MG5 EV - smokie
Thanks for that Dog, pleased that it didn't uncover any nasties - his conclusion was not dissimilar to mine above really.
 MG - MG5 EV - VxFan
The Fully Charged channel on You Tube has a couple of good reviews as well.

If nothing else, watching Kryten from Red Dwarf is usually entertaining.

youtu.be/doo6UWrOaFs
youtu.be/YnTlQW57lUg
 MG - MG5 EV - smokie
Thanks, I think I am sold on the car but the difficulty is going to be getting rid of the old one. I've enjoyed being part of a fairly excusive "club" of only c 1200 UK owners and tbh the car covers all the local pottering around electrically anyway. It's a bit of a looker and I'm finding it hard to imagine life without it (well, that's overdramatising it somewhat but you know what I mean!)

The Good Thing is that it seems to have held it's value quite well. WBAC offered £8500 but based on cars which have sold through Autotrader recently I think it should comfortably achieve £10k and possibly £11k even on a private sale. Not bad as I paid about £13k for it three years ago. it is relatively low mileage (55k on a 15 plate) and still has about a year of battery warranty, which many don't. though there is evidence of batteries lasting well into the 100ks without degradation. It also has full Vx service history.

Having watched those reviews I feel the MG may also keep it's value reasonably as it is allegedly the first proper estate EV, which would be an important factor for many future purchasers. But tbh with it's 7 year warranty I don't think I'll be in any rush to move it on.
Last edited by: smokie on Thu 9 Sep 21 at 11:08
 MG - MG5 EV - Lygonos
MG5 comes in 2 different battery sizes just now - the standard 52kWh, and the new 'long range' 61kWh version.

Although the long range costs ~£1500 more, it has more range (obviously) and also MG's autopilot kit. This reduces the insurance group by 5 places as it includes auto-braking and so forth.

Also, if you are/have been/are a close relative of a public service worker you can get the 'Affinity' price which includes metallic and a type-2 charging cable.

This is bottom dollar pricing so it is not available with 0% or other incentives.

Many will find a 3% bank loan and the Affinity price is cheaper than the dealer's offerings.

It does look like a pretty decent 'cheap' EV - visually like a slightly frumpy Subaru Outback.

Has been on the go for a few years in China as the Roewe Ei5 with no reliability issues I am aware of.

www.fraserscars.co.uk/contents/mg-affinity

 MG - MG5 EV - smokie
Affinity would save me a useful approx £5k. Daughter is a nurse. However some of the conditions are:

"4. Available to staff and immediate family only (including partners and children). Limited to 2x vehicles per Affinity driver during a 12 month period - for any additional vehicle during this timeframe, prior approval will be required by the MG Fleet Team.

"5. A form of ID must be taken from the Affinity driver as proof of employment, this can either be a copy of a payslip within the last 3 months or empolyee ID card. This must remain on file for future audit purposes.

"6. The vehicle is to be owned and registered to the Affinity member for a minimum holding period of 6 months. The vehicle must be registered directly to the end user and is not permitted to be registered to any other party i.e. as a demonstrator before selling to the end user."

So I'm not sure I can do it.
 MG - MG5 EV - R.P.
Been looking at the vids and reading some of the reports, there's a dealer 6 miles away. It would certainly be somethng I would consider.
 MG - MG5 EV - Lygonos
If you don't qualify for Affinity it can give you an idea of margins the dealer may have to play with (either discount or 0% finance which is worth at least a couple of grand in itself over 3 years).

The Affinity price for the ZS EV is pretty much the same price I paid last year as an early order so it is ultimately seems to be the lowest deal available.
 MG - MG5 EV - R.P.
The V60 came on Volvo's Affinty scheme, linked to 0% finance and 2.5k desposit discount, it was a no brainer to have it on 2 yrs finance.
 MG - MG5 EV - smokie
Seems that with a daughter who works for the NHS I do qualify, and it looks like a saving of probably £2.5k, so thanks for the heads up!!

