What Car? says...
The problem with electric cars – particularly those of the SUV variety – is that, while they're cheap to run, they can be rather expensive to buy in the first place. There is one notable exception, though – the MG ZS EV.
Ever since MG was relaunched by a Chinese company, the once-famous British sports car brand has concentrated on building value-focused models, with steadily increasing success. The MG ZS is its one of its most rounded models to date, so it’s hardly surprising that it was chosen as a basis for the MG's first electric car.
Yes - it came top among electric cars in our 2022 What Car? Reliability Survey, and MG as a brand came ninth out of 32 car makers. Read more here
The Long Range version can officially manage 273 miles, while the entry-level model promises 198 miles. Of course, official ranges are very hard to match in real-world driving. Read more here
We recommend the Long Range model in SE trim. Its 273-mile official range makes it very usable, while SE trim includes all the essentials, without pushing the price too high. Read more here
You get plenty of safety kit, including automatic emergency braking, as standard – and the ZS EV received a five-star write-up from Euro NCAP. Read more here
The standard 10.1in touchscreen infotainment system incorporates a DAB radio, Bluetooth and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone mirroring. The operating system could be more intuitive, though. Read more here
The electric ZS EV has a boot capacity of 470 litres, so it gives you more luggage space than the petrol MG ZS (448), and also the Kia Niro EV and Peugeot e-2008. Read more here