Mazda zooms to electrified future with Skyactiv EV platform


As Mazda plans to become carbon-neutral by 2050, it laid out its global electrification plans. By 2030, Mazda assumes that a quarter of its products will be powered partly and fully by electric power. 

Between 2022 and 2025, Mazda will create a range of new products using the Skyactiv Multi-Solution Scalable Architecture for Japan, Europe, the US, China and ASEAN markets. The range will include five hybrid models, five plug-in hybrid cars, and three electric vehicles

Further details on these new products will be announced in the future, Mazda said. 

Aside from the Skyactiv Multi-Solution platform, Mazda said it's also developing a dedicated platform for EVs called the Skyactiv EV Scalable Architecture. The EV building blocks will be used for EVs that will come out between 2025 and 2030.


That said, the Japanese carmaker doesn't seem to be in a hurry to shift to electric power. 

"Through the Skyactiv Multi-Solution Scalable Architecture, continued electrification will go hand in hand with the development of advanced internal combustion engine technology such as the award-winning e-Skyactiv X, as well as new straight-six engines," Mazda said in a statement. 

In many regions, Mazda has invested in different projects and partnerships to development and promote the use of renewable fuels in cars.

In Japan, Mazda is involved in several joint research projects and studies as part of an ongoing collaboration among the automotive industry, academia, and the government to promote the adoption of biofuels from microalgae growth.

In Europe, Mazda is the first OEM to join the eFuel Alliance in February 2021, Mazda said. 

"Mazda cars are made for drivers," the Japanese carmaker boasted. With that in mind, it wants to improve safety in its vehicles.

MX-30 EV

Mazda announced that it will expand its advanced safety technologies with the a "human-centric" autonomous driving system called the Mazda Co-Pilot Concept. The first edition of the system will first appear in Mazda’s large products from 2022, Mazda said. 

With the Mazda Co-Pilot Concept, it will monitor the driver’s condition at all times. If a sudden change in the driver’s physical condition is detected, the system switches to autonomous driving, navigating the car to a safe place, stopping the car, and placing an emergency call.

Together with four Japanese OEM companies, Mazda will jointly develop in-vehicle communication devices. The devices aim to push for a standardized communication system to provide safer and stress-free connected services.

The four OEM companies are the Suzuki Motor Corporation, Subaru Corporation, Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd., and Toyota Motor Corporation

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