Mazda MX-30 E-Skyactiv R-EV Revealed With Extended Range

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The MX-30 e-Skyactiv R-EV has a rotary range-extending generator. The MX-30 e-Skyactiv R-EV, which was unveiled at the Brussels Motor Show today, features a battery that is 50% smaller and only 17.8 kWh in size, giving it an 85 km pure electric range. However, when the new 50-liter fuel tank is taken into account, the maximum travel distance is 600 kilometers. The 35.5 kWh battery in the present MX-30 EV is half the size of those seen in many EVs and has a range of just 169 kilometers, or 200 kilometers if you use the more forgiving WLTP methodology.

The 73 horsepower, 803 cc single-rotor gasoline engine weighs 15 kg less than the previous bi-rotor Renesis rotary engine because of its simpler, more condensed design and substantial use of aluminum.

MX-30 E-Skyactiv R-EV

The solitary electric motor, which shares space under the hood with the gasoline engine, is the only one that is ever used to turn the wheels. Rapid DC charging is compatible, but because the maximum charge rate is only 36 kW, the charge times aren't particularly fast.

The new PHEV produces greater power but less torque when compared to the MX's pure EV model. While torque decreases from 271 Nm to 260 Nm, horsepower increases from 143 hp to 164 hp.

It takes longer for an 800-volt Hyundai Ioniq to charge a battery four times the size (25 minutes) when connected to a quick DC station.

Time from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour decreases from 9.7 to 9.1 seconds. Drivers can manually choose the amount of battery power they want to maintain in reserve and choose between the Normal, EV, and Charge modes. Even in standard mode, the vehicle will make an effort to avoid using the engine unless absolutely necessary, such as during strong acceleration.

Mazda MX-30 E-Skyactiv R-EV

The new PHEV is being marketed by Mazda at the same price as the current EV. The top-spec Makato grades of the rotary variant are just £450 more expensive than the pure-electric vehicle in the UK than the first two PHEV trim levels. The price of the Prime-Line is £31,995, while the Exclusive-Line is £33,095.

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