Mazda launches its first electric car in California
Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) has announced the introduction of the Mazda MX-30, the brand’s first battery-electric vehicle, to the US market starting in the third quarter of 2021 at California dealerships.
The first all-electric Mazda model will be first available only in California. Briefly to the electric car’s data: The MX-30 is powered by an electric motor (AC synchronous motor) with a peak output of 105 kW and 265 Nm of torque. The battery has a capacity of 35.5 kWh with a range of 200 kilometres according to the WLTP cycle. The battery can be charged via CCS to 80 per cent in 30 to 40 minutes. Mazda gives a maximum DC charging capacity of 50 kW.
Mazda says that MX-30 owners will have multiple options to stay charged through access to public Level 2 and DC fast charging solutions. The Japanese company says that the 35.5 kWh battery can be charged to 80% in roughly 36 minutes using DC fast charging. With the market launch of the car in California, MNAO says it will be partnering with ChargePoint so that drivers can make use of charging solutions in the US.
Jeff Guyton, President of Mazda North American Operations said: “Mazda is preparing for the fast-changing US market demands by taking a multi-solution approach to electrification. The battery-powered MX-30 will begin the introduction of additional electrified models, including a series plug-in hybrid with a rotary generator for MX-30, a plug-in hybrid for our new large platform, and a traditional hybrid for our new American-made crossover. While these powertrains will be optimised for their platforms, Mazda fans can expect great driving dynamics and beautiful design across all models.”
Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, California, and oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States and Mexico through approximately 620 dealers.