November 15, 2019

Mazda Unveils MX-30 Electric Vehicle

Mazda MX-30 Electric Vehicle
Mazda MX-30 Electric Vehicle

Mazda has unveiled the MX-30, the company’s first mass-production electric vehicle, at the Tokyo Motor Show.

The model adopts Mazda’s new electric-drive technology, e-Skyactiv, and a 35.5kWh lithium-ion battery. While details are light at the moment, a battery that size should be good for around 200km or so. AC (up to 6.6kW) and DC chargers (CCS Type 2 Combo and CHAdeMO plug types) are supported.

Styling is very nice with the MX-30 even sporting some suicide-style doors. The car’s environmentally friendly too with materials such as fabric made from recycled plastic and cork left over from the production of bottle stoppers being used.

Inside, there’s a floating centre console that stands independent of the surrounding components and which is home to all necessary controls. There’s a nice touchscreen display and 2.5A USB connectivity and a 150W AC outlet.

In the MX-30, Mazda is giving its e-GVC Plus vectoring control a run, which leverages the torque characteristics of the electric motor to optimise the front-rear load shift under a wide range of usage scenarios.

There’s plenty of high-tech safety features in the MX-30 too.

There’s an evolved version of Mazda’s i-Activsense technology. Turn-Across Traffic functionality has been added to the existing Smart Brake Support (SBS) system and there is also Road Keep Assist and Emergency Lane Keeping with Blind Spot Assist.

Mazda says that a rigid body and structures that efficiently absorb crash energy achieves a high level of collision safety performance.

The Mazda MX-30 can now be ordered in Europe.