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MG hints at electric city car for Europe

Said to have been developed to understand European market demand for an MG electric vehicle, the Dynamo concept was redesigned at MG’s European Design and Technical Centre (SMTC) in Longbridge and is on display at the SMMT headquarters in London.

MG Motor UK hasn’t revealed any details about the drivetrain, but this is likely to be similar to the E50’s. Launched in China in January 2013, this uses a battery pack from A123 Systems to offer a range of 110 miles at up to 75mph and is heavily subsidised to bring pricing in line with conventionally-powered city cars.

SMTC’s visual upgrades are more obvious – the Dynamo concept gains octagonal MG badging and Union Jack-themed graphics with a more aggressive front bumper, and could potentially be sold in Europe as the MG1 or MG2.

Alex Grant

Trained on Cardiff University’s renowned Postgraduate Diploma in Motor Magazine Journalism, Alex is an award-winning motoring journalist with ten years’ experience across B2B and consumer titles. A life-long car enthusiast with a fascination for new technology and future drivetrains, he joined Fleet World in April 2011, contributing across the magazine and website portfolio and editing the EV Fleet World Website.

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