Within the Supertest, the MG 4 Luxurious elbowed towards the Megane e-Tech. However the Chinese language compact drives the purpose house in relation to recharging!
MG is giving itself the means to realize its ambitions with its new electrical compact: the MG 4 manages to rise to the extent of the European benchmarks in its section, whether or not when it comes to street efficiency and autonomy: over a journey of 500 km by the freeway, we famous a mean consumption of 25.4 kWh/100 km, or 243 km of whole autonomy. The Volkswagen ID.3 and Renault Megane e-Tech EV60 do the identical with related circumstances. And the Chinese language shares pretty related charging capacities with them, with 10-80% in 35 minutes, on paper.
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Charging in a nutshell
- AC energy max. : 11kW
- DC energy max. : 135kW
- AC charging time (10-100%): 6.5 hours
- DC charging time (10-80%): 35 min.
- DC energy max. noticed: 144 kW @ 53%
- Common energy noticed: 109 kW
Charging curve for the MG 4 Luxurious: a helpful full tank in 25 minutes
On our first hands-on, we clocked the MG 4’s typical recharge at half-hour. It was already significantly better than its opponents and exceeded the guarantees of the brochures. That is certainly one of MG’s needs, which is able to sacrifice the values of its pads in order to not give prospects disagreeable surprises, with a view to higher fulfill them. Fairly the other of different producers, however we’re not relaunching the controversy. Nevertheless, throughout this recharge, we had noticed a gap between 53 and 55% cost, dropping greater than 4 minutes.
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Which was not the case this time round. At all times below the identical circumstances, apart from a colder temperature, the MG 4 introduced a relentless and copious recharging curve for a automobile of this dimension. Thus, the 10-80% claimed barely 25 minutes, which makes the compact one of many quickest to refill after the Koreans on the 800 V e-GMP platform! After all, the portions are very totally different, however its common charging energy of 109 kW has nothing to be ashamed of both: that’s greater than with a Nissan Ariya or a Mannequin Y Efficiency, and it’s a document on this class!
Intimately, the 4 has an extended plateau revolving round 135 kW on common as much as 60%, the place the curve begins to drop. The ability drop is steep, but it surely stabilizes fairly between 65-85%. At 80%, the automobile nonetheless collects 58 kW of energy, or -59.7% in comparison with the height noticed on this curve.
The top of cost is not any much less attention-grabbing because it takes 9 minutes extra to get 90%. However there is no such thing as a want to remain plugged in any longer because it takes 29 minutes to complete charging… to 98%. A habits that we had already seen earlier than. However the phenomenon doesn’t happen when recharging with alternating present: we’ve certainly recovered the car with a 100% cost. Lastly, throughout an extended drive, we noticed no distinction in fast-charging efficiency with the battery preconditioning to be activated manually.
|10 to 80%||80 to 100%||10 to 100%|
|Charging time (in min)||25||38||63|
|Autonomy gained (in km)||170||49||219|
Autonomy recovered: 185 km in half-hour
Common powers and recharging instances solely have actual which means when consumption, and due to this fact autonomy, enters the equation. Based mostly on our consumption measurements, the MG 4 is ready to get better 129 km in quarter-hour and 185 km in half an hour. It’s fairly merely the perfect accessible electrical car, the Peugeot e-208 having the ability to cowl 161 km in half-hour, whereas above the Chinese language solely massive SUVs with higher gear are discovered (193 km in half-hour with the Ford Mustang Mach-E for instance). You’ll have to pay much more to get higher.
|Charging time (in min)||15||30||45||60|
|Autonomy gained (in km)||129||185||209||211|
Value of MG 4 Luxurious recharges
The MG 4 consumes a mean of 45.30 kWh between 10 and 80% load, in response to the data communicated and invoiced by the terminals. Ionity very logically stays the costliest of the options, rising the fee worth on the motorway to €18.38/100 km. At Fastned, we discover a ultimate value of €15.71/100 km.
|Unit worth (€/kWh)||0,69||0,59||0,49||0,40|
|Whole worth (10-80%)||31,3||26,7||22,2||18,12|
|Value worth (€/100 km)||18,4||15,7||13,1||10,7|
Journey time for 500 km: 5 h 21
Meant for the best quantity, and due to this fact for newcomers on the earth of electrical mobility, the MG 4 doesn’t supply a route planner: the GPS solely communicates the journey time. It doesn’t give any indication of the terminals the place it’s essential to refuel, and doesn’t alert the motive force to the truth that the vacation spot is out of attain. Thankfully, the remaining vary indicator appears a bit of higher calibrated than on board the ZS EV, however it will probably nonetheless be deceptive as a result of vital variations in consumption from one state of affairs to a different.
Renault Megane e-Tech check: charging and journey instances from our Supertest
It’s due to this fact essential to depend on unbiased planners, reminiscent of ABRP or Chargemap. Each supply a route with three stops, however Chargemap is extra detailed in its forecasts: it gives for arrivals in entrance of the terminals with lower than 20% cost, saving time, not like ABRP. Benefit to the French software on this one, which anticipates 56 minutes of recharging towards 76 minutes with ABRP.
In our case, we counted a complete of 49 minutes of recharging, in three stops. Added to the standard journey time (4 h 20) and the evolution packages on the areas (3 x 4 minutes), this brings the journey time for 500 km to five h 21. The flexibility is fairly exceptional for this electrical compact which has among the best journey instances in its class. As soon as once more, will probably be mandatory to decide on a much bigger car to go sooner. For comparability, keep in mind that the Renault Megane e-Tech and Volkswagen ID.3 Professional introduced instances of 5:42 and 5:35 respectively on the identical route.
What’s the Supertest?
Lovers of numbers and allergic to official knowledge sheets, the Supertest, Vehicle-Propre’s new check format, is made for you, bringing collectively knowledge collected throughout a check in actual circumstances and in response to a clear and exact protocol. We are going to add them on the Wednesday following the publication of the second half devoted to the MG 4 Luxurious to our abstract article permitting to match the values famous of the fashions examined, which is able to make all the worth of the part.
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