Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Mazda launches its first electric car in the US. But what’s with the low range?

Mazda is launching its first electric car in the American market. The Model is called MX-30 EV and it will have a starting price of $33,470. The big issue appears to be that it will only 130 miles of range.

The Japanese automaker has long been a laggard when it comes to electric vehicles.

It only launched its first all-electric car in Europe in 2020 where regulations are forcing automakers to release more electric vehicles.

The MX-30 Specs don’t sound very impressive:

“The MX-30 features a 35.5 kWh battery and a powertrain capable of delivering 105 kW (142hp) of power and 264 Nm (192 lb-ft) of torque. Range is quoted as 130 miles (~210km) for the European model, which is likely using the WLTP testing standard.”

Here are the prices for the available models.

MX-30 EV$33,470
MX-30 EV w/ Premium Plus package$36,480

The car will only going to be available in California. With EV incentives the price will come down to roughly $25,000

Mazda has kept the 35.5 kWh battery pack which will results in just 100 miles of range:

“The modern styling builds intrigue, the engaging driving dynamics add enjoyment, and Mazda’s latest features bring everything together to help create an emotional bond with the electric crossover. The MX-30 can easily be the ideal companion for daily commuting with an EPA estimated range of 100 miles on a full charge. Designed to meet the needs of most urban residents, MX-30 is equipped with a 35.5 kWh lithium-ion battery that helps maintain its superb driving dynamics and allow for a lower environmental impact.”

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