(I called a different dealership to check eligibility - he said all that's needed is an NHS photo ID - then mailed my dealership to ask for a revised quote)
 MG - MG5 EV - Duncan
>>
>> So I'm not sure I can do it.
>>

No reason why you should, is there?
 MG - MG5 EV - Boxsterboy
If you do go for the car, just bear in mind that the ‘roof rails’ are purely decorative on these and cannot take any load - bizarre, but that’s Chinese design for you!
 MG - MG5 EV - Lygonos
>>If you do go for the car, just bear in mind that the ‘roof rails’ are purely decorative on these and cannot take any load - bizarre, but that’s Chinese design for you!

On the standard car the rails can carry 35kg (effectively 1 bike on a rack) - this took about 6 months to get certified!

On the long range they have been engineered properly and can carry 75kg.

 MG - MG5 EV - smokie
Thanks, not really likely in my case though
 MG - MG5 EV - R.P.
f you do go for the car, just bear in mind that the 'roof rails' are purely decorative on these and cannot take any load - bizarre, but that's Chinese design for you!

According to another website they've been type aproved for the UK and EU now
 MG - MG5 EV - Dieselboy
A '21' plate one of these parked up next to me today and shared the PodPoint charger with me at the local Tesco.

I know beauty is in the eye of the beholder and all that, but I couldn't help thinking MG have missed a trick with the styling. They could've made a big thing of it currently being the only EV estate available and made it desirable looking too.

Plugged in, there was a 68 plate Golf GTE, a 19 plate Leaf, this MG and my 70 plate. The MG looked by far like the oldest car there.
 MG - MG5 EV - legacylad
They could've made a
>> big thing of it currently being the only EV estate available and made it desirable
>> looking too.

Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo is an estate I think....not particularly cavernous, but if I opened my garage door tomorrow and it had replaced the Focus estate I wouldn’t be too disappointed.

Not disappointed at all. C’mon Ernie do your stuff.
 MG - MG5 EV - Zero
>> Plugged in, there was a 68 plate Golf GTE, a 19 plate Leaf, this MG
>> and my 70 plate. The MG looked by far like the oldest car there.

Thats because it is. Its an ageing Chinese wagon.

Now this

www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5ihLUkjo74

is how an EV should look. (sorry its the t*** from carwow)

Last edited by: Zero on Thu 9 Sep 21 at 21:58
 MG - MG5 EV - Dieselboy
Oo yes. I do like the Kia.

I didn't realise the MG was an existing model, I just thought they'd badly designed a new EV.

I'm looking forward to seeing what's available when it comes to replacement for my Model 3 in 2023.
Last edited by: Dieselboy on Thu 9 Sep 21 at 22:21
 MG - MG5 EV - smokie
I'm not excited about owning the newest or prettiest in the neighbourhood, I've got nothing to prove to anyone. It's only a car at the end of the day, it won't get used that much so I don't especially want to spend upwards of £40k on one.

 MG - MG5 EV - Dog
Suburus are nothing to look at, but they drive pretty well, which is why I've owned 2 of them.

And after all, you only see one windscreen wiper and the top of the steering wheel when you're driving 'em.

:o}
 MG - MG5 EV - Zero
On another tack, VX (read GM in Europe) made an awful cock up over the Ampera. At the point the Ampera came out, they were pretty much at the forefront of EV technology. They could, with some foresight have used the intervening years to become the market leader with tech, support, and sales. Instead they chucked it all down the pan, and are now well behind in catchup mode
 MG - MG5 EV - smokie
Yep, though it was mainly a UK phenomenon really - Vx, and to a lesser extent Opel across Europe, simply didn't believe in it I suppose, whereas the US sold the Volt in quite reasonable quantities, and had a more recent version which never even came over here.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevrolet_Volt

They are quite sought-after as you have a reasonable range with no anxiety - as I've mentioned before a large portion of my routine motoring these days is within the 35 - 40 mile fully electric range, and I expect that is true for many. it's also a great commuting car if your commute is within range. A full charge at home costs me about 70p so much cheaper than dino juice.
Last edited by: smokie on Fri 10 Sep 21 at 10:32
 MG - MG5 EV - Crankcase
Given that, and that you say its still worth 10k, why are you selling it at all?
 MG - MG5 EV - smokie
"why are you selling it at all?"

