Mazda to introduce some form of electrification in 95% of its vehicles by 2030
In a statement released on Tuesday, Japanese automaker Mazda Motor Corp said that it is aiming for all its vehicles to incorporate electrification by the year 2030.
According to the statement, Mazda has set a 2030 target for introducing electrification in some form in all the vehicles it produces, with 5 percent of the cars produced by the company to be all-battery electric vehicles (EVs).
Mazda has confirmed that it has plans underway to launch an all-battery EV on the market in 2020. In its Tuesday announcement, the company revealed that it will be developing two battery EVs.
As per the elaboration by the company about its plans, one of the two battery EVs will be a solely battery-powered vehicle, whereas the other vehicle will boast a combination of a battery and a range extender which will be powered by the company’s rotary engine.
With Mazda asserting that, by 2030, “internal combustion engines combined with some form of electrification will account for 95 percent of the vehicles it produces,” it is apparent that the automaker plans to expand its electrification efforts in order to reduce emissions. Towards that end, an increasing number of automakers worldwide are endeavouring to manufacture more gasoline-hybrid vehicles, plug-in hybrids and battery EVs in the coming years.
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