I urge you, no I do indeed plead with you to not buy the Mazda MX-30. I urge you not to be persuaded by the award given to the MX-30. One award is way too much. The Daily Car Blog has won awards, do you think we have any more credibility? No, we do not and you should not assume Mazda deserves credibility because it has won an award. Awards are publicity stunts, marketing-driven gimmicks. According to Driving Electric, the Mazda MX-30 is the reader’s favourite electric car of 2021. How and why? What metric did they use? I suppose they can use web sats or simply fudge the numbers. The car industry has always fudged its numbers be it in phantom sales, emissions or fuel-efficiency irregularities. Why is an electric car with a pitiful range of 124 miles a favorite among a particular readership? A readership that hasn’t even sampled the car and only has the words of motoring journalists to rely upon? Motoring journalists who have trans-morphed into professional corporate stenographers.
The old adage is, if you pay someone in the media enough money they will endure the treadmill of positivity for as long as the gig lasts. It is called “gaslighting” and this is the way folks professional journalism. The Mazda MX-30 is a pointless electric car and we hope it fails. With a maximum range of 124 miles, it deserves to fail. And that mileage is based on the WLTP estimate and we all know the L in WLTP stands for loophole. SO, the true real-world range of the MX-30 is probably around 90 miles, which relegates this absurdity to utter redundant stupidity. It is a Mitsubishi i-MiEV with suicide doors.
The Mazda MX-30 EV is a retrograde step towards futility, it’s almost as if Mazda isn’t trying hard enough. Every new electric car should offer a minimum range of 250 miles, that’s where EV technology is trending towards. And we are not interested in stats such as “most car owners travel no more than 50 miles per day”. That sort of mileage is great if you are a county-lines drug mule supplying middle-class and upper-class clients. The Mazda MX-30 will blend perfectly into the gravel driveways of the well-healed cocaine-snorting class.
Mazda, I want more miles as many miles you can give I don’t want stupid miles. And that is why the Mazda MX-30 is the worst car of the week.