MG has confirmed that its first ever electric car, the eZS, will go on sale in the UK this autumn.
While specifications have yet to be confirmed, the UK-bound eZS is expected to use the same front-mounted 148bhp electric motor as the model sold in China.
The car's lithium ion battery will reportedly be good for a 268-mile range on the old NEDC test cycle, and MG says it can achieve an 80% charge in as little as 30 minutes.
As a guide, the WLTP range of the Nissan Leaf is 28.5% lower than its NEDC range, and the same reduction would put the eZS at 192 miles.
“We’re delighted to be entering the electric car market at such an exciting time," said Daniel Gregorious, MG's head of sales and marketing. "With MG’s trademark value-for-money approach, we’re confident that we can help more and more new car buyers to go electric.”