The electric car industry has widened exponentially over the past decade. Nissan released the first mass-market electric vehicle in December of 2010, and—since then—many major auto brands have released all-electric models on the mainstream auto market. Major Japanese automaker Mazda recently unveiled its first all-electric vehicle—the Mazda MX-30 EV. This electric crossover SUV is a long-awaited all-electric release from Mazda, and drivers and auto critics alike are excited about Mazda finally going electric.
Mazda is renowned for the reliability and artistic design of their vehicles as well as the innovations they have made in the auto industry over the past century—this auto brand was founded in Japan in 1920. Many drivers and auto critics alike have been surprised that Mazda has not yet released any all-electric vehicles, especially considering that the major vehicle brand pledged in 2018 to switch their entire vehicle lineup to zero-emissions vehicles—which means these vehicles would need to be either hybrid or electric vehicles—by the year 2030.
In any case, the debut of the MX-30 and its upcoming release on the mainstream auto market is very exciting for many North American consumers who are fans of Mazda’s high-performing, reliable, and fun-to-drive vehicles.
Whether you’re in the market for an all-electric crossover SUV or are just curious about the model that will be Mazda’s all-electric vehicle debut on the mainstream auto market, here’s everything you need to know about the Mazda MX-30—or at least what has been revealed about it by Mazda so far.
About the Mazda MX-30
Not very much is known for sure yet about the Mazda MX-30. However, Mazda has released several key details that give potential MX-30 drivers an excellent snapshot of this eco-friendly, zero-emissions all-electric crossover SUV from Mazda.
The Mazda MX-30 comes equipped with a 35.5-kWh lithium-ion battery that powers a front-wheel-drive electric motor. This electric crossover is also compatible with a direct-current fast charger that can charge the dead battery of the MX-30 to a level of up to 80% in just over 30 minutes—which will allow drivers to get back on the road as soon as possible if the battery of their MX-30 dies while they are driving.
Equipped with a high-performing electric motor and a powerful lithium-ion battery, the Mazda MX-30 delivers the equivalent of 144 horsepower on the road. It also comes equipped with electric G-Vectoring Control Plus, which makes the responses of this electric crossover’s steering system more precise and helps drivers feel more in control of their MX-30 while driving.
In order to make their dedication to environmental consciousness clear and create a luxurious and unique look and feel for the MX-30, Mazda designed their first all-electric vehicle with a variety of interior accents made from sustainable materials. These accents include cork and recycled fabrics and are featured in the cabin of the MX-30 alongside other high-quality, premium materials.
The all-electric Mazda MX-30 is the MX-30 model that has earned the most attention and is most eagerly-awaited by drivers and auto critics alike. However, Mazda also plans to release a plug-in hybrid version of the MX-30 as well.
This plug-in hybrid MX-30 will be equipped with Mazda’s exclusive electrification technology and will be a zero-emissions vehicle that serves as an excellent stepping stone for any driver who wants to dip their toe into the world of electric cars without fully committing to an all-electric vehicle. The plug-in hybrid MX-30 model also features a rotary generator to charge the battery of the plug-in hybrid MX-30 and extend the battery range of this electrified crossover SUV.
When Will the Mazda MX-30 Be Available for Purchase?
When you can get your hands on a Mazda MX-30 EV depends largely on where you are located. The Mazda MX-30 is designed specifically for the North American market.
This electric crossover from Mazda is designated as a 2022 model. It will be released in California first. Mazda announced that the all-electric MX-30 model will be released on the California auto market in the next few months and will hit California dealerships by fall of 2021.
Mazda also stated that they plan to make the MX-30 EV available in other U.S. states and in Canada in 2022 after its release in California if the MX-30 performs well on the California auto market. The plug-in hybrid EV model of the MX-30 is also expected to be released in 2022—although where it will be released remains unclear.