MG ZS EV 2020, Marmaduke – EV Owner Review

MG ZS EV 2020, Marmaduke - EV Owner Review

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What is the make and model of your EV?


What year was your EV registered?


How long have you owned your EV?
1 – 2 years


What is the mileage on your EV?
10,000 – 20,000 miles


How many EVs have you owned?
This is my first


What is the average mileage range you achieve from your EV when fully charged?


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Why did you choose this car?
Good value, lots of equipment, glass roof and cheap to run. Priced considerably below that of equivalent competitors when bought.


Positives – List 3 or more reasons why you love this car.

  • Glass roof and tilting sun roof
  • Easy to drive with semi-autonomous driving.


Negatives – List 3 or more things that you really don’t like about this car.

  • The look of the car
  • The dealerships often don’t understand electric cars
  • MG is not customer service orientated.


Have you experienced any faults with the car? If so, what have they been?

  • Steering not positive (steering arm replaced)
  • problems with software – several updates required one of which had to be paid for to enable smart chargers.


What are the standout tech features of the car?
Semi-autonomous driving and collision avoidance.


Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this car.
No App.


Rate your EV out of 5.


What car are you interested in next and why?
MG ZS EV Trophy Connect Long Range currently ordered. Considerable tech improvements on the previous car including 273-mile range, app and internet connection.


What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Charged EV Smart meter – would recommend. Works well, no app but website access to set up smart charging. When it was installed I was given a very good deal and the installers were excellent. Since then ownership has changed. After power cuts, the system sometimes takes time to return to normal working


Rate your home charging unit out of 5.


What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Octopus Go Faster – cannot recommend at present because don’t know what new tariffs are but has been very cost-efficient since tariff provided.


Rate your electricity supplier out of 5.


What public charging networks would you recommend to others and why?
Instavolt – for reliability.


List your top 3 favourite public charging networks (in order of preference).
Don’t use them enough to judge.


Who do you insure your EV with? Would you recommend them to others and why?
Aviva – customer service and prices good.


Rate your insurance provider out of 5.


Estimate how much money you save per month owning and running an EV compared to a petrol/diesel car.


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