Switching to an electric car has never been so easy thanks to the 250 mile range of the MG5 EV Long Range.
Range anxiety is the necessary evil that comes with pretty much all electric cars. But there are exceptions. The base-model MG5 EV is a notable example, which became a favourite among Splend members due to its 214-mile combined WLTP range. However, the new Long Range model got a 61.1kWh, water-cooled lithium-ion battery and it goes even further, up to 250 miles on a single charge. But it’s not the only thing that makes it one of the best electric cars for Uber.
Unlike traditional cars, EVs feel more at home in the city, so you’ll be able to squeeze out even more than the combined WLTP figure, up to 334 miles when driving rideshare in London. In other words, it should be enough to fully charge your MG5 EV Long Range just three times a week or so, even if you drive full-time.
But when it comes to real-life practicality, range is just part of the story. Unlike the most common EVs, which come in a compact size to save on weight, the MG5 is a full-size family estate so you can sit more relaxed, and provide a truly comfortable journey.
You can pick up riders from the airport knowing that you can easily fit their luggage in the 464-litre boot, or even pack it all the way up to the roof for a total of 578 litres. Better yet, you can drop the 60-40-folding rear seats for a whopping 1,456-litre cargo space that you can fill with Amazon Flex packages for when you switch to delivery work
Not only is it cheaper to charge and service an electric car, but on-demand drivers in London can save up to £15 per day on the Congestion Charge. That’s compared to a traditional hybrid or a modern combustion engine, but the ULEZ charge exemption saves you a further £12.50, a daily fee charged in Central London for older, more polluting cars.
Another way an EV saves you money is by accessing Uber’s Clean Air Fund, which subsidises the cost of owning an electric PCO car. In a nutshell, driving an electric car for Uber means 3p/mile more earnings after each ride.
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