I collected the demo (New with 400kms) from the dealer with 1 km on batt but bat not fully discharged. I filled it to the neck and drove it until the battery was full 100% on ICE. Took 137 km on flat enough terrain and normal driving, nothing mad. An odd burst.
Filled it to the neck again and it took 14.4 ltrs.
Drove on EV from Kildare to Dub and a bit of urban driving. Got 61 km. Same nothing mad. Temp was around 9 deg. Night time, dry, heating set 21deg. Fan on 2. Bare minimum consumables on.
When the battery showed 1 km on the dash I switched to normal mode. Next day drove it for another 137.4 kms just normal regeneration charge and filled it to the neck. It took 13.08 ltrs to fill it to the neck.
So the calculations are that it took just over 1 ltr of fuel more to charge the battery. (Inc regenerated charge)
Some say they would not switch on ICE, but I wanted to see what the cost in fuel difference was. If I drive on a long drive and my battery has depleted, by turning ICE on I would get a full battery and then switch to EV. If I got 137KM on ICE driving and 60 odd on EV. That’s nearly 200 kms for 14.4 ltrs. 63km to a gallon. Again brand new car. So will it stay the same.
Mazdas economy claim and 6 year warranty caught my attention along with the looks, tow capacity and so on. Perfect, I thought!
Now I don’t have a PHEV and it was the first contact I had with same.
So the guys on here are experiencing different economy figures and have had problems that I don’t like. I have been watching and reading all the posts to see what’s being fixed and how customers are being treated by Mazda and how they are tackling issues. I still haven’t cancelled the order. I have until the end of feb before they take my car for trading.
Sorry for the long blurb, don’t get much time to reply or participate.
The first demo was same on battery but I didn’t get to do the ICE test.