Mazda MX-5 may turn into an electric carNovember 26, 2019
This is hinted at by Mazda’s patented subframe design of the car, where a fairly modest place is allocated for the power plant. This arrangement can often be found on hybrids and electric cars.
Car experts are wondering if the next generation of the iconic Mazda MX-5 roadster will be electric. An occasion to think about this issue was given by the latest patent received by the Japanese brand for the design of a car subframe with a small space for the motor. This arrangement is used today on electric cars and hybrid cars, since their power plants are much more compact than cars with traditional internal combustion engines. In addition, on the subframe you can see the suspension on double wishbones. In the current Mazda lineup, only the roadster and MX-5 coupe have it.
All this allowed experts to suggest that the brand “declassified” the first drafts of the next-generation MX-5. The model that is being sold now, fans of the brand have known for five years. So it’s obvious that Mazda is already working on an MX-5 upgrade.
On the one hand, the installation of electrical equipment is contrary to the philosophy of the lightweight MX-5, which guarantees the driver a sense of oneness with the car. The mass of the electric Mazda MX-5 will grow due to heavy batteries. However, you can work with this. Recall, a month earlier, the first electric car from Mazda, bearing the MX-30 index, was introduced. It was equipped with a small capacity battery – 35 kWh, designed for 200 kilometers of autonomous driving.
It turns out that the electric version of the MX-5 has a chance to enter the market. In this case, the modification with the internal combustion engine, at least, will continue for the next production cycle, writes the British automobile portal autocar.co.uk.
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