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I've asked this before but in view of the fact that mg only have 3 ev models out and they are all very different from each others....can we not have a hs phev sub section please.

I'm interested in the car but I get fed up trying to wade through the other mg forums to get information (or use search)

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Just to add my voice to the sound of the (small) crowd .. as a MG HS PHEV owner it'd be good to have a place to compare notes and share knowledge without having to impinge on the ZS or 5 folk.
 
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Makes sense to have an HS subsection, and a 3 and coupe section when they arrive too.
 

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I see that planet auto are doing an extended test of the HS phev and in the latest snippet they state that the heating runs in ev only mode (at least up to 20 mph,the video update is very short)

I can't understand why there are no tests in the car mags or other you tube channels on the car,whilst lots of other makers,far more expensive phevs are being reviewed?

And where's the HS phev sub section still?
 

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I don't know about the MG PHEV but I had the mitsubishi outlander and BMW tourer. Both were PHEV and both would run the ice to heat the vehicle. If you switched to battery only it would switch back. Not unusual since an ice car relies on the heat generated from the engine to heat the car.
 

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Just using this post as an interim HS sub-forum - to flag up a HS PHEV problem we hit last night when we couldn't turn the HS off...
This might be related to the ZS thread "Worrying Fault With MG" but is a bit different...

We'd stopped to pick up a passenger and intended to set off again. Not quite sure of the sequence of pilot-events but we ended up with a situation where:-
Start/Stop button showed green.
We could select P or N, but not D or R.
Driver dash panel and screen both up-and-running.
Handbrake was operable.
Occasional messages about "Steering Release".
Some warning lights/icons on.
COULDN'T SWITCH OFF USING THE STOP/START BUTTON i.e. the car wouldn't power down.
Because the car was powered up we couldn't get out and lock it - it just beeped the horn when we tried.
Eventually the 12v low-battery warning came up due to the ancillaries being up-and-running.

Called out the AA (MG 1st year of cover).
Disconnected 12v battery and left for 10 mins.
Car back usable but of course there'll be no surviving codes to read for diagnosis.

So while we re-develop trust in the car we're carrying a 10mm spanner in case we need to do the process again.

Talked to the dealer's service bod; they've seen one HS and one ZS with this problem before and didn't see either car back again so presumably one-offs.
They suggested that if it happens again to persuade the AA to do recovery to the dealer so that diagnostic codes remain intact to study.
They said if there's an amber battery icon with a line through it then the car is not in a 'Ready' state. We probably did have that showing but I didn't think to photo the dash.
They couldn't improve on the AA's hard-switch-off-and-on approach for roadside recovery.

It's possible that our HS was put in to Drive before the startup was complete, so that's the working hypothesis for the cause.

All logged here in case it helps someone else if they hit the same issue.
Hope not!
 

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I don't know about the MG PHEV but I had the mitsubishi outlander and BMW tourer. Both were PHEV and both would run the ice to heat the vehicle. If you switched to battery only it would switch back. Not unusual since an ice car relies on the heat generated from the engine to heat the car.
Miles has stated the heating uses the ICE on HS PHEV.

Oddly enough I'm sure the 225xe we had was capable of running the heating from traction battery power.
 

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Miles has stated the heating uses the ICE on HS PHEV.

Oddly enough I'm sure the 225xe we had was capable of running the heating from traction battery power.
Maybe it depended on how cold it was. It definitely did it some of the time. It had pre-heat so I usually programmed it to do this.
 

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[mention]andrew*debbie [/mention] can we please have HS Phev specific sub forum!!


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Miles has stated the heating uses the ICE on HS PHEV.

Oddly enough I'm sure the 225xe we had was capable of running the heating from traction battery power.
From what I’ve read, it does not have a PTC heater so can’t heat using battery. Heating uses engine cooling so there’s that.

I was looking at poxy 200W PTC heaters to stick out when winter comes


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