Building a modern electric vehicle in today’s world is no easy task. In addition to addressing global supply issues, a carmaker like Mazda must build an EV with a driving range that can compete with gas-powered cars that can typically travel 400 miles or more before needing a quick fill-up at the corner gas station. The new Mazda MX-30, expected later this year, is focused on overcoming the challenges of the EV world as Mazda’s first electric.

Mazda MX-30 offers a quiet ride and an attractive interior

Mazda’s electric motor generates an estimated 143 horsepower and 200 lb-ft of torque. One reviewer noted that the new Mazda MX-30 is enjoyable to drive around town in Washington DC and Baltimore, MD, which is a wise approach due to more limited EV driving range. The cabin of the Mazda MX-30 is first-class in the Mazda tradition. Visibility is more than accommodating with the help of the side-view mirrors.

Driving range: Mazda takes the first step

The Mazda MX-30 is a subcompact SUV that competes with the Hyundai Kona that has a driving range of 258 miles and the Nissan Leaf which has 212 miles of range with its larger 60 kWh battery. The new Mazda MX-30 has a somewhat lower of about 130 miles for Laurel and Pasadena, MD drivers, but this is just Mazda’s first EV. Buyers should remember that, if you install a 240-volt home charger, the MX-30 can be fully-charged in about 5.3 hours.

Mazda MX-30 technology

While it’s an optional upgrade that requires an additional investment, the Mazda MX-30 will offer a 12-speaker Bose sound system when you step up to the Premium package. On-board phone-charging isn’t wireless but, as one reviewer pointed out, wired connections can be more robust and reliable. Get in touch with us at Fitzgerald Mazda in Annapolis, MD for availability updates on the coming 2022 Mazda MX-30, Mazda’s first EV.

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