Mazda will unveil its first battery electric vehicle for mass production at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show in October.
This fully new model uses the latest electric drive technologies. Its design it based on Mazda’s human-centric philosophy. The Mazda EV is built on an exclusive platform.
The car is previewed by a e-TPV Prototype. The carmaker used the CX-30 as a base for that vehicle, which received a 35.5-kWh battery pack sized like the one on the Honda E.
If the upcoming Mazda electric vehicle is a production version of the e-TPV Prototype, it is rather a plug-in hybrid than an all-electric car. Its powertrain will comprise a rotary internal combustion engine.
The small battery may seem not enough, it will be probably enhanced with a range extender and an electric system for the optimal driving and efficiency.
Mazda invites to visit the press conference that starts at 11:20 a.m. on October 23 at the Tokyo Motor Show. The even itself begins on October 23, 2019. After 2 days for press (Oct.23-24), the show will be open to the general public (Oct. 25- Nov.4).
Source: Mazda, InsideEVs