MG ZS EV Exclusive 2021, Lee J – EV Owner Review

MG ZS EV Exclusive 2021, Lee J - EV Owner Review

What name would you like to appear in the review? 
Lee J


What is the make and model of your EV?
MG ZS EV Exclusive


What year was your EV registered?


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


What is your estimated annual mileage?
10,000 – 15,000


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?


MG ZS EV Exclusive 2021, Lee J - EV Owner Review


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Why did you choose this car?
I love the look of the ZS and found that the options are limited to two models. I chose the Exclusive which is the top end of the two. It has everything you could need on an EV, heated seats and a tilting sunroof are both things that I use often to regulate temperature and save on power consumption. The car provides on average 150 miles of genuine charge, more in the summer and less in the winter. I don’t exceed 50 miles per day and gain enough charge overnight on my home charger.


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

  • Looks
  • Safety features
  • Driving performance.


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

  • No tinted window options (I paid privately to get it done)
  • Poorly lit rear seat deck
  • Slow multi-media system.


Have you experienced any faults with the car? If so, what have they been?
An intermittent clicking fault on the steering rack. Seen by MG Basildon and deemed not bad enough to rectify.


What are the standout tech features of the car?

  • Active cruise
  • Lane-keeping on a motorway.


Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this car.
It’s really nippy between 20-45 mph and surprises much more powerful cars with its acceleration.


Rate your EV out of 5.


What car are you interested in next and why?
Kia EV6 is being delivered in the next week as a second car. Need a larger car and like the gadgets that the EV6 offers.


What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Ohme car charger.


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 – I load all my electric use onto the off-peak rate which saves a lot. I would not recommend them as I believe the tariff I’m on has changed a lot and I’ve not had a chance to review the changes.


Rate your electricity supplier out of 5.


What public charging networks would you recommend to others and why?
Instavolt…expensive but works.


List your top 3 favourite public charging networks (in order of preference).

  1. Instavolt
  2. Gridserve
  3. Pod Point.


Who do you insure your EV with? Would you recommend them to others and why?
Tesco – cheap rates and not had the unfortunate need to use so cannot recommend.


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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