The Mazda MX-30 EV goes on sale in both U.S. and Canada this fall. The Japanese automaker has released all the details of its first electric vehicle for the two North American markets ahead of its launch.
Suitable for city driving
The 2022 Mazda MX-30 EV has a small 35.5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that gives an EPA estimated range of 100 miles or 161 km. It has a single motor, which generates 107 kW (143 horsepower) and 271 Nm (200 Lb.-Ft.) of torque for the front wheels. So, it’s not great on performance or range. In Europe, where the torque is a tad lower – 270 Nm (199 Lb.-Ft.), the 0-62 mph acceleration time is 9.7 seconds, and the top speed is 140 km/h (87 mph). With this type of specification, the MX-30 is good for urban use and an occasional trip out of town with careful planning.
Mazda understands the range of the MX-30 EV is low for long-distance travel. So, it is offering a special program for owners called Mazda MX-30 Elite Access Loaner Program. Under this, MX-30 EV owners can loan any other Mazda for up to ten days per year for the first three years of ownership. This program is free, but it is available only in the U.S.
In the U.S., Mazda will sell the MX-30 EV only in California this year. The company expects to deliver the first batch to Californian dealerships in October 2021. In Canada, select dealerships in Quebec and B.C will get the 2022 MX-30 at launch.
2022 MX-30 EV customers in both U.S. and Canada will get a $500 (USD 500 in the U.S. and CAD 500 in Canada) charging credit. They can to use it for public charging at ChargePoint’s charging stations or toward purchasing a Level 2 home charger from ChargePoint. The maximum charging input the MX-30 supports is 50 kW. Using a Level 3 50 kW DC charger, it takes approximately 36 minutes to fast-charge the battery pack from 20 to 80%.
Mazda is offering a complimentary subscription for the Mazda Connected Services for two years in Canada and three years in the U.S. A three-month SiriusXM satellite radio is complimentary in both markets. On top of that, Canadian customers will benefit from a standard five-year subscription of SiriusXM Traffic Plus and Travel Link services.
Considering the travel range, the 2022 Mazda MX-30 is quite expensive. Prices start at $33,470 in the U.S. and $42,150 in Canada. Customers may find the 2022 Hyundai Kona EV and the Chevrolet Bolt EUV more attractive, as they offer more than double the range. For reference, the former’s prices start at $33,000 (U.S.)/$40,198 (Canada), and the latter is priced starting at $34,000 (U.S.)/$43,699 (Canada).
For those in love with the 2022 Mazda MX-30’s unique design with freestyle doors but don’t wish to commit to an EV yet, a 2023 Mazda MX-30 Plug-In Hybrid arrives next year. It will feature a new rotary engine, and has received the green signal for the U.S. market.
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