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Hello, everyone! I have a concern about my Mazda CX60 PHEV Takumi automobile, which was made after December 20, 2022, and acquired from the dealer on November 24, 2023. Upon arriving home with a fully charged battery, the vehicle displayed an estimated range of 58 km. However, after driving a short distance, the range decreased significantly, with 5 km of driving using 12 km of range. Every day, I begin from a warm garage with temps about 17°C at the lowest, and the vehicle is typically fully charged by the time I leave. Over time, the specified range gradually dropped each day. The decline in range continued for the first few km. At full charge, the display displays a range of 37 km, however the real range is 25 km. Removing the negative battery connection resets all systems temporarily for 3 days, but thereafter performance decreases significantly. Over a distance exceeding 6000 km, the power usage is 31.7 kilowatt-hours, and the gasoline consumption is 5.6 litres. Regardless of the temperature, whether cold or warm (about 18-20°C), the car's behaviour remains consistent, with power usage being quite constant. Has anybody had a similar problem and found a solution? Disconnecting the battery cable every 3 days is not a practical solution for a high-end automobile, and the service centre has been unable to find a resolution after applying all TSBs, recalls, and software upgrades. Thank you to everyone!

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It is typical for electric vehicles, like Mazda and other manufacturers, to not achieve the mileage quoted under real-world conditions. Higher temperatures will result in increased distance covered by the battery. I have had the automobile since September 2022 and have determined that the ideal air temperature is typically in the mid to late 20s. The battery is still pretty cold at 18 to 20 degrees. In your late 20s, you can achieve a distance reasonably near to the claimed range. For instance, the automobile is expected to go 39 miles on a full charge, but in fact, you can cover roughly 30 miles. However, it is highly influenced by factors like as your driving technique, speed, vehicle load, and the selected brake regeneration level.

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Use this tool to analyse how your battery is affected by driving style, driving speed, and temperature. You may use it with many electric vehicles including plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. It is essential to choose the Mazda CX-60 to familiarise yourself with your vehicle.

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It is an estimating tool that assumes 100% battery usage. Mazda uses proprietary algorithms that restrict the full usage of the battery, sometimes maintaining up to 30% battery reserves.
There may be more accurate estimation tools available, but the main idea was to raise awareness of the elements that influence the electric vehicle range.

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The provided range is a rough estimate influenced by several variables such as ambient temperature and recent average use, all rooted in basic physics.

This automobile is large and heavy, not optimised for high efficiency like a Tesla electric vehicle. The battery capacity is limited, maybe about 10 kilowatt-hours, especially in colder temperatures. Therefore, driving the vehicle from a warm garage to cold outside conditions would significantly reduce its range. Monitor the immediate usage indicator when accelerating in EV mode to see whether the heating/AC is on. Your energy efficiency may be 0.5 miles per kilowatt-hour. Recovering the lost energy requires either burning fuel or connecting to a power source. Simply said, the battery depletes at a faster rate.

During warmer temperatures, using air conditioning instead of heating will use fewer kilowatt-hours (KWh), allowing you to go farther while using less energy.

I am perplexed by how some individuals fail to comprehend this. To maximise your distance in electric vehicle mode, choose for a pure electric vehicle (EV) rather than a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV).

No disrespect meant; enjoy the journey 🙂

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I refuse to sell my vehicle due to its failure to achieve the advertised 62 km EV range. However, they are not truthful. They see it as a very optimistic figure achievable only with the support of wind, sun, etc. During this winter, my electric vehicle had a range of around 28-32 km. This is less than 50% of the range that was claimed. I consulted acquaintances who own comparable vehicles from other manufacturers. (Mercedes CLE and Volvo XC40) Their electric vehicle's range is about 40-45 miles in summer and roughly 30 miles in winter. The loss is lower than that of the CX60.

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What is your identity? 12 and upset? There is no justification for such.

You said comparable vehicles, my mistake for not reading the whole text. I cannot make a direct comparison between the XC40 and CX60. The difference in weight and the less powerful electric motor alone do not justify the XC40 being considered a suitable option starting at about $50,000. The cx60 is a superb automobile for the price.

However, Hidepon demonstrated on YouTube yesterday that there are also issues with batteries. Mazda is attempting to deny the switch within the warranty period. Comparing my cx60 to other vehicles is meaningless due to the significant difference in battery quality, resulting in varying range and consumption for internal combustion engine and electric models. This impacts all plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and mild hybrid vehicles.

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