Hi Mike do think your Ohme cable will be a good answer to the charging problem. I will have 2 BEVs soon and there maybe issues about charging 2 at the same time, especially as we have Storage Heaters. I charge a lot from my solar panels on the granny, but these wont be so effective in the winter. I have an electric guy who put in the panels (who is buying the MG) looking into it for me.I’m not worried about the rust or warranty. If it’s stuff that will fail an MOT then it’s a mostly a consumable, which no manufacturer in their right mind would warrant.
The MG is (slightly) lighter than my Leaf 40, and has slightly worse aerodynamics I suspect. However it has a battery that is roughly 6kWh bigger. It has more torque than my Leaf 40 (but the Leaf has slightly more power). The MG is bigger & has a bigger boot. But it is shorter than the Leaf.
The Leaf has a passive cooled battery but a heat pump. The MG a water cooled & heated battery but no heat pump. I expect the MG will have better range in the cooler weather.
The MG appears to have no EV related stuff at all. The Leaf has plenty, but I personally don’t use any.
The Leaf has an app which rarely works, the MG no app, but the possibility of something in the future.
The Leaf has a %age screen as the GOM is not very accurate. The MG has a GOM which so far, appears to be reasonable from the reports I have seen/heard.
I could go on, but both cars have their pros & cons.
I will be buying the MG. I suspect the PCP for my mileage will be silly. The HP (worst case scenario) is about what I’m paying for my Leaf, which has enough equity in it for the deposit after 18 months. I will apply for a cheap bank loan....