Mazda’s new Skyactiv Electric Vehicle Scalable Architecture will underpin all three, with the company aiming for a fully electrified lineup by 2030!
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Mazda presently only makes one electric vehicle, the MX-30 coupe-SUV, but that is about to change. By 2025, the Japanese automaker plans to introduce three new electric vehicles, all of which will be built on a dedicated electric vehicle platform.
All three upcoming cars will be based on the company’s Skyactiv Electric Vehicle Scalable Architecture, which includes a bolt-in panel for the chassis’ center. Mazda can easily extend the platform’s wheelbase and boost the battery capacity as a result.
This suggests that Mazda could theoretically produce zero-emissions family hatchbacks on the very same assembly line as its massive SUVs, which are much more efficient in terms of manufacturing.
Mazda has not yet revealed any performance numbers or any other details about the new platform, nor has it said when one of the three new electric cars will be available. However, Mazda has indicated that its new platform will initially be utilized on its Small Product Group, which means that the automobile will be comparable in size to the Mazda CX-30 Compact SUV or the Mazda 3 hatchback.
By 2030, the business plans to have a fully electrified lineup, and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) will be major new additions to its European range. A 4-cylinder petrol engine will be paired with an electric engine in the CX-80 and CX-60’s plug-in powertrains, but electric ranges & fuel economy have not been revealed for either vehicle.
During the first half of 2022, the Japanese company plans to release a plug-in range-extender variant of the Mazda MX-30.