MG confirms launch of three new EVs by 2021

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MG is setting its sights on electrified vehicles to act as the tip of its fleet sales increases with two new plug-in hybrid models and a new EV.

The forthcoming MG electric sports car may resemble the 2017 E-Motion concept

The forthcoming MG electric sports car may resemble the 2017 E-Motion concept

Following the launch of the new MG ZS EV – a sub-£25k B-segment SUV with 163 miles range and seven-year warranty as standard – MG has now confirmed that by 2021 a new all-wheel drive electric sports car will join its line-up, as well as two new plug-in hybrid models, as first reported by Fleet World last year.

Speculatively, these are likely to take the form of plug-in hybrid versions of the Qashqai-sized MG HS and D-segment MG Hector SUV while the electric model is likely to be based on the 2017 E-Motion concept (pictured). In addition, a conventionally-powered replacement model for the MG GS is expected to launch in Q4 this year.

Unlike other manufacturers that have struggled to match supply to demand due to a shortage of battery availability, MG has capacity to spare, according to MG’s parent company SAIC. The firm says that its already up-and-running Gigafactory is capable of producing in the region of 300,000 electric vehicle batteries each year. As a group, SAIC sold approximately 140,000 NEVs (New Energy Vehicle) in 2018, meaning drivers will not face long lead times for its EVs.

The firm, currently sold in the UK only, plans to rollout in Europe imminently.

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Jonathan Musk

Jonathan turned to motoring journalism in 2013 having founded, edited and produced Autovolt - one of the UK's leading electric car publications. He has also written and produced books on both Ferrari and Hispano-Suiza, while working as an international graphic designer for the past 15 years. As the automotive industry moves towards electrification, Jonathan brings a near-unrivalled knowledge of EVs and hybrids to Fleet World Group.