seaneb
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MG battery factory

Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:43 pm

I took my Outlander PHEV for service at my local Mitsi dealer who also happens to be an MG dealer. I like the MG SZ full electric. It's got a bigger boot than the Niro or Kona.
##The salesman told me that MG are about to start making their own batteries in a new purpose built factory.
:shock:

michael8554
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Joined: Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:16 am

Re: MG battery factory

Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:22 pm

I skimmed through a video review by EV Man, I got the impression it wasn't the best equipped or built but was a bargain.
2014 3H, 20K Miles
Bought June 2019
Rolec 32Amp EVSE
Wiltshire UK

michael8554
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Joined: Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:16 am

Re: MG battery factory

Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:20 am

The proposed factory in Wales never reached fruition, it may now be built in Northumberland:

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/tech ... igafactory

Michael
2014 3H, 20K Miles
Bought June 2019
Rolec 32Amp EVSE
Wiltshire UK

Nibbo
Posts: 101
Joined: Fri May 31, 2019 4:55 am

Re: MG battery factory

Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:02 am

michael8554 wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:22 pm
I skimmed through a video review by EV Man, I got the impression it wasn't the best equipped or built but was a bargain.
I watched a video also by an EV fan who owned a Jaguar I-Pace, in his opinion the MG was a better build quality that his Jaguar?
Not tried one myself but they do look like a bargain...

greendwarf
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Joined: Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:32 pm

Re: MG battery factory

Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:59 am

As I need to go EV later in the year because of the withdrawal of hybrids from the London Congestion Charge exemption, I was also very impressed by the MG as an option - especially the MG5 estate (I need the carrying capacity) but I would miss the paddles and it can't mount roof bars. :o

The other option is to buy a smaller EV as a second car for commuting like the Fiat 500 or even an old Leaf. :idea:

ThudnBlundr
Posts: 750
Joined: Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:18 am
Location: Yorkshire end of M1, UK

Re: MG battery factory

Tue Jun 15, 2021 7:36 am

We have a 2015 ZOE for commuting - it does ~10k miles a year driving into Leeds and back. It cost ~£5k 3½ years ago, and the same 2015 R240 (22kWh) model sells for much the same price now.
2015 GX4hs since 03/18
2015 Renault Zoe R240 owner since 11/17

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