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Hi from the UK :)

Only just came across this forum. So much good information here. Reading the discussions has answered lots of questions I had - especially the difference in rapid charging speeds depending on battery temperature.

Only question I still have is whether there is a difference in Regen generated between driving on cruise control or when driving manually?

Had my MX-30 almost 3 months and driven approx 1500 miles. Absolutely love it. Drives really well and very happy I chose it. The dealer in the UK was not very helpful - I think I knew more about the car from googling than they did!

Most of my trips only need charging at home. Starting to feel braver and starting to use Rapid charging on longer journeys. UK charging network very fragmented and not easy to understand. Was very happy yesterday to get 35kw when using a Rapid charger.
 

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Ah so you are the other UK owner. Glad their is two of us driving an MX-30 in the UK. Mazda must have thrown a party. Only joking. I purchased my First Edition just in time to benefit from zero Benefit in Kind, just before the end of the tax year.

My challenge was I had to wait almost three months to get the home charger installed.

Initially I thought there would be charging points everywhere. How wrong I was. Driving on the M3 with 25% and the warning showing is scary, especially with no charges coming up. Eventually I pulled into Winchester services and thought rapid charge meant that rapid. After an hour my then almost flat battery was at 20%. I felt like driving back to Mazda and saying p/x please.

But, since having the home charger I am fine. Well for short journeys up to 30 miles each way. We sue the MX-30 as a second car.

Initially I purchased purely to get 'zero' HMRC benefit in kind' ("BIK") company car. I was going to drive from Southampton to London three times a week. Now my Wife uses the MX-30 and I have to used her car. Unless the Government plan on installing proper rapid charges on motorways when I and other run out of juice.

Or it's 2 hour evening meal and charge at a motorway service, while I wait in a queue for the '2' rapid charges to be available in the single motorway service near London.

I need to get a solar panel placed on the roof.

Kind regards,

My MX-30 and C-19 is driving me slightly bonkers

Keith
 

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Ah so you are the other UK owner. Glad their is two of us driving an MX-30 in the UK. Mazda must have thrown a party. Only joking. I purchased my First Edition just in time to benefit from zero Benefit in Kind, just before the end of the tax year.

My challenge was I had to wait almost three months to get the home charger installed.

Initially I thought there would be charging points everywhere. How wrong I was. Driving on the M3 with 25% and the warning showing is scary, especially with no charges coming up. Eventually I pulled into Winchester services and thought rapid charge meant that rapid. After an hour my then almost flat battery was at 20%. I felt like driving back to Mazda and saying p/x please.

But, since having the home charger I am fine. Well for short journeys up to 30 miles each way. We sue the MX-30 as a second car.

Initially I purchased purely to get 'zero' HMRC benefit in kind' ("BIK") company car. I was going to drive from Southampton to London three times a week. Now my Wife uses the MX-30 and I have to used her car. Unless the Government plan on installing proper rapid charges on motorways when I and other run out of juice.

Or it's 2 hour evening meal and charge at a motorway service, while I wait in a queue for the '2' rapid charges to be available in the single motorway service near London.

I need to get a solar panel placed on the roof.

Kind regards,

My MX-30 and C-19 is driving me slightly bonkers

Keith
I glad there is just more than just me!:) I've not seen another one on the road. Sorry you've had some problems. Took me about one month to get the charger - had to really push the dealer who were clueless about it.

I am getting more confident about the range and am happy to take the battery down to 5%-10% providing I know there is a charger (and 1 or 2 back up options close by) available.

Gridserve are replacing all the UK motorway chargers and they now appear to work really great. I used one last week and just paid using my Apple Watch. (Just checked and they have upgraded Winchester services).

The biggest find for me is Instavolt. Usually just off the motorway, they just seem to work - really well and every time. Their app shows if they are available or in use. Best of all, often at a Starbucks.

I've found that as long as the battery is warmed up, I've been getting 37kw per hour charge until about 60%. When I first charged the car in March after a small drive I only got 12kwh and was worried the car was not working properly.

Definitely think that Mazda should create an idiots guide for new EV drivers like me. What to expect, how to drive, how to charge etc.

Hope you are able to enjoy the car as you use it more.
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Thank you for the confidence boosting update.

I am starting to venture out into. But In am still to take the leap of faith. This said, I am contemplating driving to see a client in Kingston upon Thames soon. So there is no chickening out once I am past the point of no return.

I will check out Gridserve chargers.

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Afternoon. Add me to the list got mine in June.
I live in N Wales, mostly charge at home but still waiting on a home charger so I fitted my own 16A external supply on my garage.
So, range, quite counter intuitive isn't it? All those years choosing motorways for economy and now I find the MX loves local roads for all those regenerative charging opportunities. Drove to Devon and back and was impressed with network except for the Electric Highway ones, they either don't work or cut out.
Plus I found fast charging raises my battery temp.
Anyway hello.
 

