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Mazda MX-30 running costs, insurance, warranty & tax

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

Overall rating

3.0 out of 5

Running costs & insurance rating

4.0 out of 5

Price
£28,590 - £34,940
Fuel Type:
Electric
Insurance groupWarrantyService intervalAnnual company-car tax (20%/40%)
193yrs/60,000 miles12mths/12,500 milesFrom £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.

Warranty

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.

Servicing

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.

Road tax

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.

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