Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Electric motors, home charging 11.8 - 12.5 mpp
Electric motors, public charging 6.6 - 7.0 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.

Fuel economy

Electric motors 3.3 - 3.5 miles/kWh
  • Zero emissions while driving
  • Very low running costs
  • Inexpensive to maintain, too

All MX-30s feature the same 145hp electric motor and 35.5kWh battery pack. As they produce 0g/km of CO2 emissions while running they’re very cheap in termsof company car tax. Currently the Benefit in Kind (BiK) rate is 0%, rising to 4% over the next three years, notwithstanding changes in policy. VED car tax for private buyers is free of charge.

Talking of policy changes, all MX-30s still benefit from the Government’s lower plug-in car grant scheme, which dropped to £2,500 for cars up to £35,000 in March 2021.

Recharging the Mazda is not only easy, but inexpensive, too, particularly if you take advantage of the free domestic wallbox option. Depending on your tariff, a full recharge at home will cost around £4.00, rising to close to £10.00 when using a 50kW public charger.

Servicing costs and consumable parts such as brakes should be cheaper too, as electric cars are simpler and more sympathetic to components that need replacing. Nevertheless, the MX-30 does require a service every 12 months or 12,500 miles, whichever comes sooner.

How reliable is the MX-30?

We will update the page once the MX-30 is established on the market, because right now it’s far too soon for any serious reliability concerns to become apparent.

On paper, it should be fine, despite this being Mazda’s first battery electric car, plus as they have fewer moving parts, there’s less chance of something going wrong.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) N/A
Insurance group 19 - 20
How much is it to insure?
Find out more about all electric cars here