MG5 2021 electric car owner review

MG5 2021 electric car owner review

Stu F drives a MG5 EV Exclusive (Standard Range) 2021 electric car.

This is Stu’s second electric car, he’s owned the MG5 EV under 1 year and drives 5,000-10,000 miles annually. The current mileage of the car is between 5,000-10,000 miles and he achieves 195 miles range from a full charge.


Rate your MG5 EV out of 5.


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Why did you choose this electric car?

I wanted a family sized car that would accommodate 2 adults, 2 young children and all the pushchairs and associated items. I also wanted a decent range of about 200 miles and something that was budget-friendly. The MG5 met all of these criteria and had the added benefit of not being an SUV which I’m not particularly keen on.


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

  • Luggage space
  • cost
  • passenger space.

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

  • No frunk despite lots of room for one
  • looks like a 2000s VW
  • lacks some of the latest convenience tech.


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



What are the standout tech features of the car?

Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, electric driver’s seat & cruise control.


Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this electric car.

Turning off the car automatically engages the parking brake.


What electric car are you interested in next and why?

None at the moment, happy with my MG5.


What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?

myenergi zappi 2 – it’s great if you have solar and it’s been flawless in the 18 months we’ve been using it.


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 – Tesla tariff – it’s excellent, cheap imports and a good export. Because we produce almost as much energy as we use it works out well for us but if you use a lot more than you produce a good off-peak tariff may be better.


Rate your electricity supplier out of 5.


What public charging networks would you recommend to others and why?

  • InstaVolt
  • Tesla Supercharger
  • Osprey.


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

  • InstaVolt
  • Gridserve
  • Tesla Supercharger.


Who do you insure your electric car with? Would you recommend them to others and why?

Admiral – not had to claim so unsure.


Rate your insurance provider out of 5.


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



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