The All-Electric Mazda MX-30 SUV: The Complete Guide

Mazda MX-30 electric SUV

Overview


The Mazda Motor Corporation, more commonly known as Mazda, is a leading Japanese automotive manufacturer. Mazda is a global automotive company, with business activities across a number of key international markets. For a time, the US based Ford Motor Company owned a stake in Mazda, during the time Mazda was undergoing financial difficulties. The Ford-Mazda partnership did result in a number of successful initiatives.

Mazda has conducted research on alternative fuel vehicles for many decades. The company has had a particular focus on hydrogen-powered vehicles. The company currently has one battery-electric vehicle (BEV) on sale in the UK, the all-electric MX-30 compact SUV.



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The Mazda MX-30 Electric SUV


The all-electric Mazda MX-30 crossover SUV, is the first production battery-electric vehicle (BEV) from Mazda. The pure electric compact SUV was unveiled at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. The Mazda electric vehicle (EV) has been positioned for the urban driver, with the Japanese automotive manufacturer following a very similar ethos to Honda-e, in keeping the EV battery size small. Both the Mazda MX-30 and Honda-e use a 35.5 kWh lithium-ion EV battery.

Mazda is unique, in that, one of the key determinants of the EV battery size was the ‘life-cycle’ environmental impact.  According to Mazda, the smaller battery pack has a more positive environmental footprint, challenging some of the conventional wisdom in the electric vehicle sector, with automotive manufacturers aspiring for large EV batteries with longer zero-emission range. 

The electric vehicle is positioned for the young urban commuter and its 35.5 kWh battery size reflects the shorter city commutes.  However, the 124 miles zero-emission electric range can easily be used for weekend getaways.  The battery is supplied by Panasonic. The company has also opted for low-impact and sustainable materials for the inside cabin, to include, recycled plastic bottles and cork harvested from the bark of trees without felling. 

The e-SUV is affordable and eligible for the UK government plug-in incentive (PiCG). The electric vehicle (EV) has a 6.6 kW AC on-board charger and is capable of DC charging up to 50 kW (0-80%: 36 mins). A perfect step into affordable and fun urban electric driving.

Mazda MX-30 electric SUV
The Mazda MX-30 Electric SUV (credit: Mazda)

At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:SUV (Compact Crossover)
Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG):Available
Engine:Electric
Available In UK:Yes

Trims (4 Options)
SE-L LUX (from £26,045)
First Edition (from £27,995)
Sport LUX (from £28,045)
GT Sport Tech (from £30,345)

PROSCONS
An affordable compact electric SUVLimited electric range
Familiar in design to petrol variants (for those consumers who prefer familiarity when migrating to electric driving)Access to rear seats not easy
Low-impact and sustainable materials for the inside cabinLimited legroom, headroom for rear seats and small boot space

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in one battery size (35.5 kWh)
Charging:50 kW DC Rapid Charging (0-80%: 36 mins). On board charger: 6.6kW AC
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)
Battery Warranty:8 years or 100,000 miles

Average Cost Of Residential Charging
Battery net capacity : 16.7 kWh£2.40
Battery net capacity : 30.0 kWh£4.32
Battery net capacity : 39.2 kWh£5.64
Battery net capacity : 45.0 kWh£6.48
Battery net capacity : 50.0 kWh£7.20
Battery net capacity : 64.0 kWh£9.22
Battery net capacity : 71.0 kWh£10.22
Battery net capacity : 77.0 kWh£11.09
Battery net capacity : 90.0 kWh£12.96
Battery net capacity : 100.0 kWh£14.40
  • Note 1: The average cost of residential electricity in the UK varies depending on the region, supplier and type of energy used. An average for the UK is 14.40 p/kWh.
  • Note 2: Not all EV manufactures make available the data on net EV battery capacity, and in a number of instances the EV battery capacity advertised, does not state if it is gross or net capacity. In general, usable EV battery capacity is between 85% to 95% of the gross available capacity.

