Review: New MG5 is an EV estate that ticks all the family car boxes

This practical electric family car has a range of up to 403km, it’s roomy, and safe and comes in under €40,000

"The MG5 has not been tested by EuroNCAP but it does come crammed with safety aids, including Adaptive Cruise Control and Traffic Jam Assist"

Geraldine Herbert

Electric car sales are increasing and demand is outstripping supply, but still many buyers remain unconvinced. Post anything on social media about EVs and a quick scroll will reveal a small but consistent boiling bubble of outrage because “they are too expensive”, “charging takes too long”, “they don’t go far enough”, “the batteries don’t last” — the list goes on. Some concerns are legitimate but most are due to a lack of information.