MG5 2020, Paul – EV Owner Review

MG5 2020, Paul - EV Owner Review

What name would you like to appear in the review? 


What is the make and model of your EV?


What year was your EV registered?


How long have you owned your EV?
From new


What is your estimated annual mileage?


What is the mileage on your EV?
500 – 1,000 miles


How many EVs have you owned?
This is my 2nd


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


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Why did you choose this car?

  • inside space
  • range
  • value for money.


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

  • economy
  • range
  • inside space.


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

  • lack of remote control
  • lack of V2L
  • no towing capability.


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


What are the standout tech features of the car?
Nothing comes to mind, it just works.


Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this car.
Nothing comes to mind.


Rate your EV out of 5.


What car are you interested in next and why?
Same car with larger battery (for range), remote control (for heating on winter mornings) and V2L (because power cuts are becoming more common).


What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
zappi because it integrates better with PV and home battery.


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.


Rate your electricity supplier out of 5.


What public charging networks would you recommend to others and why?
Electric Highway (since Gridserve replaced them) and IONITY. Only interested in fast charging, reliability and simplicity (no proprietary RFIDs, logins etc.).


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

  • Instavolt
  • Electric Highway (Gridserve).


Who do you insure your EV with? Would you recommend them to others and why?
Per broker recommendation year by year.


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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