Electric vehicles (EVs) help MG Motor UK break all records as sales pass 30,000 so far in 2021

The UK’s fastest-growing mainstream car brand, MG Motor, has broken a new record, surpassing 30,000 new registrations in 2021. Much of the company’s success has been down to its plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and battery electric vehicles (BEVs).

The 30,000th new MG of 2021 was registered over the weekend as the company is on target to smash all of its previous records. In 2020, it sold a total of 18,415 cars, putting 2021 registrations already 11,585 ahead.

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In November, the brand saw an astonishing 383.1 percent year-on-year sales increase in the same month that the New MG ZS EV arrived within its rapidly developing dealer network.

It’s no wonder the New MG ZS EV electric sports utility vehicle (SUV) has been so popular offering a good balance of size and value with prices starting from £28,495. It’s also a practical family car with a range of up to 273 miles (440km) and can be charged up to 80 percent in just over an hour.

At the midpoint of the year, MG saw a 76.3 percent growth year-on-year in the UK, outselling its total 2019 volume by the end of June. A big part of the British carmaker’s success is down to the sales of its electric vehicles (EVs). These continue to increase and break records for the company.

This was propelled by its incredible all-electric car performance in the first half of the year that accounted for  31.4 percent of MG’s sales. MG’s zero-emissions models include the MG ZS EV electric sports utility vehicle (SUV) and the MG5 EV electric estate car.

MG Motor UK Commercial Director, Guy Pigounakis, said: “At the start of the year, we set out an ambition of achieving 30,000 registrations and are delighted to  have surpassed this well before the end of the year.

“It shows just how much demand there is for MG’s great value, well-equipped and high quality cars, especially our booming EV models which currently account for almost half our total sales.

“Our customers and dealers are fully engaged and MG is poised for long-term, sustainable growth, with more extremely exciting developments to come as we head into 2022.”

Ian Osborne
Ian Osborne
Editor-in-Chief at ElectricDrives

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