Morris Garage has improved the range of its very interesting electric family car. The MG5 EV is now available together with a higher capacity battery that reaches 61.1 kWh and with which it can travel more than 400 kilometers on a single charge. The MG5 EV will be replaced at the end of the year by a new model.
The MG5 EV It is an interesting electric family car with compact dimensions. An affordable price and reliable performance alternative to authentic bestsellers such as the Volkswagen ID.3 or the Nissan Leaf. With the aim of boosting its sales in the coming months, Morris Garage has introduced a great novelty in the range. It is neither more nor less than the version “Long Range”.
Those interested in getting the MG5 EV now have the possibility of opting for a higher capacity battery that, as one might expect, offers superior autonomy. Something decisive when buying a 100% electric car. Now, the MG electric can travel more than 400 kilometers on a single charge.
The MG5 EV is now available with a 61.1 kWh battery
From the moment of its arrival on the European market, the MG5 EV has been exclusively alongside a 52.5 kWh battery that allows it to homologate a range of 344 km according to the WLTP cycle. Now, a 61.1 kWh battery is added to the offer. A battery that increases the indicated autonomy up to 402 km on a single charge.
Regardless of the chosen battery, its objective will be to power a motor of 115 kW (156 hp) and 260 Nm. It is capable of reaching a top speed of 185 km / h and completes the sprint from 0 to 100 km / h in about 7.5 seconds. Declares an average energy consumption of 17.5 kWh per 100 km.
And what about loading times? Using a 7 kW charge point the estimated time to fully recharge the battery is 9.5 hours. Now, if we resort to a fast charging point of 50 kW we can obtain 80% of the battery capacity in 61 minutes. Time that is reduced to 40 minutes in case of using a 100 kW charging station.
The new MG5 EV with 61.1 kWh battery is now on sale at British dealers. The new battery is available for the two trim levels that were already available. Excite and Exclusive finishes.
MG5 EV prices in the UK
Prices valid from July / 2021 without including discounts or other promotions
This model has everything you need to attack the best cheap electric cars, such as the Nissan Leaf and the Renault ZOE. Unfortunately it is only available in the UK. MG has confirmed that before the end of this year the new MG5 Electric will arrive in Europe, which will take over from the MG5 EV and, in this case, we will be able to find it in the rest of the European markets where the brand is present.