Take charge of your electric future with Mazda!
Mazda is committed to an electric future, and aims to electrify its entire range by 2030 (95% hybrid models; 5% full electric) and cut its manufacturing emissions to 50% of 2010 levels by 2030. And the Japanese manufacturer has recently launched its first all-electric vehicle, the new MX-30 SUV. The marque has also announced that the all-new Mazda CX-30 is the first compact SUV to be offered with the revolutionary Mazda M Hybrid technology!
Electrified powertrains come with an array of benefits, including emissions-free driving, lower running costs, less potential maintenance costs, free travel in emissions zones (for all-electric vehicles), convenient home-charging – plus a range of government grants that sweeten the deal! If you’re thinking of making the switch, check out the current Mazda hybrid and electric models below and, to find out more, get in touch with our friendly team at your local Johnsons Mazda.
Mazda currently offer two electrified powertrains: the fully electric one due to arrive soon and Mild Hybrid that they also refer to "M Hybrid".
Mazda M Hybrid is their name for a Mild Hybrid. These models are a form of self-charging Hybrid meaning no plugging in required. They still feature and electric motor and battery, but this is smaller than you’d find on an electric car and other Hybrids. A Mild Hybrid also features a petrol engine. This engine drives the car like a traditional combustion engine. The battery is charged by the engine and through regenerative braking and the power is used to assist the engine during acceleration at low speeds. This saves on fuel consumption and reduces emissions but because the battery is smaller, this saves on the cost of the car.
A Mazda Electric car is simple. Instead of an engine and a fuel tank, it features an electric motor and a battery. This battery can be charged by plugging it at home or at a public charging point. The time it takes to charge varies by the type of charging point you use. This battery power is then used to drive the electric motor. Electric motors can spin very fast which means electric cars deliver a surprising amount of power to the wheels. Electric motors are also very quiet which creates a pleasant driving experience but to keep pedestrians safe electric cars generate an artificial noise at low speeds.
Mazda’s first electric vehicle, the MX-30, is due to launch soon.