Last year, Mazda revealed its first production EV — the Mazda MX-30. This peppy electric crossover boasts a 35.5-kilowatt-hour battery pack that’s capable of providing up to 130 miles of range.
While the Mazda MX-30 doesn’t offer the industry’s largest battery pack, Mazda has its reasons — the automaker is going green.
According to Christian Schultze, the head of Mazda Europe’s research and development center, smaller battery packs require fewer resources to produce and replace. Therefore, over its lifetime, the Mazda MX-30 will have a significantly smaller carbon footprint, when compared to its longer-range rivals. On top of that, it takes less electricity to charge a smaller battery pack, resulting in even lower emissions for the Mazda MX-30,
Plus, 130 miles of range is more than enough for most drivers. However, if you’re looking for a longer-distance drive, Mazda intends to produce a range extender for the electric vehicle.
The Mazda MX-30 is expected to enter production in late 2020. Although a U.S. release hasn’t been confirmed yet, we think the Mazda MX-30 would be a welcome addition to many American families. However, Mazda may hold off on an American release until the range extender is finalized.
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