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Afternoon. Add me to the list got mine in June.
I live in N Wales, mostly charge at home but still waiting on a home charger so I fitted my own 16A external supply on my garage.
So, range, quite counter intuitive isn't it? All those years choosing motorways for economy and now I find the MX loves local roads for all those regenerative charging opportunities. Drove to Devon and back and was impressed with network except for the Electric Highway ones, they either don't work or cut out.
Plus I found fast charging raises my battery temp.
Anyway hello.
Greetings!

Agree with you about the range - I've never owned an EV before and didn't really understand that everything I had always understood about fuel economy was now reversed. North Wales to Devon is further than I've tried - glad it went well.

The old Electric Highway Ecotricity chargers are all being replaced by Gridserve ones. Used one on the M18 at the weekend - worked first time using Apple Watch. I've also used the Gridserve Electric Highway chargers at Rugby Services on the M6 - 12 chargers - was like Christmas for EVs!
 

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I am interested to know any experiences of how long it takes for the NewMotion installation to take place. I submitted the details nearly 3 weeks ago and received confirmation of receipt and advice that a "sales agent" woul be in touch "shortly". Not that I am in a great rush, just would like to know what to expect.
Otherwise all is going very well so far (three weeks and 450 miles).
 

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Greetings!

Agree with you about the range - I've never owned an EV before and didn't really understand that everything I had always understood about fuel economy was now reversed. North Wales to Devon is further than I've tried - glad it went well.

The old Electric Highway Ecotricity chargers are all being replaced by Gridserve ones. Used one on the M18 at the weekend - worked first time using Apple Watch. I've also used the Gridserve Electric Highway chargers at Rugby Services on the M6 - 12 chargers - was like Christmas for EVs!
That is good news about the Gridserve update
 

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I am interested to know any experiences of how long it takes for the NewMotion installation to take place. I submitted the details nearly 3 weeks ago and received confirmation of receipt and advice that a "sales agent" woul be in touch "shortly". Not that I am in a great rush, just would like to know what to expect.
Otherwise all is going very well so far (three weeks and 450 miles).
Haven't heard of New Motion, my home charger is in the hands of BP Pulse. However I can't see it happening anytime soon. That is why I fitted my own.
 

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I am interested to know any experiences of how long it takes for the NewMotion installation to take place. I submitted the details nearly 3 weeks ago and received confirmation of receipt and advice that a "sales agent" woul be in touch "shortly". Not that I am in a great rush, just would like to know what to expect.
Otherwise all is going very well so far (three weeks and 450 miles).
I had to really push the dealership to complete their paperwork to start the process. This took a lot of nagging from me.

Newmotion were really good at all stages. Everything done online. I completed the online survey where I had to upload all the photos they requested. They then confirmed within 24hrs that I didn’t need extra work doing. They then arranged for a local installer to fit the charging point. This took about 4 weeks until fitted I was also able to choose to pay extra for a tethered cable (so glad I did)

Having seen mazdas dealership paperwork, the dealer should make contact with NewMotion at the point the deposit is paid. The idea being that it is installed before you get delivery of the car. The dealership i used really had no idea as it was the first mx30 they had sold.

If the delay is with NewMotion, I’d chase them. The charger itself is great and works well.

Hope you manage to get it sorted soon.

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I glad there is just more than just me!:) I've not seen another one on the road. Sorry you've had some problems. Took me about one month to get the charger - had to really push the dealer who were clueless about it.

I am getting more confident about the range and am happy to take the battery down to 5%-10% providing I know there is a charger (and 1 or 2 back up options close by) available.

Gridserve are replacing all the UK motorway chargers and they now appear to work really great. I used one last week and just paid using my Apple Watch. (Just checked and they have upgraded Winchester services).

The biggest find for me is Instavolt. Usually just off the motorway, they just seem to work - really well and every time. Their app shows if they are available or in use. Best of all, often at a Starbucks.

I've found that as long as the battery is warmed up, I've been getting 37kw per hour charge until about 60%. When I first charged the car in March after a small drive I only got 12kwh and was worried the car was not working properly.

Definitely think that Mazda should create an idiots guide for new EV drivers like me. What to expect, how to drive, how to charge etc.

Hope you are able to enjoy the car as you use it more.
cheers
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Great post but don’t you find that you spend as much on coffee for two as you do on fuel? 🤣
Totally agree with you re Istavolt though. They are the most efficient charge time we have found. Watch though their price is going up in December by 5p/KW.
Too
 
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