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Mazda Motor Corporation, commonly referred to as Mazda, is a Japanese multinational automaker based in Fuchū, Japan.

Mazda MX-30 SUV production begins » The first electric Mazda has rolled off the line at the company’s Ujina #1 factory in Japan

2020 Mazda MX-30

2020 Mazda MX-30

The MX-30 is for the Japanese and European markets. The maximum range of 200 km is thought to be inadequate for the North American consumer. Available to order now, the MX-30 will arrive in European dealerships from autumn 2020 onwards.

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A stylish and versatile SUV, the MX-30 has been created in response to the increasingly high demand for Electric Vehicles (EVs) amongst the environmentally conscientious in Europe.

The new MX-30 is equipped with e-Skyactiv1 – Mazda’s new electric drive technology. The front-wheel-drive powertrain combines a 107kW (145PS) AC synchronous electric motor with a 35.5kWh lithium-ion battery, equipping the new SUV with a driving range of approximately 200km (WLTP combined).

Sized to provide the optimum balance between a driving range which gives customers peace of mind and CO2 emissions from an LCA (Life-Cycle Assessment) perspective, the system battery can be charged to 80% within approximately 40 minutes using DC rapid charging.

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Mazda patent filing reveals AWD rotary engine hybrid


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Mazda has a newly published patent in Japan that could point to a return for the brand’s rotary engine. The paperwork describes a powertrain with a front-mounted combustion engine with the help of an electric motor turning the rear wheels. The front would have an electric motor in each wheel with a capacitor system powering them. The result is an electric all-wheel drive vehicle that Mazda believes could have weight savings over other existing methods of achieving this layout.

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