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Mazda executives said they did it to make the MX-30 ‘feel more like a gas car’ and continued to explain that “Mazda’s engineers have also tuned the torque delivery of the MX-30’s electric motor to be less frenetic than is often the case with EVs, reasoning that they want the MX-30 to feel less like a dramatic change from a typical internal combustion engine vehicle.”

If you want more, don't expect it as Mazda also says they will never build a 'big-battery' EV.

Did Mazda make the right call here, because think its crazy they limited themselves!
 

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I don't know why Mazda is doing this, especially by saying they won't make a big battery EV. I think this is going to deter a lot of customers that want more range.
 

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I don't know why Mazda is doing this, especially by saying they won't make a big battery EV. I think this is going to deter a lot of customers that want more range.
If regular car buyers in densely populated locations is their target, then it works.
 

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The EV is perfect for the Europe market. Unfortunately not for sale persons which does a lot of driving. For me i got this one as a fun car and driving me to work daily. It's perfect for me as i don't need more. Just a waste of battery which i would never need for maybe once or twice a year.
 

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The EV is perfect for the Europe market. Unfortunately not for sale persons which does a lot of driving. For me i got this one as a fun car and driving me to work daily. It's perfect for me as i don't need more. Just a waste of battery which i would never need for maybe once or twice a year.
It does seem like it was designed with European driving in mind. Would the MX-30 be your first EV? Or have you owned others before?
 

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Nah, the first ev was a jaguar i-pace. But for me personally to expensive for the range i drive. That made my decision for the MX-30 easier.
 

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Nah, the first ev was a jaguar i-pace. But for me personally to expensive for the range i drive. That made my decision for the MX-30 easier.
I haven't driven one before but I've heard good things about it. Do you plan on trading it in for the MX-30?
 

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I already did. Pre-ordered the MX-30. First reveals already happened here yesterday as a concept from the Europe mazda head office. (Leverkusen Germany)
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Hey @ReillyJ ,

Awesome! Great car!
See pictures attached.
Car just feels like a normal car. Driving and steering is completely different with other EV verhicles. I do have videos of driving away and throttle response but can't upload them here

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@ReillyJ just by driving. It doesn't feel heavy on the roads like any other EV. i have experienced the jaguar and tesla both before. Backseats are not that big in space. But with my height of 6ft. 3 inch. I am not the regular height to fit in. But a little smaller fits perfect.
 

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Mazda executives said they did it to make the MX-30 ‘feel more like a gas car’ and continued to explain that “Mazda’s engineers have also tuned the torque delivery of the MX-30’s electric motor to be less frenetic than is often the case with EVs, reasoning that they want the MX-30 to feel less like a dramatic change from a typical internal combustion engine vehicle.”

If you want more, don't expect it as Mazda also says they will never build a 'big-battery' EV.

Did Mazda make the right call here, because think its crazy they limited themselves!
It seems to me that the Mazda is fast enough, at least I do not have any complaints. In fact, I do accelerate as slowly as possible (given the traffic) because it hugely differs in the energy use.
 

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If regular car buyers in densely populated locations is their target, then it works.
I have had mine for three months and only charged at home. So I never drove further than the battery range, up and down. Granted, due to Covid I am less mobile so less chance to do a longer trip. But I think that the average car user needs far less range than many believe. Mind you, the MX is one of the cheapest EVs on the market, and this is precisely because of the small battery. Why pay an extra 10,000 Eur for an extra 200 km range that you don't need?
 

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The EV is perfect for the Europe market. Unfortunately not for sale persons which does a lot of driving. For me i got this one as a fun car and driving me to work daily. It's perfect for me as i don't need more. Just a waste of battery which i would never need for maybe once or twice a year.
Indeed, and unused battery capacity only costs you money.
 

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Indeed, and unused battery capacity only costs you money.
Luckily i was one of the first in the NL to get one. Never complained and still dont have any. Once drove with my wif and 2 kids a 500 km trip. Charged up twice and didnt cost me valuable time. Actualy made the trip better with a lunch and diner.
 

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I don't know why Mazda is doing this, especially by saying they won't make a big battery EV. I think this is going to deter a lot of customers that want more range.
I have had my MX30 for six months now and I did not once charge outside of my house. So all my trips were up-and-down within 200 km. Granted, due to Covid I have been less mobile as I might have, but still so far the limited range of the car has not posed any problem to me. I think many people drive around and an EV with range hence cost which they will rarely be using.
 
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