French municipal police purchased MG4 electric vehicle from SAIC

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The French municipal police in Meurthe-et-Moselle now drive on a new MG4 all electric vehicle from SAIC. It has 350 km of WLTP range and 168 horses. As a result, the MG4 can speed up from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.7 seconds. Is it enough to catch criminals? We’ll see.

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MG4 in the police force

As we can see in the picture, the MG4 belongs to the Police Municipale (municipal police) of Meurthe-et-Moselle. We can tell it by the registration plate with “54” number on it. It is a northern department with a population above 700 thousand people. It extends for 130 km from north to south. As for the width of this department, it is between 7 and 103 km.

We have examined the image and found out that this MG4 is the entry-level car (this trim-level is called “Standard”). You can easily tell it by R17 wheels, gray plastic in the front bumper and absence of the rear windows tinting. So, it is the RWD version with 168 hp and a 51-kWh LFP battery for 350 km of WLTP range. Its range looks really moderate. However, as we have previously mentioned, Meurthe-et-Moselle isn’t a huge department. For an example, the MG4 with this battery on board will be able to cross it from north to south almost three times on a single charge.

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In France, the MG4 Standard costs 24,990 EUR (27,810 USD). For this price, you get a “one-pedal” function, 88-kW DC charging, 5-link rear suspension, MG Pilot, a 7-inch LCD instrument panel, a 10.25-inch main screen, LED lights, rear parking sensors, keyless entry and start and a V2L system. So, for its price, the MG4 looks solid. But in China, the same car costs 123,800 yuan (17,225 USD).

Li Auto in Europe (private import)

Worth mentioning that there are rumors that next year the French police will use one of the Li Auto’s cars. It will be an L-series SUV, but the exact model wasn’t disclosed. Anyway, it is controversial information since Li Auto doesn’t even have the international department.

More about the MG4

The MG4 is known in China as MG Mulan. It is a pure electric hatchback made by SAIC in China. It stands on the Nebula platform from the Chinese automaker. As a result, the MG4 successfully passed the Euro-NCAP crash test. The dimensions of this hatchback are 4278/1836/1516 mm with a wheelbase of 2705 mm. It has three battery options: for 51 kWh and 350 km of WLTP range, for 64 kWh and 435 km of WLTP range, and for 77 kWh and 520 km (WLTP). As for the electric motors, there are also several options: RWD with 168 hp, RWD for 204 hp and 4WD for 426 horses.

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Source: Weibo, MG France

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  1. “The French municipal police in Meurthe-et-Moselle”
    “the MG4 belongs to the Police Municipale (municipal police) of Meurthe-et-Moselle”

    These sentences make no sense. Meurthe-et-Moselle is a “département”, not a “municipalité”.

    After checking on French sites, it’s the Police municipale of the city of Homécourt. And the car will remain on the territory of the city, it will not be used to go outside the city limits…

    In another city, Coubron, in Seine-Saint-Denis, the municipal police bought an electric MG ZS more than a year ago…

    • Hi, Laurent!
      Thank you for your comment. Are you sure about your information? I reckoned that this MG4 belongs to Meurthe-et-Moselle because of its licence plate. It has a number “54” which represents this department. And the city of Homécourt is located in this department, isn’t it? So, you mean that Homécourt has its own police car park, and this MG4 belongs to their car park only? I couldn’t find this information since it wasn’t disclosed at the time I’ve written this article. All I could do at that moment was my own investigation.

      • Yes, that’s what I meant. Homécourt is in the department 54, that’s right, but the car has nothing to do with the department at all, as there is no departmental police in France. It’s either national or municipal.

        National police people, their buildings and material are paid by the state, those of the municipal police by the city and their mission is not exactly the same, for example, municipal police carry no weapons and are not allowed to work outside the city territory.


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