Good to have you! Very few Swedes drive the MX-30. Dont get why honestly. Its not only nice to drive allegedly it is one of the cheapest cars to run in Sweden for tax reasons, insurance etc etc. Super nice, super cheap, super likeable. Excellent choice!
Sure range could be better. But the range and the size of the battery makes it a lot greener, more nimble, less expensive and thus accessible to more people. Volvo states that the production of the EV battery is very CO2 intense. At the same time Volvo makes EVs with big battery packs, pretty heavy and inefficient electric drivetrains with seriously scary price tags. Does that make sense? For daily commuting, daily grind kind of stuff chances are the Mazda would do the job with less problems, less fuss, more comfort, less cost and importantly more fun than most of the competition. Most hip, urban and younger Swedes would be totally clueless as to where the closest Mazda dealer is located. So its overlooked and that's just a shame. 😢
Fun fact about the Mini electric. In the i3 BMW used a lite of carbon fibre and all kinds of expensive solutions to improve efficiency. Then they took the drivetrain of the i3 into the shell of a Mini and it gets more efficient.
The Mazda is quieter and a lot safer. More space in the trunk. Cheaper to fix, cheaper to insure probably more reliable. MX-30 is built in Japan the Mini is put together in Oxfordshire. You made the right call👍.