MG5 SW EV 2020, Max B – EV Owner Review

MG5 SW EV 2020, Max B - EV Owner Review

What first name would you like to appear in the review? 
Max B


What is the make and model of your EV?


What year was your EV registered?


How long have you owned your EV?
0 – 1 year


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


How many EVs have you owned?
This is my 3rd


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


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Why did you choose this car?
The MG5 is currently the best value EV out there. It’s cheaper than some small city EVs but is a family estate. It’s smooth and very comfortable to drive and has loads of great tech including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto which makes the infotainment system futureproof. It comes with an 8 year transferrable warranty too provided you keep up with servicing. It’s not the most exciting looking EV out there but if you’re on a budget, the MG5 makes a lot of sense.


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

  • Value
  • Tech
  • Range.


MG5 SW EV 2020, Max B - EV Owner Review


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

  • No charge scheduling
  • No 80% charging mode
  • No exterior indication of charging status.


Have you experienced any faults with the car? If so, what have they been?
Just a minor interior trim issue that’s being dealt with under warranty. Not a biggie!


What are the standout tech features of the car?

  • The range
  • size
  • tech.


Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this car.
It’s faster 0-60 than a Skoda ENYAQ which costs nearly twice as much!


Rate your EV out of 5.


What car are you interested in next and why?
A small, value MG EV to replace my old VW e-up! I want a good value small car for commuting.


What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Pod Point – it’s been great in the 3 years we’ve had it with no problems whatsoever charging two EVs daily. No solar integration though if that matters to you.


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 – it’s the go-to tariff for EV drivers, cheap off-peak period and competitive rates at other times. 100% renewable electricity.


Rate your electricity supplier out of 5.


What public charging networks would you recommend to others and why?
Instavolt – definitely the most reliable, expensive though.


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

  • Instavolt
  • Pod Point
  • Gridserve.


Who do you insure your EV with? Would you recommend them to others and why?
Direct Line – only went with them because it’s been consistently cheaper for us for many years.


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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