Mazda considers dropping range extender from the MX-30
Mazda is apparently backing away from the plan to soon follow its first purely electric MX-30 series model with another variant with a Wankel engine as a range extender. Although the manufacturer confirms that the range extender will not be coming soon, it is officially sticking to the project.
Mazda adds MX-30 to UK scrappage scheme
As Mazda launches the UK sales of the MX-30, they have added the fully-electric SUV, to their UK-wide scrappage scheme. Customers can save up to £1,000 off the new Mazda battery-electric vehicle and receive a charger when trading in their previous car.
Mazda can’t leave their hands off combustion
Mazda just can’t seem to stay away from combustion engines: The Mazda MX-30 that was introduced in October 2019 as an all-electric model and announced in a further version with range extender, has now been surprisingly presented with a mild hybrid combustion engine.
Mazda launches production of the MX-30 in Ujina
Mazda has started production of the all-electric MX-30 at its plant in Ujina, Japan. In the second half of 2020 the electric car will roll into the showrooms of European Mazda dealers. While prices have not been released for most individual markets, in Germany, it will start at 33,490 euros.
Mazda patents a hybrid Wankel drive
Mazda has patented an extraordinary hybrid drive with a Wankel engine in Japan. The system works with a total of three electric motors and, according to Mazda, is primarily intended to be lighter than current electric four-wheel-drive systems.
Mazda limits electric motor torque
It was already known that Mazda’s first electric model MX-30 would be launched with a relatively small battery (35.5 kWh) and a correspondingly modest range of 200 kilometres. Now we know that the manufacturer is taking other measures to ensure that driving an EV won’t feel too different from a standard combustion vehicle.
Mazda introduces their first electric car MX-30
Mazda has now officially unveiled its first battery-electric model. The electric SUV MX-30 is equipped with a 35.5 kWh battery and can now be reserved. However, sales in Europe will not start until late 2020, with a First Edition starting at 33,990 euros in Germany.