MG Extends £3000 Plug-in Grant Until March 31st

Published Date: 22nd Mar 2021

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MG has committed to subsidising the governments plug-in grant scheme until 31st March 2021, meaning the revised grant of £2500 will be topped-up by MG to £3000.

The government recently announced changes to the plug-in grant scheme, reducing the grant from £3000 to £2500 and lowering the qualifying vehicles retail value from £50,000 to £35,000. The government cited the evolving EV car market as the reason for the changes as electric cars become more affordable.

MG’s commercial director said “At MG, we believe in ensuring our customers are as happy as they can be with their new cars and in recognition that many of them will have made the decision to buy an MG EV with the £3,000 grant funding in mind, we have decided to honour that for all purchasers who order a new MG ZS Electric or MG5 EV for delivery before the end of this month.”

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The offer means that customers ordering a new MG ZS Electric compact SUV or MG5 EV Estate before the end of March will still be effectively receive the £3000 grant subsided by MG.

MG has been re-establishing the brand in the UK over the last few years and its new cars are backed by a generous 7-year warranty and an expanding network of dealers.

The MG5 EV Estate

We recently wrote an in-depth review of the all-new MG5 EV which represents something of a rarity, a traditional and spacious estate car that is full electric. It has a range of up to 214 miles (combined figure) and fast charging capabilities. Price-wise you can currently pick a new MG5 EV deal from UK Car Discount for under £22,000 which represents fantastic value, making it cheaper than many much smaller EV cars.

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The MG5 EV is also punchy when needed, it can get you from 0-60mph in close to 7.5 seconds with a top speed of 115mph.

The MG ZS Electric Compact SUV

MG ZS Electric is a compact SUV that offer a range of up to 167 miles (combined), if you’re looking for a full electric alternative to other popular compact SUVs like the Nissan Juke and Renault Captur then it is worth putting on your shortlist. You get a choice of two trim-levels, the entry-level Excite or the Exclusive model.

Both trim-levels feature very-nice interior cabin quality (Exclusive model pictured right) and plenty of standard equipment. Inside you get an 8-inch touchscreen with navigation and smartphone mirroring with Android Auto/Apple CarPlay. There’s also plenty of driver aids too, including rear parking sensors, active emergency braking, lane keep assist, lane departure warning and ‘Traffic Jam Assist (can move your car forward and brake in slow moving traffic).

Top grade Exclusive trim get some additional driver tech including a rear camera, blind spot detection and rear cross traffic alert.

Excite models get fabric upholstery while Exclusive models get Leather ‘Style’ seats.

You contact UK Car Discount on 0161 946 3500 for more info on MG’s extended offer, order before 31st March to take advantage of the additional £500 subsidy.