Mazda’s first fully electric car, the MX-30, was revealed in 2019 at the Tokyo Motor Show. To start with, the range in the UK will be limited to 500 ‘First Edition’ models which customers can pre-order. This range of the MX-30 will cost from £27,495, taking into account the government grants available and the estimated arrival of the car to the customer is in early 2021. Less expensive versions of this model, such as a sport model, are expected to be released in the future.
The Mazda has a range of 124miles and the maximum AC charging speed is 6.6kW. This means an at-home wallbox charging unit should charge the car fully in around 6 hours and a rapid charging point could charge to 80% capacity in 40 minutes.
We’re don’t have the full performance figures yet, but we know the new model is front wheel drive and can go from 0-62mph in 10seconds with the top speed of the car being around 100mph. The MX-30 has rear-hinged doors which are said to make the rear seats more accessible. However, the rear passengers cannot open the rear doors without the front doors also being open.
The material used for the interior of the car were chosen on the basis of “comfort and eco-friendliness” by Mazda. Supporting this is the fact that the upper section of the car’s interior panel is trimmed with fabric made from recycled plastic bottles.
One of the most impressive features of the MX-30 are the brake system. The model uses regenerative braking which means energy is recycling back into the battery to boost the range of the car.
Mazda confirmed in July 2020 that it had selected NewMotion as its preferred charging point supplier for the MX-30. This means that the NewMotion home wallbox charging points will be recommended to those who purchase the MX-30 and the owners will have access to NewMotion’s UK network of over 2,500 charging points. This includes the 1,000 rapid chargers and 155,00 charging points across 35 European countries. However, the Mazda is compatible with all type 2 charging connections in line with the rest of the market.
Owners of the MX-30 will also have the option of including NewMotion’s dynamic power management to their charging package. This allows the individual to monitor total electricity consumption in the home in order to adjust the charging speed accordingly.
This is the third partnership announced by NewMotion recently with the company already signing deals with Alphabet, to provide home and workplace charging, and Aldi, to install chargers at their stores.
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