Longer range MG5 EV launched

Larger battery capacity extends range on MG's popular electric estate.

MG now offers a longer-range vrsion of its MG5 EV estate, with a larger capacity battery extending the WLTP distance to 250 miles on a charge.

Offered alongside the existing model - with a range of 214 miles - sees the plug-in estate top the charts in terms of range per price of any EV on sale in the UK.

A new 61.1 kWh battery explains the range increase, and the MG will charge to 80% in an hour from a 50 kW DC rapid charge point, or 40 minutes from a 100 kW DC unit. A 100% charge on an AC unit will take around nine and a half hours.

Power remains the same at 115 kW (156 hp), with 260 Nm of torque and a 0-60mph time of 7.3 seconds. As with all MG products, the MG5 EV comes with a 7 year/80,000 mile warranty.

It also features MG Pilot, the company's suite of driver assistance systems, including lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, traffic jam assist, and active emergency brake.

The MG5 EV Long Range model starts at £26,495 (inc. OZEV grant), and is available to buy now.