Why the MG EHS Plug-in Hybrid is suited for every day emission-free driving

20-09-2021
Electric driving is very much alive among the European population. Currently, Europe has the largest share of EVs in its total new car sales. But not everyone is ready for it yet. Many drivers are interested in electric driving, but are unsure whether the range on a single battery charge is sufficient for their needs. Find out why the MG EHS Plug-in Hybrid is the ideal electric car to start with if you aren’t 100% convinced yet.

In recent years, various studies have shown that a majority of European motorists think electric cars will only become interesting if they can cover at least 500 kilometres on a single battery charge. But is such a range really necessary? Check it out and be honest with yourself: how many kilometres do you actually drive per day? And how often do you travel (very) long distances?

Let’s give you an idea of ​​the averages in Europe. According to data from the European Commission, European motorists drive just 38 kilometres on average a day! If we only look at our daily commuter traffic, then we cover just 28.5 kilometres on average, which takes less than half an hour. Furthermore, our cars are parked for an average of 23 hours a day. Plenty of time to recharge the battery, right?

Of course, these are all averages. Every motorist has his own travel pattern and we all travel to a distant destination from time to time. However, these figures do show that many motorists can switch to an electric car already, without having to adjust their travel pattern.

Advanced and versatile powertrain

If for whatever reason you aren’t ready for a 100% electric car yet, the MG EHS Plug-in Hybrid is the perfect car to start with. This spacious and luxuriously family SUV offers an advanced powertrain which offers the best of both worlds.

With a simple push on the EV Mode button, the MG EHS Plug-in Hybrid can cover a distance up to 52 kilometres purely electric and thus emission-free with a fully charged battery, according to the WLTP test method. That’s more than the 38 kilometres Europeans drive on average per day and far more than the average distance from home to work and back. This means the EHS Plug-in Hybrid is ideal for many European motorists to drive their daily journeys purely electric and emission-free.

When you need to drive a longer distance, you can count on the 1.5 Turbo petrol engine, which is then optimally supported by the electric motor. As a result, the EHS Plug-in Hybrid offers impressive performance with a fierce response to the accelerator pedal and high torque at low revs. In the sportiest driving mode, the petrol and electric motor deliver a combined output of 190 kW (258 ps) and 490 Nm of torque. This accelerates the SUV from 0 to 100 km/h in just 6.9 seconds. In the meantime, MG’s Electric Hybrid System is extremely low on fuel. With an average consumption of just 1.8 l/100 km and a 37 litre fuel tank, you can theoretically cover a very large distance without having to recharge or refuel.

The MG EHS Plug-in Hybrid is therefore perfectly suited for daily emission-free commuting, without having to worrie about anything during long journeys. This C-segment PHEV is in many ways ideal to embrace electric driving, if you aren’t ready for an all-electric MG like the ZS EV or Marvel R Electric yet. It can even tow a trailer of up to 1,500 kg!

Want to know more? Find out everything about the MG EHS Plug-in Hybrid.

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