The Mazda MX-30 EV crosses over to California

Mazda MX-30 EV

Later this year, California will become the first US state to get the MX-30 EV, Mazda's electric crossover. 

Per the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the MX-30's estimated range is 100 miles or 160 kilometers on a full charge. Designed to meet the needs of most urban residents, the MX-30 is equipped with a 35.5 kWh lithium-ion battery.

MX-30 drivers will have multiple options to charge the vehicle, either by plugging in at home or to a public Level 2 and Level 3 DC fast charging facility. The 35.5 kWh battery can be charged to 80 percent within approximately 36 minutes with a Level 3. With a Level 2, the charging will take 2 hours and 50 minutes. With a Level 1, the time is raised to 13 hours and 40 minutes. 

The MX-30 wears a new “Human Modern” concept, an extension of the brand's Kodo design language. The styling speak translates into the MX-30's signature wing front grille that emphasizes its deeply sculpted headlights. These facial design cues help allow the electric crossover to look familiar to Mazda vehicles.

Mazda MX-30 EV

The MX-30’s D-pillar features a new Mazda badge that comes in black as standard, or in silver for the upper trim level.  Exterior color options distinguish the EV by highlighting the coupe-like roof line, while also helping make the vehicle’s appearance feel more solid and grounded.

This option will give MX-30 a three-tone scheme with a dark gray roof, silver D-pillar badge, and the body colors available. Polymetal Gray, Ceramic Metallic, or Soul Red Crystal are the color options. 

Another unique feature for MX-30 is the "freestyle" doors. The front door opens in a conventional way, while the rear doors are hinged rearwards rather than at the usual B-pillars.  

Mazda MX-30 EV

Opening the front door reveals a latch to easily access the rear doors and allow entry to the back seats. To ease access to the rear, the front seats can be folded by traditional seat controls. For back seat passengers during egress, they can push the driver’s seat out of the way via switches. 

Cork is among the sustainable materials used in the crossover. Mirroring the "openness" of the freestyle doors, the configurations of an EV allowed Mazda designers to take a unique approach in the floating center console with cork accents. This floating design allows for additional storage space and neatly tucks away the standard two USB audio inputs and 150W AC power outlet.

Also positioned in the center console are the electronic shifter and the multi-function commander knob and shortcut buttons for the Mazda Connect infotainment system.

The MX-30 EV's interior is two-tone with standard Pure White leatherette seats, contrasted by gray fabric or available Vintage Brown with black fabric. The fabric in both options use 20 percent recycled threads, the door trims use recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles, while the door grips also feature cork.

Mazda MX-30 EV

Photos from Mazda USA

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