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Everything You Need to Know About the MG Electric Cars


MG is one of the fastest-growing car brands in Australia, ranking in the top 5 in total sales in the first quarter of 2023. Spearheading this growth are its electric car sales, ranking it the fourth best-selling electric car brand in Australia in 2022. In this article, we'll answer some common questions about MG electric cars.

Does MG Have a Fully Electric Car?

Yes, MG currently has a single electric car model for sale in Australia the MG ZS EV. MG will be launching the MG 4, a small electric hatchback in the second half of 2023.

How Much Does the New Electric MG Car Cost?

MG ZS EV charging

The cost of an MG electric car will depend on the model and variant you purchase.

MG ZS EV Price

Prices for the MG ZS EV start from $43,990 to $55,990 before on-road costs nationwide (before state incentives).

All MG electric car models are capable of charging at up to 11kW AC and 80kW DC speeds, with exterior vehicle-to-load (V2L) capability via the front charging port. But, a separate V2L adapter accessory purchase is required from the dealer.

Standard Range models use a longer-lasting and cobalt-free 49kWh usable lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) battery, whereas the Long Range adopts a more common and energy dense 68.3kWh usable nickel-manganese-cobalt (NMC) chemistry.

MG 4 Price

Final pricing for the MG 4 has yet to be confirmed by MG Australia but it has been rumoured it will start from the low $40,000 mark.

What is the Range of an Electric MG on a Full Charge?

MG ZS EV on the road

The range of an electric MG car varies depending on the model.

MG ZS EV Range

The MG ZS EV, for example, has a range of up to 320 km for the Standard Range and 440 km for the Extended Range.

MG 4 Range

MG 4 EV will be available in three variants providing up to 450km of claimed WLTP driving range

Is MG a Chinese brand?

MG interior

Yes, MG is a British automotive brand that is owned by the Chinese company SAIC Motor Corporation Limited. On 22 July 2005, the Nanjing Automobile Group purchased the rights to the MG brand along with other assets of the MG Rover Group (except the production line for the ZS model) for £53 million.

How Reliable are MG Electric Cars?

It is difficult to say for sure how reliable the MG electric cars are since they are still relatively new to the Australian market. MG however offers a very strong warranty for its electric cars indicating confidence in its reliability.

The MG ZS EV is covered by a seven-year, unlimited kilometre vehicle warranty, battery warranty, roadside assistance, and capped price servicing scheme.

How Long do MG Electric Car Batteries Last?

MG ZS EV battery pack

The battery life of an MG electric car will depend on several factors such as usage, charging habits, and environmental conditions. MG offers an eight-year or 160,000 km warranty on its electric car batteries, which suggests that the batteries are expected to last for a significant amount of time.

MG is quickly establishing itself as a key player in the electric car space. Buoyed by the success of its popular MG ZS EV, MG will look to build on that success when the MG 4 becomes available for sale in 2023.

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Danny Thai

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Danny is a consultant and entrepreneur working at the cutting edge of the electric vehicle and energy transition. He is passionate about educating and helping consumers make better decisions through data. He is the founder of zecar and is currently the EV Innovation Manager at Endeavour Energy.

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