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|MG5 EV Excite | Personal Contract Purchase example|
|Cash Price of Vehicle||£24,495||Customer Deposit||£3,894.25||Monthly Payments||£249||Number of Monthly Payments||48|
|Total Amount Of Credit||£20,600.75||Optional Final Payment||£8,648.75||Total Amount Payable||£24,495||Duration of Agreement||49 months|
|Representative APR||0% APR||Annual Mileage||8,000||Excess Mileage Charge||14.9p + VAT|
|Terms and Conditions
Finance subject to status. Terms and conditions apply. Applicant must be 18 or over. Guarantees may be required. Offer ends 31st March 2021
At the end of the Personal Contract Purchase there are three options: [i] Part exchange the vehicle. [ii] Pay the Optional Final Payment to own the vehicle or [iii] Return the vehicle. Further charges may be made subject to the condition or mileage of the vehicle.
Offer subject to availability on selected models at participating dealers only. Conditional Sale. Finance by MG Financial Services, CF15 7YT. Prices are correct at time of being published and are subject to change without notice.
FROM £24,495 (AFTER PLUG-IN CAR GRANT)
Until now, electric cars have typically been compact and low-range. Not anymore! All New MG5 EV offers huge amounts of space and 214 miles of electric range*. Featuring rapid charging capability, All New MG5 EV can charge to 80% in just 50 minutes from a 50kW charging point.
Packaged in a highly practical body style, All New MG5 EV offers a boot volume of 578 litres to the roof. This rises to 1,456 litres with the rear seats folded down and loaded to the roof. Inside the cabin, there’s plenty of room for five people to travel in comfort.
*from a single charge on the WLTP combined cycle: Combined Range 214 miles (344 km): City Range: 276 miles (444 km); Combined Driving Efficiency: 3.6 miles/kWh (17.5 kWh/100km)
MG5 EV is not permitted for use with roof bars. The rails fitted to MG5 EV Exclusive models are for decorative purposes only. Roof bars should not be fitted to this vehicle.
^ OTR (on the road) ‘from’ prices exclude optional Metallic paint, accessories and graphic packs. OTR prices include VAT where applicable, vehicle first registration fee, delivery, number plates and first year Vehicle Excise Duty. Range and CO2 values shown are based on official EU test figures and are to be used as a guide for comparative purposes and may not be representative of actual driving results.
Metallic paint costs an additional £545 and £695 for Tri-Coat paint including VAT for all models
Prices correct at time of publishing September 2020
Owning an electric car is becoming easier and easier to justify. Not only are you winning some environmental brownie points and benefitting from tax grants, there are also now longer ranges available as well as exemption from certain charges and fees.
One of the biggest selling points of an electric vehicle is that they are cheaper to run than a conventional petrol or diesel model. The cost of charging an electric vehicle will vary depending on the charging location; either at home or using public charging stations. But just how much does it cost to charge an electric car?
HOW TO CALCULATE THE COST TO CHARGE AN ELECTRIC CAR
Working out the cost to charge an electric car is a bit more complicated than that of a petrol or diesel model, as it works in kilowatt hours rather than miles per gallon. Kilowatt hours (kWh) is a measure of the available energy storage available in a battery. The MG ZS EV, for example, has a 44.5kWh battery, which is higher than most standard UK models in a similar price range.
To calculate how much it costs to charge your electric vehicle, you first need to look at the cost of the electricity either at your home or the public charging point. You will need this in pence per kilowatt hour.
In simple terms, the calculation is the size of the vehicle’s battery in kWh x electricity cost in pence per kilowatt hour – this will give you the cost to fully charge your vehicle.
This figure, however, should be taken with a pinch of salt as it is unlikely that you will ever charge your vehicle from empty.
COST TO CHARGE AN ELECTRIC CAR AT HOME
Charging your vehicle at home is the easiest and most cost-effective way to power your vehicle. You can charge overnight at a reduced rate and wake up with a full battery, ready to go. Charging an electric vehicle at home costs around £8.40 for a 60kWh vehicle, according to data supplied by Pod Point. This will provide approximately 200 miles of range, depending on your vehicle.
Extra costs are incurred for home charging, as you will likely need to install a home charging unit. These are typically around £1,000, but the majority of electric vehicle owners will be eligible for a Government grant to assist with this cost. You can read more about charging your electric vehicle at home in this article.
The MG ZS EV has a 44.5 kWh battery. The average cost it would take to charge this battery from empty is £6.23. With a range of 163 miles this works out at a staggering 3.8 pence per mile to power our newest model.
CHARGING YOUR VEHICLE AT PUBLIC CHARGE POINTS
Public charging can be a cost-effective way to charge your car – but often charge points require a subscription or limit the amount of time you can charge for.
With most suppliers, you can use a free to download mobile app to find charge points near your location and start your charge. Some slightly older charging stations may require an RFID card, which works in a similar way to a contactless debit card. With an RFID card, charging can be ordered online. With more up-to-date app-enabled charge points, the supplier will set a generic tariff and you can pay for your charge in app.
For operators such as Chargemaster, Source London, Pod Point and Ecotricity, you will need to create an account with the company which usually comes with a yearly or monthly subscription fee, with prices from £4 per month plus the cost of your charge. Often you will find that the pence per minute price is reduced for those signed up to a subscription plan.
