Mazda’s debut electric car has become a “mild” hybridAugust 3, 2020
In Japan, on Monday, August 3, the Mazda MX-30 electric car was shown in a hybrid version under the name e-SkyActiv G.
The power plant of the M Hybrid cross operates on the principle of a moderate hybrid: it consists of a 2.0-liter SkyActiv-G atmospheric gasoline engine and a 24-volt starter-generator with a lithium-ion battery.
According to Mazda representatives, the new product is highly fuel efficient, while they did not disclose details about the unit. But the same unit is installed on the CX-30 cross platform, on which the unit develops 150 hp. (213 Nm).
The presentation of the Mazda MX-30 took place at the Tokyo Auto Show in October 2019. The debut serial electric car of the Japanese brand got doors that open against the stroke, and a 143-horsepower installation with a 35.5 kWh battery.
The autonomy of the MX-30, when compared with competitive models, is rather small – 200 km in the WLTP cycle. Mazda emphasized that they did not specifically install a large battery in the electric car, as they have a negative impact on the environment than diesel engines.
It is assumed that dealers of the Japanese brand will begin taking orders for the hybrid MX-30 before the end of this year.
In addition, it was recently noted that the Japanese model Mazda 6 may lose its diesel engine. Currently, such a variation of the car is under development, but it says a lot about the fact that it will not appear on sale.
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