In the recent interview with Auto News , Mazda CEO Akira Marumoto confirmed that the Japanese carmaker will launch its first electric car next year. Next, they will continue to unveil several new models using plug-in hybrid drives in 2021 or 2022. This is an important part of Mazda’s plan to meet the targets. New CO2 emission standards in Europe in the near future. In addition, Akira Marumoto reiterated that this year Mazda will introduce SkyActiv-X engine generation with a lower CO2 emission level of 100g /km.
Talking about the fully electric Mazda model, the company’s leader confirmed that this will be a independently developed model, not built on existing internal combustion engine products. At the same time, Mazda will study its own electric vehicle platform, not shaking hands with Toyota or Denso to cut costs and shorten the project’s time.
At the same time, Mazda is currently concentrating a lot of resources to prepare new models with mild-hybrid hybrid systems based on SkyActiv-X engines. Mazda’s main goal in this direction is to improve fuel economy for mid-size sedans and SUVs like the Mazda6 or CX-5. Mr. Marumoto said – A car will have the best performance when a combination of diesel engine and electric motor.