Mazda MX-30 running costs & insurance
Like all electric cars, the MX-30 should be very cheap to run – particularly if you charge mostly at home rather than from public points
|Insurance group||Warranty||Service interval||Annual company-car tax (20%/40%)|
|19||3yrs/60,000 miles||1yr/12,500 miles||From £120/240|
No road tax, fewer moving parts to go wrong and much-reduced 'fuelling' costs – there's a lot to like about electric cars from a running-costs perspective and the MX-30 delivers where others do, too. It's worth keeping an eye on insurance costs, but servicing should be reasonable.
It's good news for those considering the MX-30 as their next company car, too, with Mazda's first electric car attracting a 2% Benefit-in-Kind company-car tax rate, which translates to an annual payment for the entry-level version of just £240 even for a higher-rate taxpayer.
Mazda MX-30 insurance group
All versions of the MX-30 sit in insurance group 19. While that's high for a small SUV, the Mazda does sit in a lower group than many of its rivals: the Vauxhall Mokka-e sits in groups 21 to 23 while the Hyundai Kona Electric lands in groups 26 to 27.
The MX-30's battery is covered by an eight-year/100,000-mile warranty, which covers all battery repairs or replacements if a malfunction occurs. The rest of the vehicle is subject to the same warranty as the rest of the Mazda range, so three years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first.
The MX-30 needs attention at the dealership every 12,500 miles or once a year, whichever comes sooner. As with most manufacturers, Mazda will let you spread the cost over monthly payments.
There's no road tax (also known as Vehicle Excise Duty, or VED) to pay thanks to the MX-30's zero local CO2 emissions – one of the major attractions of owning an electric car.
In This Review
- 1VerdictThe MX-30 takes a different approach to many EVs, with a focus on sustainability and a low weight. The result is an engaging driving experience, but limited range
- 2Range, battery & chargingThe MX-30's range is fairly short compared to other electric cars – but Mazda says this makes the car more sustainable, due to its smaller battery
- 3Running costs & insurance - currently readingLike all electric cars, the MX-30 should be very cheap to run – particularly if you charge mostly at home rather than from public points
- 4Performance, motor & driveIt's far from being the most powerful electric car around, but the Mazda MX-30 does handle quite well
- 5Interior, dashboard & comfortMazda's penchant for cool interiors continues here, with great materials, decent infotainment and a modern feel inside the MX-30
- 6Boot space, seating & practicalityWith practicality hampered by stylish doors, the Mazda MX-30 isn't exactly the most flexible SUV around
- 7Reliability & safety ratingA five-star Euro NCAP crash-test rating means the MX-30 should still be safe – and the signs look good for reliability, too
- 8Living with itMazda's MX-30 electric car has arrived on our fleet – and we're just getting our heads around the out-of-the-ordinary SUV