What does that mean?

What does that mean?

If Mazda is going to lag behind its competitors in terms of electric cars, the Japanese company will be working on a completely new model. It will be an electric replacement for the Mazda 3, which can compete with the Tesla Model 3.

The Mazda Kai Concept, for example

Like all car manufacturers, Mazda soon they will have to sell only electric models, according to the will ofEuropean Union. And that’s good, because the copy from the American agency Reuters announced in 2017 that the Japanese company will not market more than electric and hybrid vehicles by 2030. But at the moment, the manufacturer is not visible, and is even behind its competitors. Indeed, only one 100% electric model is currently offered in the range, that is MX-30.

A new electric car

However, in 2019, Mazda announced that it wants to close the gap with some of its rivals by. to launch several hybrid models by 2022 with an electric car. Agree, the promise is saved for the last, but only the hybrid alternative has been launched, which is none other than the CX-60. And as for electricity, we cannot say that it is a real success either.

Because if the MX-30 is far from being a bad car, its small 35.5 kWh battery only gives it a range of 200 km, which is far from enough. The assumed choice of the Japanese brand, which believes that cars with large batteries are more polluting than diesel. Except that if large collections are simply not profitable, especially in terms of use and cost, Mazda’s statement is not entirely accurate.

However, the builder, who does not seem to believe in electrical matters, like Toyota slowly begins to fall into line. The end will be true in the process working on a brand new model ignore any heat engine. In any case, this is revealed by the drawings from the patent submitted by Mazda and adopted by the website Save.

This car, which was not announced by the brand then takes the form of a compact sedan, suggesting thatit could replace the current Mazda 3 when he retires. Of course, no information has been revealed by the manufacturer, but we learn that the future arrival can accommodate four to five people on board.

“Intelligent” freedom.

But what interests us most about these models is the battery. According to the patent, it will be large enough to provide ” reasonable freedom according to the patent. Although no further details have been given, it is hoped that the car will be able to transport more than 200 km. WLTP was announced for the MX-30. The patent also states that the compact can carry a standard lithium battery or a solid battery.

At this time, this very promising technology and the version in particular greater freedom thanks to better density it is still far from production. According to Nissan, it will not be integrated into the production car at least before 2028.

But some manufacturers like it Dongfeng and Nio with WeLion work in development of semi-solid alternatives, which can happen sooner. Nios ET5 and ET7 they will have equipment with them, enabling them to reach 1,000 km.

The Mazda’s future electric compact it should have a front engine, even if the patent states that it can also be installed in the rear. It is also possible that each axle is equipped with it, to provide an all-wheel drive. However, we will have to be patient before we know more. Because filing a patent does not always mean that a brand will produce a car or related technology. Although often it is.

According to Mazda, electric vehicles with large batteries would pollute more than the equivalent of a diesel engine. Claims that are based on several erroneous biases.
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