MG 5 EV (2020)

The complete guide to charging your MG 5 EV (2020), covering electric range, how long it takes to charge, how much it costs, and much more.

Last updated: Apr 06, 2022 7 min read

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Key stats
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Range (WLTP):

214 miles

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Electric cost/mile:

7.68p

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Rapid charge:

Yes

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EV type:

Battery electric

Overview


The MG 5 EV is the second full battery release from the reborn MG brand, but it wins the prize as the very first full battery electric estate car on the market. While practicality and exceptional affordability are the key strengths here, the MG 5 EV does pack a rather smart interior and nimble performance. Range is around the 200 mile mark, which gives great utility for the price, while 50kW DC charging capacity gets the job done, but may require the driver to be a little patient with 1 hour stop offs for occasional very long drives.

Charging Details


Charging time for a MG 5

The table below shows the estimated time to charge your MG 5 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 23 h 8 m/h
3.6kW Home / Work 14 h 13 m/h
7kW Home / Work / Public Locations 8 h 24 m/h
22kW Work / Public Locations 8 h 24 m/h
20%-80%
50kW Public Locations 40 min 91 m/30 min
150kW Public Locations 30 min 146 m/30 min


* 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 MG5 with a Type 2 connector at home, work or at a public charging point. There is also a CCS connector for rapid charging.

Slow / Fast: Type 2

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Max AC 1-phase rate: 6.6kW
Max AC 3-phase rate: 6.6kW
Rapid: CCS

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Max DC rate: 80kW
Connector location: Front - Middle
Connector location: Front - Middle

Where you can charge a MG 5

You can charge your MG 5 conveniently at home, plug-in when you arrive at work or top up (mostly for free!) when you're out and about at locations including supermarkets and public car parks.


At Home


3.6kW or 7kW Solo Charger from £799*

Find out more about Smart Home Charging


At Work


3.6kW or 7kW Solo Charger**

Find out more about Workplace EV Charging


Shared parking


3.6kW or 7kW Solo or Twin Charger

Find out more about Residential EV Charging


On Public Networks


3.6kW or 7kW Solo Charger & Rapid Charging***

Charging on the Pod Point Network


* Standard pricing, excludes any grants.
** 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 MG5

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

Place Avg. cost Cost/mile
Home (empty to full)* £13.97 7.68p
Public rapid chargers (20%-80%)** £13.17 12.06p


* 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.

Mg 5 Ev Lifestyle

Vehicle Specs


Range
Official range (WLTP*) 214 miles
Pod Point Confidence Range** 182 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.

Performance
0-62 mph 7.7 seconds
Top speed 115 mph
Engine power 154 bhp / 115 kW
Torque 260 Nm
Battery
Battery size 52.5 kWh
Usable battery (Pod Point estimate) 49.9 kWh
Official battery efficiency (WLTP) 280 Wh/mile
Battery efficiency (Pod Point estimate) 274 Wh/mile
Environmental impact
Official MPG (WLTP) N/A
Official CO2 emissions (WLTP) 0 gCO2/km
CO2 emissions from UK grid electricity usage (Pod Point calculated)* 32 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 MG5 is eligible for the OZEV Plug-in Car and EV chargepoint grants. You will also benefit from £0 road tax and £0 London Congestion Charge.

Purchase
OTR price* £27,495
Vehicle warranty 3 years / unlimited miles
Battery warranty 8 years / 100,000 miles


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

Tax
Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) Amount
Year 1 £0
Years 2-5 £0
Benefit in Kind (BiK) tax year BiK tax rate Annual BiK value
For cars registered after 6 April 2020
22/23 2% £549
23/24 2% £549
24/25 2% £549


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

Local taxes Amount
London Congestion Zone Charge* £0
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
Insurance group 21
Grants*
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 Car Grant up to £1,500 Used to reduce the cost of the vehicle
EST Domestic Charge Point Grant £250 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 Car 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.