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Hi,
I recently switched from an ICE to this Mazda as a shopping trolley. We live in the sticks, on the edge of a national reserve.
Public transport is not well developed, and we have the highest levels of precipitation, so we need a run about locally.

Since my wife and children were used to the cockpit of a BMW. I first focussed on an i3 or hybrid MPV (tourer).
But since the prices of petrol started to rise, new cars are delayed or cancelled ( no wiring looms from Ukraine..),
the used prices went to the roof. Not willing to pay 28k euros for a '18 car with 80k kilometers on the clock !

So sniffing around the car adds I stumbled upon the MX30. I was very lucky to get a young used one, imported from Germany.
The government there gives 9k subsidy, only demand it stays with the owner for 6 months. So the day after it was exported.

Then I was eligible for a BEV grant of 2k in the Netherlands. Bottom line : I paid € 24.995,- for a 6 months old car that is
listed new at 34k. One of the best car deals in 40 years motoring !

I am not a green/BEV fanatic. Last september when the first signs of the exploding electricy prices became paramount,
I hurried to get solar panels installed. Since we also run a groundsource heatpump, we need quite some kWh yearly.
So I opted for 19x 400Watt LG's and anothe 8 panels of the same on an annex. Together it turns out to produce more than we need.

So since I switched to a PHEV Range Rover (from a diesel Discovery Land Rover), and from the petrol BMW to the MX 30.

It takes some getting used to, but the car suits our needs very well around the home. We don't wander off very far,
although there are many charging locations. The problem is, these are all slow chargers and the quick ones are only along the highway.

Further afield, we opt for the PHEV, which is a perfect motor to travel.
 

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Hi,
I recently switched from an ICE to this Mazda as a shopping trolley. We live in the sticks, on the edge of a national reserve.
Public transport is not well developed, and we have the highest levels of precipitation, so we need a run about locally.

Since my wife and children were used to the cockpit of a BMW. I first focussed on an i3 or hybrid MPV (tourer).
But since the prices of petrol started to rise, new cars are delayed or cancelled ( no wiring looms from Ukraine..),
the used prices went to the roof. Not willing to pay 28k euros for a '18 car with 80k kilometers on the clock !

So sniffing around the car adds I stumbled upon the MX30. I was very lucky to get a young used one, imported from Germany.
The government there gives 9k subsidy, only demand it stays with the owner for 6 months. So the day after it was exported.

Then I was eligible for a BEV grant of 2k in the Netherlands. Bottom line : I paid € 24.995,- for a 6 months old car that is
listed new at 34k. One of the best car deals in 40 years motoring !

I am not a green/BEV fanatic. Last september when the first signs of the exploding electricy prices became paramount,
I hurried to get solar panels installed. Since we also run a groundsource heatpump, we need quite some kWh yearly.
So I opted for 19x 400Watt LG's and anothe 8 panels of the same on an annex. Together it turns out to produce more than we need.

So since I switched to a PHEV Range Rover (from a diesel Discovery Land Rover), and from the petrol BMW to the MX 30.

It takes some getting used to, but the car suits our needs very well around the home. We don't wander off very far,
although there are many charging locations. The problem is, these are all slow chargers and the quick ones are only along the highway.

Further afield, we opt for the PHEV, which is a perfect motor to travel.
Hi @MX30_NL welcome to the forum! Sounds like you got a fantastic deal on your MX30! How many KMs did it have when you bought it? What kind of range are you getting?
 

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Hi @MX30_NL welcome to the forum! Sounds like you got a fantastic deal on your MX30! How many KMs did it have when you bought it? What kind of range are you getting?
Hi ReillyJ, thanks !

It has only 2600km's. Range depends on speed.

We went on a scenic tour some time ago. Driving around 80km/h results in a range decrease equal to distance covered.
Driving 110 (for real 100 km/h), results in 1.2 km less range per kilometer driven. And obviously, driving at 50 reduces the range with only 0,8 km..

Very rought indication since I only metered all over a 5 km distance. I do see the range after charging to 100% stays lower (around 185km),
after I covered many highway kilometers. I'm not shy to do 130 km/h on the highway.
 
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