Mazda’s first electric car MX 30 fetches ‘freestyle’ doors

In Tokyo Motor Show, Mazda divulged its first electric car, MX 30. This first electric car by Mazda has freestyle doors like their own RX 8. So finally, we can say Mazda, Japan-based automaker company joined the club of electric cars with this MX 30.

The MX 30 has rear-hinged doors on both sides without the center pillar, which provides a large space when both the doors are opened. The doors look smaller, which reminds the doors of RX 8 by the same company. The front door opens for about 82 degrees, and the rear door opens about 80 degrees.

According to Mazda, in MX 30, the front door is opened first, followed by the rear door, and both can be opened without changing position.

Tomoko Takeuchi, Program manager of MX-30, stated that they designed freestyle doors to offer an inspiring space that customers can enjoy in a variety of creative ways.

Instead of fuel tanks and engines, the Electric vehicles have batteries and electric motors and are powered entirely by electricity. Thus they are promoted as environment-friendly cars. (Electric cars cuts CO2 emission).

Mazda is in the production of cars for the long time, producing several sports cars as well as other vehicles. They are well known for their signature Wankel engine sports cars and pistol engine cars. From the launch of MX 30 in Tokyo Motor Show, they are all set to step in the electric car market.

According to AutoCar, the drivetrain of MX 30 will transmit141 bhp and 195 lb-ft with an electric motor of a 35.5-kWh lithium-ion battery pack.

The lithium-ion batteries are smaller compared to other batteries that are used in the market. Mazda told AutoCar that they chose smaller batteries to reduce emissions over the total life cycle of the vehicle.

With the given facts, MX 30 is expected to provide a range of 130 miles to a maximum of 200 miles. Though this range is considered as a minimum range when compared to other electric cars in the market, the company states that MX 30 can be used for everyday purposes.

According to Mazda, in order to save the driver’s touch and for long drives, they have added a gasoline fed engine. A rotatory engine similar to Mazda’s RX 8 is added to MX 30, providing huge cabin space.

The inner cabin of MX 30 consists of a touch screen, which is about 7-inch. The touch screen is placed above the gear controller. This touch screen helps to control the air conditioning of the car.

The central console of MX 30 is made up of cork. In the launch message, Mazda stated that in order to provide a nature-oriented product, they designed the cork – a naturally derived product which can create less impact on the environment.

MX 30 will have openings to pre-order from next summer. The cars will be delivered in Japan in the second half of 2020. It is expected that MX 30 will hit the European Markets for delivery in 2021. Mazda also has plans to hit the US. (according to CNET).

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