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MG5 electric vehicle now available on contract hire for ride-hailing drivers

The MG5 electric estate car is now being made available to ride-hailing drivers across London on the WeFlex scheme.

More than 200 MG5 EVs are being made available to ride-hailing drivers across London in 2021

WeFlex is making almost 200 brand-new MG5 EV vehicles available to existing and would-be professional ride hailing drivers by the end of 2021 – with plans for over a thousand over the next couple of years.

The scheme supports plans for all Uber vehicles in London to be electric by 2025; WeFlex said it plans to play a key part in this move to EVs with a short-term aim to reach 5,000 electric vehicles.

But the MG5 EVs are also being targeted at other ride-hailing drivers such as FreeNow, Ola and Bolt.

WeFlex founder Nicko Williamson commented: “All-electric is the only way to clean up London’s air and travel in a truly environmentally sustainable way, whether you’re going to a business meeting or to the pub. We’re committed to providing practical solutions to help achieve this – excellent electric vehicles that drivers want to drive and that passengers want to ride in.”

The MG5 offers a range of 214 miles and boot volume of 578 litres, rising to 1,456 litres with the rear seats folded down.

Geraint Isaac, national fleet sales manager for MG Motor said: “Ride-hailing services such as Uber are ideal for the MG5 EV as the combination of the car’s pricing and range is unbeatable. As services such as Uber move towards a zero-emissions future we’re delighted that MG is going to play a key part and believe we have the perfect vehicle for the job.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie edits all the Fleet World websites and newsletters, and loves to hear about any latest industry news.

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