The all-new 2022 Mazda MX-30 EV is a baby step toward the brand’s lagging electrification. Initially launching in California dealerships this fall, the battery-electric MX-30 has an EPA estimated range of only 100 miles on a full charge. The urban EV MX-30 is equipped with a 35.5 kWh lithium-ion battery. MSRP starts at $33,470 .
Mazda has partnered with ChargePoint 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 extended trips, Mazda is launching a program for MX-30 owners called, Mazda MX-30 Elite Access Loaner Program. MX-30 owners will have access to other vehicles in the Mazda family for up to 10 days per year for the first three years of ownership.
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. 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 charger. When plugged-in, an indicator light will show the charging status .
An eight-year, or 100,000-mile battery 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.
Mazda’s all-new electrification technology is called e-Skyactiv EV. 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 mounted under the floor in a flat, modular arrangement with a thin cooling system to keep the battery operating at the right temperature. This positioning also supports the vehicle’s low center of gravity.”
MX-30 has a powertrain unique to the current Mazda lineup, but Mazda claims it “maintains a driver and vehicle connection that supports a natural driving feeling. New electric G-Vectoring Control Plus (e-GVC Plus), standard on all MX-30 models, uses electric motor torque adjustments to control vehicle load and help provide natural and consistent handling.”
Steering wheel paddles, also standard, allow the driver to “adjust the level of regenerative braking to what feels comfortable based on the driving situation. Alongside physical and visual responses, audible feedback is just as important to help the driver’s sense feel linked to how the vehicle is operating. Since an electric motor has a much quieter tone, Mazda’s new EV sound generates audible feedback that is in sync with the electric motor and helps provide a familiar connection that helps lead to a natural driving experience,” Mazda claimed.
Inevitable Mazda MX-30 EV Footnotes
- MSRP does not include $1,175 for destination and handling ($1,220 in Alaska), taxes, title or additional fees. Dealers set actual sale prices.
- Based on Dealer participation and vehicle availability. Must reserve with dealer in advance.
- General conditions: State of charge (SOC) in the meter from 20% to 80%, battery temperature at 77° F.