Here to clear the air

MG 5 EV Range

Tom Says



“The MG5 is a really interesting car. It's not exciting to drive or look at, but it does a really good job of being practical and useful at a price which undercuts everything else. I really respect that.”

Ginny Says



“The MG5 makes a refreshing change to SUVs. It might not be as fashionable but its great for family and business drivers. I'd expect loads of taxi drivers to love this car too - it will save them a fortune.”

Some electric family hatchbacks might have slightly longer ranges than the MG5, but not at this price and size.

  • Range:214 miles
  • Charging time, Home wallbox (7kW): :8.5 hours
  • Fast charging 20-80% (50kW): :50 minutes

MG MG5 EV Range

The MG5’s 214-mile range is some 50 miles better than MG’s other pure electric car, the ZS EV, and is a pretty respectable figure. While it’s true 214 miles is more Peugeot e-208 than Nissan Leaf, the MG undercuts similarly sized cars like the Nissan and Kia e-Niro by around £5,000. MG even says if you mostly drive around town then you can stretch the range to an impressive 276 miles. There are a number of driving modes including an Eco setting to maximise the range and there’s even a ‘KERS’ (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) button to increase the regenerative braking. 

MG5 Battery 

At 50kW, the MG5’s battery is the same size you’d get in the smaller Peugeot e-2008 SUV and just like the Peugeot, MG has cleverly packaged it. The MG5 was designed from the outset to take electric power, so the battery pack is located under the car’s floor. By having it low down improves the car’s handling, and it doesn’t impact on passenger space. The battery powers a 115kW electric motor under the bonnet, so along with the battery under the floor the boot is nice and big – perfect for an estate car

MG5 Charging 

The MG5 is pretty conventional when it comes to charging. Plug it into a typical 7kW wallbox at home overnight and a full charge takes eight and a half hours, which is standard for most electric cars. The MG can also be topped up at a CCS charger – a fast-charger, in other words – found at service stations, supermarket car parks and hotels, and a zero-to-80% top-up will take 50 minutes – again, that’s pretty normal. The MG isn’t designed to accept charging at anything higher than 50kW, though, and with the charging port behind the MG badge, you’ll have to remember to drive into charging spaces.  That's usually more convenient, but bear it in mind it it won't suit your home charger.

Other Reviews

Audi e-tron GT

Range: 295 mi

 score 10

Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo

Range: 252 mi

 score 10

Cupra Formentor e-Hybrid

Range: 34 mi

 score 6.5

Vauxhall Mokka

Range: 201 mi

 score 9