I fancy a change, and the Ampera still has enough of it's electrical drivetrain warranty left that will be attractive to buyers.

Hard decision though as I am sure the Ampera will last a long long time yet without major probs (though it is quite hard to get it serviced - I have to go about 45 miles to Oxfordshire for each service - and I suppose if they went the next nearest is somewhere in London).
 MG - MG5 EV - VxFan
>> I have to go about 45 miles to Oxfordshire for each service - and I suppose if they went ..

Hopefully not, as I use the same garage that you do.
 MG - MG5 EV - smokie
But I think only one of their team is EV trained.
 MG - MG5 EV - VxFan
Doesn't surprise me in the slightest.

Before air con became common place, they only had one guy there who was trained.
 MG - MG5 EV - smokie
Well that's one more than all the Vx dealers between me and Wantage.

There is an independent EV specialist group forming, HEVRA. Not read much about it yet as I'm sticking with main dealer for now.

Some "old skool" mechanics won't touch EVs, as I found out when I had to get the rear pads replaced.
 MG - MG5 EV - Lygonos
Cleevely Motors seem quite highly regarded.

Based in Gloucestershire but I think they do mobile EV servicing further afield (James Coates from the 'James & Kate' youtube channel is their servicing director I believe)

www.cleevelyev.co.uk/
 MG - MG5 EV - Dieselboy
"I'm not excited about owning the newest or prettiest in the neighbourhood"

Fair enough. If we were all the same life would be boring wouldn't it?
 MG - MG5 EV - Zero
>> "I'm not excited about owning the newest or prettiest in the neighbourhood"
>>
>> Fair enough.

But what about your car choice?
 MG - MG5 EV - legacylad
:-)
 MG - MG5 EV - Boxsterboy
>> f you do go for the car, just bear in mind that the 'roof rails'
>> are purely decorative on these and cannot take any load - bizarre, but that's Chinese
>> design for you!
>>
>> According to another website they've been type aproved for the UK and EU now
>>

That's good to hear.
 MG - MG5 EV - legacylad
But not as good to hear as a V8 or flat 6.
 MG - MG5 EV - Bobby
Out of curiosity Smokie, if you are replacing the Ampera I assume you didn’t “need” an estate. What directed you to the MG rather than a used Leaf? I see there are top of the range Tekna 20 plates for about £27k?
 MG - MG5 EV - smokie
Leafs are smaller and have a much lower range. And they aren't that rare, unlike the MG5 EV is just now (though not for long, I suspect - I've only found people praising it on various forums).

Must admit I'd thought for ages my next car change would be to a 2nd hand Tesla, ideally not a Model 3, sometime in my life. I'd only heard of the MG5 from Lygonos here and really only booked the MG5 test drive out of interest.

But I liked the way it drove and more to the point the costs are really quite low, both the running cost and purchase cost, and I felt if I'm going to change it, it was probably the more sensible car of the two.

Mind you, while I'm thinking it is probably my car for the next 7 warrantied years, if my driving habits change much (to more miles) there's nothing to say I won't change again. If/when I do, from today's crop the Polestar looks nice...
 MG - MG5 EV - Dieselboy
>>If/when I do, from today's crop the Polestar looks nice...>>

For me, it was a choice of the Polestar, or a Model 3. The Polestar is a fine looking beast, IMHO.
 MG - MG5 EV - Zero
>> Leafs are smaller and have a much lower range. And they aren't that rare, unlike
>> the MG5 EV is just now (though not for long, I suspect - I've only
>> found people praising it on various forums).

