After more than a year since it when on sale in Europe, the electric Mazda MX-30 is reaching the US market, firstly in California. Initially launching in California dealerships this fall, the battery-electric 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.
Whether on the road or at home, charging will easily fit into owners’ daily lives. Mazda has partnered with ChargePoint, one of the world’s largest charging networks to give MX-30 owners a $500 charging credit that can be used for public charging or toward the purchase of an in-home ChargePoint Level 2 charger. For those occasions when owners are feeling inspired to go on an extended trip, Mazda is launching a program exclusively for MX-30 owners called, Mazda MX-30 Elite Access Loaner Program. MX-30 owners will have access to experience other vehicles in the Mazda family for up to 10 days per year for the first three years of ownership.
Powered by a 35.5 kWh lithium-ion battery, the front-wheel drive 80.9 kW electric motor will deliver an output of 107 kW (143 horsepower) and a maximum torque of 271 Nm (200 lb-ft), providing a smooth and connected feeling that helps enhance confidence for the driver. The battery pack is developed with MX-30’s natural driving experience in mind. The battery pack is mounted under the floor in a flat, modular arrangement with a thin cooling system to keep the battery operating at the right temperature for optimal performance. This positioning also supports the vehicle’s low center of gravity.
MX-30 owners will have multiple options to stay charged, by plugging-in at home or while traveling around town with access to public Level 2 and Level 3 DC fast charging solutions. The 35.5 kWh battery can be charged to 80% within approximately 36 minutes with a Level 3: DC 50 kW fast charger, 2 hours and 50 minutes with a Level 2: AC 240V / 30 amps charger, or 13 hours and 40 minutes with a Level 1: AC 120V / 15 amps charger3. When plugged-in, an indicator light will show the charging status. While Mazda is confident with the performance of the battery, an eight-year, or 100,000-mile warranty, is included to help add peace of mind. The three-year complimentary Mazda Connected Services also allows owners to remotely monitor and control the state of the MX-30 through the MyMazda App. This includes remote start / stop charging and checking battery levels, in addition to features such as remotely setting the climate control or locking the doors.
The 2022 Mazda MX-30 EV can be equipped with the Premium Plus package that introduces all-new i-Activsense safety features and elevates the sophisticated feeling of the electric vehicle. Blind Spot Assist enhances Blind Spot Monitoring, by providing steering assist to help keep the vehicle in its own lane if the driver attempts to change lanes while another vehicle is detected in the blind spot. When traveling at speeds below 6 mph, Front Cross Traffic Alert produces an audible and visual alert on the instrument panel to help warn the driver when the front sensors detect vehicles approaching from the front left or right side of the vehicle at speeds above 3 mph. This package enhances the vehicle with the Bose 12-speaker premium audio, heated steering wheel, 360° View Monitor with front parking sensors, Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry, and a complimentary three-month trial of SiriusXM satellite radio. The rearview camera display includes dynamic lines while the frameless auto-dimming rearview mirror adds HomeLink and the cargo area adds a convenient light. The 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels are finished with a bright silver color. The leatherette seats are available in either Pure White with gray fabric or Vintage Brown with black fabric, with both options still featuring fabric using 20% recycled threads. Through this package, MX-30 is available as a single-tone exterior paint in Jet Black or Machine Gray Metallic premium paint or in the three new multi-tone color options mentioned above.