Mazda has taken a step forward in reducing emissions and electrifying their vehicles. In the past few months, the brand has achieved an impressive 94% sales of cars with “eco” or “zero emissions” labels in Spain. As part of their ongoing commitment to sustainability, Mazda has launched two new versions that deserve our attention: the diesel mild hybrid CX60 and the MX30 electric with a unique rotary engine.
In a market where all brands are competing for electrification, Mazda stands out by offering unique and different electrification systems. The most notable one is the MX30 R-EV, a fully electric model with an innovative approach. This vehicle stands out for its rotary engine and a large battery that allows for an extended range of over 50 km in electric mode.
The Mazda MX30 R-EV uses an electric motor to propel the vehicle’s wheels, while a gasoline-powered rotary engine produces the necessary electricity for its operation. This way, the MX30 R-EV is capable of charging normally and quickly, while also being able to supply up to 1.5 kW of external electric power. Additionally, it offers three driving modes to adapt to different situations.
Although Mazda defines it as a plug-in hybrid, it can also be considered an extended-range electric vehicle. When the battery is depleted, the gasoline engine comes into action, producing the necessary electricity to continue driving and charging the battery simultaneously.
The driving experience with the MX30 R-EV is equally comfortable compared to the standard electric model, thanks to its series hybrid propulsion system. In terms of range, the MX30 R-EV offers a range of 85 km, due to the presence of the gasoline engine that generates electricity.
This new approach from Mazda represents a middle ground between an electric vehicle and an extended-range one. It provides users with the peace of mind to make longer trips without compromising their usual electric driving experience. Additionally, it is also useful in emergency situations when the vehicle cannot be charged.
In summary, Mazda continues to lead the way in electrification with its full range of electrified vehicles. The MX30 R-EV stands out as a unique model in the market, offering an innovative proposition for those who want an electric vehicle with an extended range. With this initiative, Mazda reaffirms its commitment to sustainability and emissions reduction, setting new standards in the automotive industry.