Is it possible to cross France with an MG5? In this file, we’ll see how long journeys in the MG electric wagon go, using our two reference journeys. Duration, costs and comparison with other cars are in the program.
The MG5 recently entered the electric car market in a fairly new segment: station wagons. As always, MG offers an efficient car at an incredible price. However, we’ll be comparing it to our summer and winter reference journeys to see if this MG5 can really hit the road with no problems, both in terms of value and duration.
As always, the rules will be as follows: the start will be with 100% battery, the finish will be 20% and the car will have to drive at the speed limit. First, we’ll go back to the car’s specs (range, battery, charging power) and then compare them to the reality on the ground. Below you will find tables summarizing the different vehicles involved in this exercise so you can compare which one is best for you.
Features of MG5
The MG5 has a 50 or 61 kWh battery for a claimed WLTP range of 310 or 400 kilometers. We’re focusing today on the version with the 61kWh battery (Extended Range), but we don’t imagine it can cover 400 kilometers non-stop at highway speeds.
Its CCS Combo port ensures that it can be charged on all available networks, for example Ionity, Totalenergies, Allego, Fastned or Tesla Superchargers are open to all when needed.
The maximum charging power is announced at 87 kW, which makes it passable 0-80% battery in 40 minutes under ideal conditions. Unfortunately, this does not make the MG5 one of the queens of fast charging, and we will see below whether it is enough for trips of more than 800 kilometers.
As always, the Better Route Planner will be used to plan routes with a standard fuel consumption reference for the MG5 Extended Range.
Keeping all vehicles under equal conditions, We start trips with 100% battery, given that you have to pay for this top-up at the average price per kWh in France, currently €0.17. 61 kWh represents that time €10.50and we will take this value into account when calculating each base journey.
Fast charging prices have fluctuated over the course of several months, but we estimate here that the average kilowatt-hour charged on the road is €0.68. Depending on the networks, it can be more or less expensive. However, in order to fairly compare all vehicles, we maintain this ratio.
The first major route will simulate a summer vacation from Orléans to Arcachon (530 kilometers) and the winter route will start in Caen and end in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (850 kilometers).
The parameters shown in the Better Route Planner for a summer route are: 25 degrees Celsius outside temperature, no wind, arriving at a charging station with at least 10% battery remaining and 20% reaching the destination. For a winter trip, 0 degrees Celsius is essentially the same except for the weather we choose.
Balance of different routes
It charges one hour for 530 kilometers
Our summer trip from Orléans to Arcachon is well equipped with fast charging stations, allowing even small battery vehicles to pass without any problems. This is true with the needy MG5 Three extras to reach safely with 20% remaining battery.
The Ionity was only used during this trip, with the first charge taking 11 minutes and two longer ones at 29 and 24 minutes, respectively.
The price associated with these fast payments is estimated at around 45 euros. Adding the initial home load, we get a the price of this summer trip is 55 euros. Average consumption is rated at 215 Wh/km, which corresponds to a 280 km range from 100% to 0%.
In winter, it is charged every 100 kilometers
The conditions of our winter reference route are particularly difficult for electric vehicles. In addition to the length of the trip (850 kilometers), the 0 degree temperature associated with the positive altitude at the end of the route tests the MG5.
In practice, A Better Route Planner offers seven refills for a total of 2 hours and 36 minutes. The longest distance between two charges is just over 150 kilometers of driving distance before charging. Next, it requires charging every 100 kilometers on average.
Fortunately, the density of fast chargers is such that it does not cause problems to reach the destination, even means stopping relatively often. The cost of fast charging is estimated at around €112, and adding the cost of charging at home, this is The fare for this winter trip is 122 euros.
In terms of consumption, it is rated at 252 W/km or 17% more than the summer trip. The autonomy of the MG5 is about 240 kilometers with this consumption, and the WLTP announced that it is more than 400 kilometers.
