First drive: 2021 Mazda MX-30 Electric launch review
Tim Nicholson plugs in with a first drive of the all-new Mazda MX-30 Electric.
Mazda’s first fully electric production car, the MX-30 Electric, has made its Australian debut ahead of an on-sale date in late August. The battery-electric version follows the March launch of the mild-hybrid MX-30. The MX-30 is Mazda’s first salvo in its global plan that will see 25 per cent of its model range fully electric by 2030. That includes five hybrids, five plug-in hybrids and three EVs in the range by 2025.
Mazda is expecting modest sales for the MX-30 Electric, with early adopters, design-focused and environmentally aware young urbanites the clear target, thanks to a bold design and sustainable cabin materials.
In launching the new model, Mazda Australia managing director, Vinesh Bhindi said he would need to see more government support before the Australian model range would hit the 25 per cent target. He called on the federal government to develop an action plan to avoid the complexities of state-by-state electric vehicle taxes and incentives.
In this article