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Hi All,

have had the MX-30 for about 7 weeks, with around 1300 miles on the clock so far. It's our second car and has become the primary work horse for school runs, short trips and so on, and means that we can really keep the Sorrento for the major outings.
Haven't had any joy with New Motion as yet - I'm with their local installer but no-one seems to know exactly what that means! That said, charging from the standard mains has worked OK for me so far.
As a new EV driver, the energy usage has been a real eye opener, with the differential in consumption from extra speed, gentle slopes and so on, so that's been interesting.
I like the car, but I do find it has some glitches - the app is terrible, it seems to have a mind of it's own as to whether it will stop charging at 90% and a few others, but for now it's a pleasure to drive.
 

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Hi All,

have had the MX-30 for about 7 weeks, with around 1300 miles on the clock so far. It's our second car and has become the primary work horse for school runs, short trips and so on, and means that we can really keep the Sorrento for the major outings.
Haven't had any joy with New Motion as yet - I'm with their local installer but no-one seems to know exactly what that means! That said, charging from the standard mains has worked OK for me so far.
As a new EV driver, the energy usage has been a real eye opener, with the differential in consumption from extra speed, gentle slopes and so on, so that's been interesting.
I like the car, but I do find it has some glitches - the app is terrible, it seems to have a mind of it's own as to whether it will stop charging at 90% and a few others, but for now it's a pleasure to drive.
Welcome! Another UK owner - there must be about 10 of us now :) Glad you are enjoying it.

NewMotion box - they usually get a local installer to do the installation rather than do it themselves. My local installer was fully booked up for many weeks ahead - I was fortunate that they got a cancellation and I was moved forward. Will be worth the wait - really good kit. Made me smile as all the New Motion paperwork they sent to the installer was in Dutch.

For normal journeys, I set the car to max out the charge at 90% and change it to 100% for longer journeys. 90% means I still get the benefit of the re-gen.
 

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Welcome! Another UK owner - there must be about 10 of us now :) Glad you are enjoying it.

NewMotion box - they usually get a local installer to do the installation rather than do it themselves. My local installer was fully booked up for many weeks ahead - I was fortunate that they got a cancellation and I was moved forward. Will be worth the wait - really good kit. Made me smile as all the New Motion paperwork they sent to the installer was in Dutch.

For normal journeys, I set the car to max out the charge at 90% and change it to 100% for longer journeys. 90% means I still get the benefit of the re-gen.
Hi AJ,

Yep, the New Motion box is with the local installer who is "liaising" with the DNO who is......... who knows?? :) Biggest issue is that New Motion act as the gatekeeper and don't seem to be able to get any kind of update from the installer. TBH, it's not a major problem as I can use the 13amp mains, although that currently involves stringing an extension lead across a hallway out through the downstairs cloakroom window to the garage, as I my first attempt to charge highlighted the fact that the plug socket in my garage had been wired into the upstairs lighting circuit! Useful to find out in the longer term, I suppose :)

Re the 90% I was doing the same - figured it would help the battery and we've not done more than 60 miles in a day apart from one memorable experience on about day 9 when I finished up the day on 125 miles which was quite a learning experience in terms of keeping cables in boots and the impact of long hills in battery life! However, while it was set at 90% max charge this past week, it was just charging past the 90% limit up to 100% - I had to mess around with the settings, setting to 80% turn the car off, on again, reset to 90% and so a few times until it sorted itself out.
 

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Hi AJ,

Yep, the New Motion box is with the local installer who is "liaising" with the DNO who is......... who knows?? :) Biggest issue is that New Motion act as the gatekeeper and don't seem to be able to get any kind of update from the installer. TBH, it's not a major problem as I can use the 13amp mains, although that currently involves stringing an extension lead across a hallway out through the downstairs cloakroom window to the garage, as I my first attempt to charge highlighted the fact that the plug socket in my garage had been wired into the upstairs lighting circuit! Useful to find out in the longer term, I suppose :)

Re the 90% I was doing the same - figured it would help the battery and we've not done more than 60 miles in a day apart from one memorable experience on about day 9 when I finished up the day on 125 miles which was quite a learning experience in terms of keeping cables in boots and the impact of long hills in battery life! However, while it was set at 90% max charge this past week, it was just charging past the 90% limit up to 100% - I had to mess around with the settings, setting to 80% turn the car off, on again, reset to 90% and so a few times until it sorted itself out.
Everything I’ve seen on line has the car management system looking after the battery so there is nothing wrong with charging to 100%. Also down low (lowest I’ve had was 10%) is not actually that low as the system does not report real %, but keeps a reserve to look after the battery. So I charge 100%, use about 60% on my commute and charge at work for the return home.
7,000 miles so far and occasional use of an ICE feels wrong with no regen :cool:
 

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Thanks, Martin - I'm on a PCP deal, so it the battery does actually degrade it will potentially be Mazda's problem in 4 years, though I usually tend to refinance for another 3 or 4 years, so I'll see how I go. I know what you mean re the ICE. Our main family car is a Sorento which has not moved since we got the Mazda apart from a family camping holiday and it felt massively sluggish and resource intensive. I think one unsung benefit of EV instrumentation that it does make you appreciate that the power you are consuming even in an ICE.
 
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