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MG ZS EV costs, insurance, warranty & tax

Running costs for private buyers will be very low, and upcoming tax changes will make the MG ZS EV extremely attractive as a company car

Overall rating

3.5 out of 5

Running costs & insurance rating

4.5 out of 5

Price
£28,244 - £30,744
Fuel Type:
Electric
Insurance groupWarrantyService interval2021/22 company-car tax cost (20%/40%)
22Seven years / 80,000 milesTBCFrom £57 / £114

Nothing about the ZS EV makes it expensive to own: electricity is cheaper than petrol, road tax is zero for the time being, company-car tax is low (and will be zero in the next financial year) and even servicing will be less expensive than for the petrol equivalent.

Simply put, the ZS EV will be one of cheapest-to-run family SUVs you can buy.

MG ZS EV insurance group

The ZS EV's insurance group has been confirmed as 22, but while the petrol variant only falls into groups 10-14, the ZS should be among the most affordable electric cars to insure on the market.

Warranty

MG's warranty cover is very impressive, matching Kia's seven-year duration and covering both the batteries and the car. Its mileage limit of 80,000 is not quite as high as Kia's 100,000, but electric-car drivers are less likely to cover high mileages, so the MG's cover should be very appealing to many buyers for the long-term peace of mind it offers.

Servicing

MG offers service plans on its electric cars from as little as £6 per month, with repayments spread over two to five years. The service plans cover periodic maintenance, safety inspections and 12 months' AA roadside assistance.

Road tax

As with all zero-emissions cars, the ZS EV doesn't attract any road tax. That may change in future years as the number of electric cars on the road goes up, but for now it's one less bill to worry about. Electric cars also enjoy only 1% Benefit-in-Kind tax during the 2021-22 financial year, with the rate rising to just 2% for 2022/23 and the following two financial years.  

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