How will people finance these? Personal loan / cash saved or do MG offer a finance package? I do about 20k miles a year and would love an ev but the high mileage usually makes lease deals stupidly expensive.
My Leaf is now over 5 years old and battery health is still above 90%, exactly the same as when I bought it 40000 miles ago. I'd agree with the retained value comment too, I paid £7200 for mine in 2016 (I own the battery, not leased)and it's still worth at least the same now. It's saved me a fortune in fuel, maintenance costs have been zero apart from one set of tyres and MOT's. VED is free and no congestion charge or parking costs while charging. I only bought it out of curiosity about going electric expecting to sell it again within 6 months but I have no intention of going back! I actually really enjoy driving it too and I was always a petrolhead.
...although, perhaps that would void the 7 year warranty? ... will need to read that thing I guess.
I think, if I do commit once I've had a chance to test drive this thing, I'd be tempted to get the underside sealed up to minimise any of the known issues some have encountered on the bodywork of the petrol variant... Never done anything like this before but I'd guess it would also add to the value if I then sold it down the line...
Mines nearly 8 years old and battery still at around 90%, has gone up in value in last 18 months due to high demand