So after a quick lesson in electric car driving at Doyle Motors, I was off and away. Silently. But silent doesn’t necessarily equate with slow, and I was seriously impressed with the acceleration on the MG ZS EV. It’s incredibly simple to drive and as smooth as gliding.
And the silence means you can better appreciate the crystal clear entertainment system, complete with DAB radio and seamless connectivity to your own playlist.
Comfort and style are a given with a company of MG’s pedigree. Alloy wheels and a large grille at the front give the car style and substance.
Is the car a head turner? Yes, absolutely – in fact, I was even stopped by a couple of pedestrians just after our photo shoot for a natter about the car. They were impressed enough to say they would book a test drive.
On an island just three miles by eight, electric for many will be the way to go. For those looking to go further afield, it’s important to know just what’s under the bonnet and how far it’ll take you.
The car is powered by a 44.5kWh, water-cooled lithium-ion battery, and you can enjoy a driving range of up to 163 miles from a single charge on the WLTP combined cycle.
It’s a car of the future in more ways than one, and if the future is all of us moving smoothly and silently – although with some warning for pedestrians – then the MG ZS EV is a pretty good starting point for anyone on the electric journey.