2022 Mazda MX-30 EV

Mazda Goes Electric With The MX-30 EV

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. 

Mazda Goes Electric With The MX-30 EV

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.

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2022 Mazda MX-30

What to Know About the 2022 Mazda MX-30

The 2022 Mazda MX-30 is an all-electric subcompact crossover SUV that will soon hit the North American auto market for the 2022 model year. The MX-30 will be Mazda’s debut in the electric car industry—this electric crossover model will be the first all-electric vehicle designed and mass-marketed by Mazda. 

Considering how long Mazda has waited to add their own all-electric model to their vehicle lineup, the upcoming release of the electric MX-30 is very exciting for Mazda fans, auto critics, and any driver who is in the market for a high-performing and a comparatively affordable all-electric vehicle. 

Stay in the know until this long-awaited all-electric crossover SUV from Mazda hits the mainstream auto market. Here’s everything you need to know about the 2022 Mazda MX-30 that will be reaching North American dealerships in the near future. 

On-the-Road Performance 

The 2022 Mazda MX-30 comes equipped with a 35.5-kWh battery. Some auto critics have questioned Mazda’s decision to equip their first all-electric vehicle model with such a small battery, but Mazda has stated that their decision to do so is deliberate in order to minimize the emissions of the MX-30 over time as much as possible. 

The electric MX-30’s 35.5-kWh battery powers a single motor that allows for front-wheel drive and delivers the equivalent of 144 horsepower and 200 lb.-ft. of torque on the road. This battery provides power to the MX-30’s electric motor gradually in order to allow for smoother acceleration. 

The 2022 MX-30 is also designed with special effects that allow this electric crossover SUV to mimic the sound of a traditional gas-powered engine when it accelerates. These imitation sounds make the MX-30 more fun and exciting to drive than many other all-electric vehicles—especially for drivers who enjoy the sound of a building engine rev. 

Range and Charging 

Equipped with a 35.5-kWh battery, the all-electric Mazda MX-30 is expected to have an average range of between 100 and 125 miles on a single battery charge.

While this figure is lower than the range of many other electric vehicles that are currently available on the mainstream auto market, the MX-30 is also compatible with DC fast-charging that charges this electric crossover vehicle’s battery to 80% in just 36 minutes. 

Plug-in Hybrid Version 

In addition to its all-electric model, the 2022 Mazda MX-30 will also be available in a plug-in hybrid version. 

This plug-in hybrid model comes equipped with a small rotary gasoline engine that powers its battery—allowing the hybrid MX-30 model to travel a longer distance on a single battery charge than its all-electric counterpart. 

Sustainable Interior Accents 

Another intriguing feature of the 2022 Mazda MX-30 is this subcompact electric crossover’s attention to detail—which is characteristic of almost all Mazda vehicles. 

What to Know About the 2022 Mazda MX-30 

In its spacious cabin, the 2022 MX-30 EV features only top-quality, premium materials that give it a luxurious look and comfortable feel. It is also designed with interior accents that are made with only sustainable materials such as cork and recycled fabrics. 

These sustainable interior accents give the MX-30 a unique look and emphasize Mazda’s dedication to an eco-friendly future. 

Release Date 

The Mazda MX-30 is a 2022 model that is designed specifically for the North American auto market. Most vehicle models for the 2022 model year will be released by the end of 2021—a subsequent model year for most vehicle brands begins in the third or fourth quarters of the previous model year. 

Mazda has announced that they will be releasing the all-electric version of their 2022 MX-30 in the fall of 2021—but only in California, at least at first. In addition to announcing the rough release date for the MX-30 in California, Mazda has also announced their plans to release both the all-electric and plug-in hybrid versions of the MX-30 throughout the rest of the United States and Canada sometime in 2022.

Affordability 

Exact price ranges for the 2022 MX-30 models have not yet been released by Mazda. However, careful speculation suggests that the MX-30 will be a comparatively affordable all-electric vehicle. 

Mazda is renowned for producing reliable, affordable vehicles, and they are not expected to break this reputation with the release of their first all-electric vehicle model. 

The small battery of the all-electric MX-30 is also expected to lower the price of the MX-30 on the mainstream auto market—which is great for drivers who are interested in driving an all-electric vehicle but don’t see any need for a larger battery.

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