Mazda Electric

Reasons to drive electric

Please read on to learn about the many benefits of electrified motoring.

Enhanced space - Because almost all electric vehicles (EVs) lack a bulky transmission tunnel, they have flat floors which offer more passenger space.
Maintenance costs - These are lower over an EV’s lifetime because an electric powertrain features fewer moving parts than a combustion engine. Moreover, EVs benefit from reduced wear and tear on brake pads thanks to regenerative braking. Also, EVs don’t need oil.
Zero-emission driving - An all-electric car such as the Mazda MX-30 produces zero emissions. This means that wherever you drive, you’re always being kind to the environment.
Choosing the vehicle to suit you Your vehicles. Your way. Anywhere. Not ready to go 100% electric yet? At Johnsons Cars Mazda, we have some excellent hybrid and plug-in hybrid options.

Types of electric/hybrid vehicles explained

The Mazda brand offers great value for money – which is doubly true of an electrified Mazda. This is because an electric or hybrid powertrain delivers enhanced efficiency.

    Plug-in hybrid A PHEV – the CX-60, for instance – is equipped with a combustion engine and an electric motor, the latter of which is powered by a high-capacity battery. PHEVs are very efficient and produce low emissions. They also require manual charging.
    Electric An EV such as the MX-30 is propelled by an electric motor which is powered by an on-board battery. The latter requires manual charging which can be achieved at home, at work and out and about. EVs are highly efficient and produce zero harmful emissions.
    Full hybrid A full hybrid electric vehicle (FHEV) such as the Mazda2 FHEV runs mainly on fuel but is capable of all-electric motoring at low speeds. FHEVs deliver instant torque, enhanced efficiency and self-charging convenience.
    Mild hybrid A mild hybrid electric vehicle (MHEV) – the CX-5, for example – is a self-charging car that delivers enhanced efficiency and instant torque.


    Our electric-focused frequently asked questions are featured below. If your query isn’t covered, please get in touch with the Mazda Gloucester, Oxford, Solihull, Swindon or Tamworth teams today.

    Are electric cars automatic?


    In almost every case, yes.

    What is a hybrid car?


    A hybrid car features a combustion engine which is boosted by an electric motor, which is energised by a self-charging battery.

    What is a plug-in hybrid car?


    A plug-in hybrid car goes one better than a hybrid by offering a significant all-electric driving range - as much as 39 miles in the case of the CX-60. This means greater efficiency and fewer emissions, and while plug-in hybrids require external charging, there are plenty of options for doing so.

    How long does it take to charge an electric car?


    The all-electric MX-30 takes roughly 24 minutes to receive a 20% to 80% charge when using a rapid-charging (50kW) public connector.

    Should I buy an electrified car?


    Yes, if you wish to enjoy lower fuel bills while contributing towards a greener planet. Learn more about the pros and cons of electric motoring by contacting your local Johnsons Cars Mazda team today.

    How does an electric car work?


    It runs on an electric motor, which is powered by a high-capacity battery that requires manual charging. You can charge an electric vehicle at home, at work or at one of more than 30,800 public charging locations around the UK. Electric cars are extremely efficient and produce zero CO2 and NOx emissions.

    How does a hybrid car work?


    Hybrid cars bridge the gap between conventional and plug-in hybrid vehicles. While it mainly relies on fuel, a hybrid car’s electric motor delivers instant torque and enables low-speed electric motoring (full hybrids only). All hybrid cars offer self-charging convenience.

    Are electric cars better for the environment?


    Yes. Once it leaves the production line, an electric Mazda is 100% carbon neutral.