Charging Times (Overview)
Slow charging AC (3 kW – 3.6 kW):6 – 12 hours (dependent on size of EV battery & SOC)
Fast charging AC (7 kW – 22 kW):3 – 8 hours (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Rapid charging AC (43 kW):0-80%: 20 mins to 60 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Rapid charging DC (50 kW+):0-80%: 20 mins to 60 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Ultra rapid charging DC (150 kW+):0-80% : 20 mins to 40 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Tesla Supercharger (120 kW – 250 kW):0-80%: up to 25 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
  • Note 1: SoC: state of charge

Dimensions
Height (mm):1555
Width (mm):1795
Length (mm):4395
Wheelbase (mm):2655

SE-L LUX
EV Battery Capacity:35.5 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):124 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):19.0
Charging:50 kW DC Rapid Charging (0-80%: 36 mins). On board charger: 6.6kW AC
Top Speed:87 mph
0-62 mph:9.7 seconds
Drive:Front-wheel drive (FWD)
Electric Motor (kW):107
Max Power (PS):145
Torque (Nm):271
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Kerb Weight (kg):1,645
Colours:5

First Edition
EV Battery Capacity:35.5 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):124 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):19.0
Charging:50 kW DC Rapid Charging (0-80%: 36 mins). On board charger: 6.6kW AC
Top Speed:87 mph
0-62 mph:9.7 seconds
Drive:Front-wheel drive (FWD)
Electric Motor (kW):107
Max Power (PS):145
Torque (Nm):271
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Kerb Weight (kg):1,645
Colours:4

Sport LUX
EV Battery Capacity:35.5 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):124 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):19.0
Charging:50 kW DC Rapid Charging (0-80%: 36 mins). On board charger: 6.6kW AC
Top Speed:87 mph
0-62 mph:9.7 seconds
Drive:Front-wheel drive (FWD)
Electric Motor (kW):107
Max Power (PS):145
Torque (Nm):271
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Kerb Weight (kg):1,645
Colours:8

GT Sport Tech
EV Battery Capacity:35.5 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):124 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):19.0
Charging:50 kW DC Rapid Charging (0-80%: 36 mins). On board charger: 6.6kW AC
Top Speed:87 mph
0-62 mph:9.7 seconds
Drive:Front-wheel drive (FWD)
Electric Motor (kW):107
Max Power (PS):145
Torque (Nm):271
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Kerb Weight (kg):1,645
Colours:8

Mazda MX-30 electric SUV
The Mazda MX-30 Electric SUV (credit: Mazda)

Mazda MX-30 electric SUV
The Mazda MX-30 Electric SUV (credit: Mazda)

Mazda MX-30 electric SUV
The Mazda MX-30 Electric SUV (credit: Mazda)

Mazda MX-30 electric SUV
The Mazda MX-30 Electric SUV (credit: Mazda)

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Author

Ashvin Suri

Ashvin has been involved with the renewables, energy efficiency and infrastructure sectors since 2006. He is passionate about the transition to a low-carbon economy and electric transportation. Ashvin commenced his career in 1994, working with US investment banks in New York. Post his MBA from the London Business School (1996-1998), he continued to work in investment banking at Flemings (London) and JPMorgan (London). His roles included corporate finance advisory, M&A and capital raising. He has been involved across diverse industry sectors, to include engineering, aerospace, oil & gas, airports and automotive across Asia and Europe. In 2010, he co-founded a solar development platform, for large scale ground and roof solar projects to include the UK, Italy, Germany and France. He has also advised on various renewable energy (wind and solar) utility scale projects working with global institutional investors and independent power producers (IPP’s) in the renewable energy sector. He has also advised in key international markets like India, to include advising the TVS Group, a multi-billion dollar industrial and automotive group in India. Ashvin has also advised Indian Energy, an IPP backed by Guggenheim (a US$ 165 billion fund). He has also advised AMIH, a US$ 2 billion, Singapore based group. Ashvin has also worked in the real estate and infrastructure sector, to including working with the Matrix Group (a US$ 4 billion property group in the UK) to launch one of the first few institutional real estate funds for the Indian real estate market. The fund was successfully launched with significant institutional support from the UK/ European markets. He has also advised on water infrastructure, to include advising a Swedish clean technology company in the water sector. He is also a member of the Forbury Investment Network advisory committee. He has also been involved with a number of early stage ventures.

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