MG5 EV 2021 electric car owner review

Olivarus drives a MG5 EV Long Range Exclusive 2021 electric car.

This is Olivarus’s first electric car, he’s owned the MG5 EV from new and drives 5,000-10,000 miles annually. The current mileage of the car is between 1,000-5,000 miles and he achieves 238 miles range from a full charge.


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Why did you choose this electric car?

Price, size, practicality, range, space for spare wheel, adaptive cruise control, comfort, smooth ride & very rapid acceleration.


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

  • Green
  • range
  • acceleration.


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

  • Left foot rest too close to seat and insufficient adjustment to steering reach to balance this
  • halogen headlights
  • lack of foot space under front seats for rear seat passengers.


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

None…touch wood!


What are the standout tech features of the car?

Adaptive Cruise Control and you can turn off Lane Keep Assist and it remembers!


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

  • Space for space-saver spare wheel
  • boot floor can be raised and lowered
  • rear screen wiper!

What electric car are you interested in next and why?

MG5 facelift because it looks better from the front, has a better interior including infotainment, has an App, V2L and LED headlights. Why pay more?


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

Hypervolt – because it’s clever, easy to use, reliable and has the best customer support. It’s also quirky with a range of LED settings from ‘Festive’ to ‘Peace’ (Ukrainian Flag).


MG5 EV 2021 electric car owner review


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What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?

Octopus Energy with their Octopus Go tariff – I can charge 40% in 4 hours off-peak for just £2.08 currently.


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

  • InstaVolt – because they always seem to work
  • Osprey – because they have excellent customer support.


Both of these because they have locations close to motorways and accept chip and pin payments.


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

  • InstaVolt
  • Osprey
  • Gridserve.


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

LV= – I haven’t had to test them yet but they provided a quote (many don’t) and a good price for an EV. Good customer support so far.


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