Mazda starts building its first pure EV

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Words: Josh Revell
28 May 2020

Mazda recently began production of its all-new, all-electric MX-30, hoping to cash in on increasing demand for EVs in Europe where stricter emissions regulations are in place.

The MX-30 uses what Mazda calls “e-Skyactiv” electric powertrain technology, which combines a 107kW electric motor with a 35.5kWh lithium-ion battery. The driving range has been measured at 200 kilometres on the WLTP test cycle.

Mazda played up the MX-30's design in an official press release, stating, “its uncompromisingly simple styling emphasises the MX-30's beauty as a solid mass, while centre-pillarless freestyle doors and a framed glasshouse hint at the open, spacious feeling of the cabin.”

It remains unclear when the Mazda EV will go on sale in New Zealand, although it is slated to hit European showrooms later this year.

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