MG HS Plug-in Hybrid (2020)

The complete guide to charging your MG HS Plug-in Hybrid (2020), covering electric range, how long it takes to charge, how much it costs, and much more.

Last updated: Apr 05, 2024 7 min read

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Key stats
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Range (WLTP):

32 miles

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Electric cost/mile:


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Rapid charge:


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EV type:

Plug-in hybrid


MG takes its first step into the world of PHEVs with a plug-in hybrid version of its flagship SUV and, at £30,000 for the base ‘Excite’ model, it’s a strong contender for the most affordable PHEV SUV on the market. But don’t worry - its interior retains the familiar comfort, quality, and silent running of MG’s HS series. It boasts a pure electric range of 32 miles, which can be refilled in as little as three hours on a 7kW charger, although the Chinese firm claims it can extend to 43 miles in urban conditions.

Charging Details

Charging time for a MG HS Plug-in Hybrid

The table below shows the estimated time to charge your HS Plug-in Hybrid from empty to full. For rapid charging, we show the time to charge from 20% - 80%, as charging tends to slow outside this range to protect the battery.

Charging method Typically found at Charging time* Range/hour**
Empty to full
3-pin plug Home 7 h 4 m/h
3.6kW Home / Work 5 h 7 m/h
7kW Home / Work / Public Locations 5 h 12 m/h
22kW Work / Public Locations 3 h 12 m/h
50kW Public Locations N/A N/A
150kW Public Locations N/A N/A

* Based on Pod Point estimates, charging time can differ based on the ambient temperature, the state of the battery (e.g. empty or half full) and variation in charging rate. Max charging rate may also be limited by the vehicle.
** Range per hour is the number of miles you can expect to get from an hour of charging at the relevant rate.

Connector type and charging rates

You can charge your MG HS Plug-in Hybrid with a Type 2 connector at home, work or at a public charging point.

Slow / Fast: Type 2

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Max AC 1-phase rate: 3.7kW
Max AC 3-phase rate: 6.6kW
Connector location: Right Side - Rear

Where you can charge a MG HS Plug-in Hybrid

You can charge your MG HS Plug-in Hybrid conveniently at home, plug-in when you arrive at work or top up when you're out and about at locations including supermarkets and public car parks.

At Home

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7kW Solo Charger

Find out more about Smart Home Charging

At Work

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7kW Solo Charger*

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Built Environment Charging

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7kW Solo or Twin Charger

Find out more about Built Environment Charging
On Public Networks

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7kW Solo Charger & Rapid Charging**

Charging on the Pod Point Network

* Other charging options are also available, speak to our team for more information.
** Available for vehicles with either CCS or CHAdeMO connectors.

Cost to charge

Cost of charging a MG HS Plug-in Hybrid

The cost of charging your car will vary between home, work and public chargepoints (below are our estimates). Charging on the Pod Point Network can be accessed through the Pod Point App.

Place Avg. cost Cost/mile
Home (empty to full)* £4.18 15.38p
Public rapid chargers (20%-80%)** N/A N/A

* Assumes tariff of 28p/kWh. The cost of home charging will vary depending on your electricity rate.
** Assumes tariff of 44p/kWh applicable to most network rapid chargers as of April 2022.

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Vehicle Specs

Official range (WLTP*) 32 miles
Pod Point Confidence Range** 27 miles

* For information on "WLTP" and more, please visit our Electric Vehicle Dictionary.
** Pod Point Confidence Range is the maximum distance we’d be confident driving on electric power between charges. Real range will depend on various factors including driving conditions, personal driving style, outside temperature, heating / air conditioning, etc.

0-62 mph 7.1 seconds
Top speed 118 mph
Engine power 255 bhp / 190 kW
Torque 370 Nm
Battery size 16.6 kWh
Usable battery (Pod Point estimate) 14.9 kWh
Official battery efficiency (WLTP) 385 Wh/mile
Battery efficiency (Pod Point estimate) 549 Wh/mile
Environmental impact
Official MPG (WLTP) 156 mpg
Official CO2 emissions (WLTP) 43 gCO2/km
CO2 emissions from UK grid electricity usage (Pod Point calculated)* 64 gCO2/km

* This metric estimates the environmental impact of driving your electric vehicle based on how the electricity that powers your car is generated. We take the average carbon intensity across the UK grid measured throughout 2021 to calculate the expected grams of CO2 emitted per 1 km driven. The actual number will vary by region, when you charge (e.g. carbon intensity is usually lower overnight period) and whether your electricity comes from more renewable sources than the average.

Purchase, Tax & Grants

The MG HS Plug-in Hybrid is only eligible for the EV chargepoint grant, but you will benefit from £0 year 1 road tax.

OTR price* £31,095
Vehicle warranty 7 years / 80,000 miles
Battery warranty 7 years / 80,000 miles

* On-the-road price including Plug-in Grant, if applicable.

Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) Amount
Year 1 £0
Years 2-5 £155
Benefit in Kind (BiK) tax year BiK tax rate Annual BiK value
For cars registered after 6 April 2020
22/23 12% £3,725
23/24 12% £3,725
24/25 12%


* For further information including how to calculate personal BiK liabilities, please visit our Electric Car Tax guide.

Local taxes Amount
London Congestion Zone Charge* £15
Ultra Low Emission Zone Charge** £0

* A £10 annual registration fee will still apply to each vehicle.
** For further information on London's Ultra Low Emission Zones (ULEZ), please visit our ULEZ guide.

Insurance group 27
Grant name Eligibility Amount Benefit
OZEV EV chargepoint grant £350 Can be used to reduce the cost of a home charger with installation
OZEV Plug-in Grant £0 Used to reduce the cost of the vehicle
EST Domestic Charge Point Grant (currently unavailable) £300 Can be used in Scotland in addition to the EV chargepoint grant to reduce the cost of a home charger with installation

* Prices for vehicles are typically displayed with the Plug-in grant discount already applied. Home charging grants are dependent on status of the grant, and subject to eligibility requirements of the applicant as well as the vehicle.