MG has announced that it will be supplying up to 100 ZS EVs to NHS agencies up and down the country to help the health service tackle the ongoing spread of Covid-19.

The cars are going to be supplied by MG’s nationwide dealer network for free for up to six months, to help as the country faces one of its greatest struggles.

The electric version of the brand’s popular ZS crossover is capable of travelling a claimed 163 miles on a single charge, thanks to its 44.5kWh battery, and will be an exceptionally cheap model for the NHS to utilise.

MG says that the free cars will be utilised by NHS staff throughout this period, and to ensure that key workers can safely travel around to carry out their essential duties at these unprecedented times.

Daniel Gregorious, head of sales and marketing at MG Motor UK, said “As a proud British brand, MG is more than just a car manufacturer. Together with our dealer network, we want to do our bit to help the country to come through this uncertain time.

“By providing 100 electric cars to our NHS heroes, we hope that we will help to keep healthcare moving so that as many people as possible can receive the support they need. It’s also our way of saying thank you to those selfless people who work so hard to keep us all safe.”

The first six cars have already been supplied by MG dealer Chorley Group to the Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Trust.