Looking specifically at costs, some locations such as hotels and shopping centres will allow you to charge for free, but on average most public chargers cost around £1.50 per hour.
COST TO CHARGE AN ELECTRIC CAR AT RAPID CHARGERS
Rapid chargers, which provide a much faster charge to your vehicle, are typically found at motorway service stations and vary from being free to use, to one of the most expensive ways to charge your electric vehicle. Rapid charging is generally more expensive as the charging stations are more powerful and efficient than a standard public charging point.
Some providers such as Pod Point will offer this service free of charge in selected locations, such as Lidl, whilst other locations from the same provider cost approximately £6.25 for 30 minutes of charging. This is equivalent to around 100 miles of range.
An Ecotricity charger at a motorway service station will cost approximately £3 for 45 minutes of charging, plus 17p for each kWh of electricity. However, if you are an Ecotricity home-energy customer, you get a 50% discount on rapid charging costs.
THE CHEAPEST WAY TO CHARGE YOUR ELECTRIC VEHICLE
If you have the ability to charge your vehicle at home, this is undoubtedly the cheapest option, allowing you to run your electric vehicle for a fraction of the cost of a conventional petrol or diesel vehicle. Charging at public points only is still cheaper than fuel, but your savings will be significantly less, and involves the added stress of finding a public charging point!
Want more information on electric vehicles? Take a look at our full list of articles to find even more useful tips about electric cars and our range.
If you are thinking about buying an electric car, one question you will most certainly have thought about is how long does it take to charge an electric car. With traditional petrol and diesel vehicles taking a matter of minutes to fill up from empty, charging time is a concern amongst those interested in switching to electric.
Electric vehicle charging is slower than conventional fuel-filling because the power is transferred in a different way and at a slower rate. However, with recent developments in rapid charging technologies, charging an electric vehicle does not take as long as you might think!
CHARGING ON THE MOVE
Public charging stations can be found across the UK, with nearly 24,000 public chargers in over 8,000 locations as of June 2019, meaning that finding a power source is easy!
Public charging points are split into two types; fast charging and rapid charging. Fast chargers work between 7kW and 22kW, while rapid chargers work between 43kW and 50kW for even faster charging on the go.
Rapid chargers are the fastest way to charge your electric vehicle, providing 60-200 miles of range in around half an hour, depending on the size of your battery and the exact speed of the charging point. Rapid charging is ideal for longer motorway journeys as you can quickly top up your vehicle whilst giving yourself a rest break too. The MG ZS EV battery is water-cooled specifically for enhanced rapid charging capabilities, and can be charged to 80% in as little as 40 minutes, meaning you’ll be back on the road in no time.
ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING AT HOME
Home charging is the most common way to charge an electric vehicle. How long to charge an electric car at home depends on two factors: the speed of the charging unit and the amount of power you need.
In the UK, the maximum current from a standard plug is 3kW which is a lot smaller than the public charging points mentioned previously. It is also worth bearing in mind that not all home sockets can supply this, and some manufacturers advise not using mains sockets for frequent charging as this can cause overheating. A typical 3 pin plug can supply up to 8 miles of range per hour, leaving you with a longer wait to charge fully. If you do plan to use your mains sockets for electric vehicle charging, please consult an electrician beforehand.
Due to the lower power output from home sockets, many electric vehicle owners often choose to install a faster home charging unit. These are usually around 7kW in power, the same as the minimum public charging points, but 22kW home charging units are available. Home charging points will tend to give around 15-30 miles of range per hour of charge, depending on the vehicle. Using a 7kW home charging unit, the MG ZS EV can be charged to full in around six and a half hours.
It is also worth bearing in mind that similarly to petrol or diesel vehicles, you will rarely need to fully charge your electric car. You should be able to plan journeys similarly to how you would in a traditional vehicle. Think of charging your car in a similar way to charging your phone; you top it up during the day if you need to and give it a full charge at home overnight.
A FEW THINGS THAT AFFECT CHARGE TIMES
There are a few main factors that can affect how long to charge an electric car for. The first of these would be the size of the battery. The bigger your vehicle’s battery capacity, the longer it will take to charge – but also the longer the charge will last. The MG ZS EV has a 44.5kw/h battery, which is larger than some electric vehicle competitors and will ensure an improved range for your vehicle.
Similarly, the state of the battery will affect how long it takes to charge your electric vehicle. Naturally, if you are charging from near empty, this will take longer to charge than if you are topping up from 50%.
The maximum charging rate of the vehicle also affects charging speed. You can only charge an electric vehicle at the maximum charge rate that the vehicle can accept, meaning your car will not charge any faster by using a more powerful charging point. For example, if your vehicle’s maximum charge rate is 7kW, the vehicle will not charge any faster by using a 22kW charge point.
This goes hand in hand with the maximum charging rate of the power source. Even if your vehicle can charge at a higher rate than the charging point, it will only charge as quick as the power source is capable of.
Lastly, environmental factors can affect how long an electric car takes to charge. Colder temperatures can lead to slightly increased charging times, particularly when using a rapid charger, and can also make vehicles less efficient.
If you would like any further information, check out our other articles to find more useful tips and information on electric vehicles.
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