I'm sorry, knowing I had to be mixing it with Tesla's, Polestars, E-trons at the leccy pole, I'd have to climb out my MG5-EV with a disguise, lest anyone recognise me

Its like having Quasimodo on a Paris model catwalk
 MG - MG5 EV - Runfer D'Hills
Didn't seem to bother you when you had the Lancer. Or maybe it did and you were just toughing it out?
;-)
 MG - MG5 EV - Kevin
> Didn't seem to bother you when you had the Lancer. Or maybe it did and
> you were just toughing it out?
> ;-)

Nah, he's just got the hump.
 MG - MG5 EV - Dog
>>Nah, he's just got the hump

Or he's just bad inside.
 MG - MG5 EV - Zero
>> Didn't seem to bother you when you had the Lancer. Or maybe it did and
>> you were just toughing it out?
>> ;-)

I didn't have to mix it with the teslas, e-paces, e-trons, I-oniqs, polestars etc etc.

I just parked it next to MB E class estates, same number of cylinders and all that.
 MG - MG5 EV - smokie
With the 'van still attached?
 MG - MG5 EV - Zero
xacly
 MG - MG5 EV - Runfer D'Hills
>> I just parked it next to MB E class estates, same number of cylinders and
all that.

Four wheels each too, makes them almost indistinguishable really.

;-)
 MG - MG5 EV - Zero
Xacly, you are learning
 MG - MG5 EV - No FM2R
>>Four wheels each too

I understood that some of them have very slightly less than 4 complete wheels.
 MG - MG5 EV - Lygonos
One thing that you notice whenever you go from driving an EV back to an ICE is the need for a gearbox.

No matter how brilliant a cog-swapper is, DCT or ZF8 included (though having 300+bhp and 6+ cylinders is a satisfactory compensation), it isn't as good as no gears at all.

Being able to modulate regeneration is better than engine braking too.



 MG - MG5 EV - Bobby
These MGs kind of remind me of when Daewoo cars hit the market in the 80s with their rebranded last model Vauxhalls but at decent prices. They didn't last long!

I occasionally have a play with the autotrader filters to see what electric or hybrid car I could get for my usual car budget of around £20k. I reckon:
80% of my journeys are less than 30 miles round trip
10% are less than 50 miles round trip
5% are less than 150 miles round trip
5% are more than 150 miles round trip

So with my liking for an SUV type cars, currently the Kia Niro PHEV is pretty much the only car that would fit the criteria to cater for 80% of my journeys - the BMW 225XE would maybe also do it.

Hopefully I will have my X1 for at least under 3 years and I reckon in that time there should be a big change in the electic and PHEV market.
 MG - MG5 EV - Lygonos
My ZS would cover 90% of your journeys (95% in summer).

Ir has depreciated 3 grand in 2 years/24k miles.

An MG5 long range could possibly cover close to 100% of your journeys without a need to recharge.

If you are a one-car household I could see the desire for a PHEV.

I certainly wouldn't overlook MG's HS PHEV - 30-35 EV miles and 260bhp (albeit FWD) for well under 30 grand.

If you are a 2 car household I would pretty much recommend an EV.

 MG - MG5 EV - Bobby
We are a 2 car household - missus has a modern Beetle. In an ideal world , she would have a full electic car. Couldn't tell you the last time her car did more than 30 miles in a day. Three days of the week she has a 5 mile each way commute. The other 4 days of the week usually invove the local shops or taking the dog to the park. Occasionally it gets a longer run if I decide to take it instead of my X1 , purely to stretch the Beetle's legs and let the engine heat up properly!

Gonna have a nopsey at your ZS - whats the top trim of that ? Exclusive? I like to have a lot of toys on my car...
 MG - MG5 EV - Lygonos
Don't be surprised if you get an EV as a 'runabout' and then find it is doing the lion's share of family mileage!

The more EV miles you do the more you save.