Consumption, charging cost and range
We summarize the costs and charging times (including charging at home for €10.50) in the table below, and you will be able to imagine where the car you are interested in is located with our examples. similar route.
|transportation||The price of a summer trip||Summer loading time||Total summer travel time|
|Tesla Model 3 Driver||36 – 49 €||31 min||5 hours 09 minutes|
|Tesla Model 3 Long Autonomy||31 – 45 €||13-25 min||4 hours 56 minutes|
|Kia EV6 58 kWh||52 – 60 €||38-43 min||5 hours and 30 minutes|
|BMW i4||48 – 58 €||22 – 37 min||5 hours and 11 minutes|
|Hyundai Ioniq 5||72 €||36 min||5 hours and 16 minutes|
|Mercedes-Benz EQS||44 €||14 min||4 hours 48 minutes|
|Tesla Model Y Drive||46 €||34 min||5 hours and 30 minutes|
|MG MG4 64kWh||66 €||49 min||5 hours 39 minutes|
|Renault Megane e-tech EV60||67 €||56 min||5 hours 40 minutes|
|Kia EV6 77 kWh||56 €||26 min||5 hours 07 minutes|
|Hyundai Kona 64kWh||61 €||58 min||5 hours 47 minutes|
|Peugeot e-208||73 €||1 hour and 13 minutes||6 hours 09 minutes|
|Tesla Model S Poster||46 €||14 min||4 hours 52 minutes|
|Tesla Model S||34 €||9 min||4 hours 47 minutes|
|Skoda Enyak iV 80||51 €||27 min||5 hours 01 min|
|Skoda Enyaq iV Coupe 60||58 €||42 min||5 hours and 19 minutes|
|Volkswagen ID. Buzz||82 €||48 min||5 hours 37 minutes|
|MG MG5||55 €||1 hour 03 minutes||5 hours 40 minutes|
|Porsche Taycan||61 €||19 min||4 hours 51 minutes|
|Mercedes EQE 300||43 €||23 min||4 hours 54 minutes|
|transportation||The cost of winter travel||Winter driving charging time||Total winter travel time|
|Tesla Model 3 Driver||102 €||1 hour 42 minutes||9:16 a.m|
|Tesla Model 3 Long Autonomy||101.3 €||1 hour 02 minutes||8:27 a.m|
|Kia EV6 58 kWh||120 €||1 hour 54 minutes||9 hours 59 minutes|
|BMW i4||147 €||1 hour 32 minutes||9 hours 08 minutes|
|Hyundai Ioniq 5||145 €||1 hour 29 minutes||9:14|
|Mercedes-Benz EQS||115 €||50 min||8 hours 03 minutes|
|Tesla Model Y Drive||120 €||1 hour 46 minutes||9 hours 42 minutes|
|MG MG4||109 – 141 €||2 hours and 23 minutes||10 hours 02 minutes|
|Renault Megane e-tech EV60||104 – 139 €||2 hours and 12 minutes||9 hours 49 minutes|
|Kia EV6 77 kWh||143 €||1 hour and 14 minutes||8 hours 54 minutes|
|Hyundai Kona 64kWh||98 – 132 €||2 hours and 24 minutes||10 hours 01 minutes|
|Peugeot e-208||168 €||2 hours 49 minutes||10 hours 59 minutes|
|Tesla Model S Poster||104 €||42 min||8 hours 05 minutes|
|Tesla Model S||88 €||33 min||7 hours 55 minutes|
|Skoda Enyak iV 80||113 €||1 hour and 18 minutes||8:33|
|Skoda Enyaq iV Coupe 60||118 €||1 hour 46 minutes||9 hours 04 minutes|
|Volkswagen ID. Buzz||182 €||2 hours 04 minutes||9 hours 41 minutes|
|MG MG5||122 €||2 hours 36 minutes||10 hours 01 minutes|
|Porsche Taycan||146 €||58 min||8 hours 05 minutes|
|Mercedes EQE 300||112 €||1 hour 09 minutes||8:32|
The MG5 can cross France, even if it takes its time
It is indeed possible to cross France in MG5, but obviously you need to take your time and refill quite often. With a charging time of over an hour, the MG5 is at the bottom of the table for a summer trip, on par with the Renault Mégane E-Tech or the Hyundai Kona.
Tesla Model Y Propulsion with a comparably sized battery a recharge time halved, is significant enough to note. In terms of price, this MG5 journey is approx 10.40 euros per 100 kilometers. For comparison, this is equivalent to traveling in a thermal car, which consumes about 6 liters per 100 kilometers.
For winter travel, higher consumption means significantly higher costs. This is so 14.35 euros per 100 kilometers for MG5 in winter, or 38% more than the summer route. Travel time comes in at 10 hours, which puts the MG5 on par with the Hyundai Kona or Kia EV6 58kWh.
It is possible to optimize the price of long journeys using subscriptions on Ionity, Tesla or Fastned, however this is only useful for big wheels. If the rates associated with these long journeys scare you, remember that the MG5, charged daily at home, shows a price of about two euros per 100 kilometers, which is not possible in a thermal car.
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