MG expects to hit a ‘tipping point’ for electrified vehicle take-up next year, with more than 50% of its volumes expected to be plug-in.
The brand says it’s already ahead of the curve, reflected by the fact that last month’s largest single shipment of MGs into the UK contained a 66% EV mix, made up of the company’s ZS and MG5 electric vehicles and its HS plug-in hybrid.
The company believes that 2021 will be the year in which its EV volumes will overtake petrol sales for the first time – and it says that MG’s market presence and EV expertise will be critical in helping the Government reach its ambitious CO2 targets.
Ahead of the Government’s announcement earlier in November that it will ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030, instead of 2040, MG predicted that the ban on petrol and diesel sales would be brought forward by a decade, and says it is already prepared to help customers make informed decisions about an electrified future.
Daniel Gregorious, head of sales & marketing at MG, said: “Customer acceptance and demand for EVs has grown as battery range has gone up and cost has come down, and we are proud that MG has become the go-to brand for affordable electric cars.
“The Government’s announcement will serve to accelerate that growth and we’re delighted to be in a position where we can offer high-quality, high-tech, well-equipped and efficient plug-in cars at a conventional and accessible price point as we increasingly become the brand of choice for inexpensive EVs.”