For the ZS, Exclusive adds heated fake leather, folding and heated mirrors, a rear camera, rear speakers (Excite has 2 front and 2 tweeters), rear cross traffic and blind spot monitors, and a mahoosive tilt/slide sunroof with electric blind, and roofrails that can carry 75kg for 2 grand. All ZS models come with Apple/Android, crapnav, MG Pilot and radar cruise. None are homologated to tow.

I saved the 2 grand and only really miss the heated mirrors in winter!
Last edited by: Lygonos on Sun 12 Sep 21 at 21:56
 MG - MG5 EV - Bobby
but no front parking sensors... and seriously, I assumed all electric cars would have had pre heating / cooling but this doesn't? Thought that was one of the big benefits of electric cars?
 MG - MG5 EV - Lygonos
Square fronted - haven't even vaguely missed front sensors.

Heating/cooling is an interesting one and an oft mentioned omission except by owners - had it on the B250e and was handy on a frozen morning but the ZS has a pretty potent PTC heater (5-6kW) and takes under 2 minutes to defrost a thoroughly frozen car.

There is no app either but I treat it as a car not a phone.
 MG - MG5 EV - Duncan
>> There is no app either but I treat it as a car not a phone.
>>

Wossat mean?
 MG - MG5 EV - Lygonos
>> Wossat mean?

Most EVs have an app you can have on your phone that can give you data about state of charge (can be useful to know if it has finished charging), the car itself (eg tyre pressures via TPMS), its location, and sometimes also control functions such as turning on the AC/heater before you get to the car.

It is possible to use an aftermarket plug-in device to perform much of this though it costs a couple of hundred notes and needs a little bit of tech savvy to set up - have a look:

shop.openenergymonitor.com/open-vehicle-monitoring-system-ovms-wifi-3g-europe-sim-ant-included/
 MG - MG5 EV - Bobby
Ah, I would definitely want the app as well!
Slowly building the requirements for my EV of the future!
 MG - MG5 EV - smokie
While I like bells and whistles I do get the feeling that they are more important to some than others. Certainly a lot of them are nice-to-have these days but surely something like front sensors or an app is something you've managed without for many years, presumably without too many mishaps, so you ought to prioritise based on your needs (cost, range, size etc etc) rather than what fancy but often pretty pointless gadgets are car has.

A mate ended up with a Focus with the option which parks your car for you. Probably a quite expensive option which he enjoyed showing off once or twice but now freely admits turned out to be not as good as he was at parking a car.
 MG - MG5 EV - Terry
At extremes people fall into two categories - technophobes and and technophiles.

The former are uninterested in that which functionally exceeds their obvious needs. They are late adopters (if ever), typically when the price of technology has fallen to trivial levels. Any complexity is just more to go wrong!

The latter like feel inadequate if they are unable to master every new app, gizmo, or new development. They are prepared to pay a premium to stay ahead of their like minded friends. They convince themselves that every enhancement will make them a more capable motorist.

Then there are those who sit in the middle (like me). My car has voice control - apparently as I have never bothered to try it. I still believe it possible to stretch out a finger and press a button.

It also has a built in sat-nav with traffic updates - brilliant piece of kit and a massive improvement over my previous car. Front and rear parking sensors also great - but I feel no urge to upgrade to a camera!
 MG - MG5 EV - Duncan
I had a test drive of a Corolls GR Sports last week. That had heads up display - now that is some clever kit!
 MG - MG5 EV - Rudedog
Sorry couldn't find the EV thread...

This has just popped up in my YT recommendations...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=gg5MdeC6qzI

Well I didn't know you should be running specific tyres on an EV.

 MG - MG5 EV - Zero
Its complete cobblers. A marketing twist.
 MG - MG5 EV - Lygonos
If you care about handling, comfort, and efficiency don't stick 22" wheels on your EV monstertruck.

Tesla's own marketing bumf suggested putting their 22" wheels on Model X would mean 10-15% less range over the standard 20" alloys (not sure which tyre brands they were using at the time).

For 4 grand.

Sign me up...

The ZS comes with Michelin Primacy 3 ST as standard - ST are reduced sound tyres that I believe are hard to get in the UK.

Here's some real marketing flannel about them:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=73EZoPxe2VI

I'll probably go with Primacy 4 when I need new rubber.
Last edited by: Lygonos on Wed 15 Sep 21 at 00:48
 MG - MG5 EV - zippy
I've been offered >£23k for the Diesel MHEV that I purchased for £20k in March 21.

I'm almost tempted to swap it for the MG5 EV plus a little extra £££. It's an awful lot of car for the money.

I say almost. 400 mile range in winter, fast charging and a higher ride height (similar to the Tucson) for £25k and I will jump.

400 miles would get me to Manchester (just under 300 from home) with some to spare to get me to a client the next day to re-charge (if the hotel didn't have a charger) and if I couldn't then the fast charge would give me 70 or so miles to find an EV filling station.

 MG - MG5 EV - sherlock47
400 mile range in winter, fast charging and a higher ride height

??

Could not find this in the MG5 EV home page?
 MG - MG5 EV - sooty123
>> 400 mile range in winter, fast charging and a higher ride height
>>
>> ??
>>
>> Could not find this in the MG5 EV home page?
>>

I think he means if it had a 400 miles range, then he'd be interested.
 MG - MG5 EV - sooty123
I think there's only one car that does over 400 miles on a charge, a tesla. And there are really expensive.
 MG - MG5 EV - Zero
A real 400 mile range, 30 minutes recharge and the ability to tow 1500 kilos is my sweet spot for jumping to EV
 MG - MG5 EV - sooty123
What's the score with towing for EVs right now? Are many cleared to tow any real sort of weight?
 MG - MG5 EV - Zero
Weight is an issue for some, due to initial current draw, but that's easily fixed. The real issue is battery location, they are usually in the boot floor, where you would mount the tow bar, also in the event of a rear crash the tow bar mount may puncture the battery pack and you'll have a runaway lithium fire before you can say brigade
 MG - MG5 EV - sooty123
I do remember that towing was an issue with EVs, although the pick up EVs in the US can tow a fair bit now. I guess they've got more space to shuffle things around. I think it was Reventon or something similar that were new to the market. I watched a couple of their videos on YT, the chief designer was a British chap. Looked pretty impressive to me.

Not sure how long it'll be before we see EV cars with the ability to tow something meaningful.
 MG - MG5 EV - Rudedog
I guess there 'might' be an issue with insurance if new EV's are supplied with EV spec tyres but owners decide to do their own thing?





I say this 'tongue-in-cheek' as it's a point often raised over in 'the other place'.

 MG - MG5 EV - PeterS
>> I guess there 'might' be an issue with insurance if new EV's are supplied with
>> EV spec tyres but owners decide to do their own thing?

My car came form the factory with sound reducing tyres, though I only found that out when I had one replaced, and I’d ordered a non sound reducing version of the same tyre. Can’t say it’s made any difference…
Last edited by: VxFan on Thu 16 Sep 21 at 02:44
 MG - MG5 EV - mazda chris
youtu.be/6Q6arK1vluI
A carwow video of a Tesla and Audi RS E-tron from Scotland to London. Not a bad watch.
 MG - MG5 EV - Duncan
>> youtu.be/6Q6arK1vluI
>> A carwow video of a Tesla and Audi RS E-tron from Scotland to London. Not
>> a bad watch.
>>

The presenter's giggly style is irritating.

Why does it have to be a "race"? Does he think we are nine year olds?

Why are there such differences in the efficiencies of the two cars?

How much did it cost to charge the cars? A comparison between the costs of EV and ICE would have been interesting.

Apart from that, it was mildly interesting.
 MG - MG5 EV - Rudedog
Yes... that Audi RS e-tron GT is what an EV should look like, sign me up or a Taycan Turbo S... if only........

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