Mazda has revealed plans for its electrification, where according to official announcements, from 2022 to 2025, it will launch five plug-in hybrids and three pure electric models. These will be marketed in Europe, the United States, China and Southeast Asia.
A foundation stone in Mazda’s electrification will be a new platform. Called “SKYACTIV EV Scalable Architecture”, it will be able to support new vehicles of various categories and sizes, and will be launched by a production model in 2025.
It is noted that the mild hybrid systems used by some of its existing models will continue to exist as an antechamber for Mazda’s electrification. Mazda’s long-term goal, however, is to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.
What does that actually mean? That will gradually completely eliminate internal combustion engines and offer only electric vehicles. The MX-30 EV, may have started his career as a pure electric, but in some markets it will turn into a hybrid with the addition of a rotary engine, which will serve as an extension of autonomy.
Finally, Mazda is working on an advanced semi-autonomous driving system. This is called the Mazda Co-Pilot Concept and will begin to be fitted to its models in 2022.
The most advanced versions of this system will be able to monitor the driver’s condition at any time and automatically activate the autonomous driving system if it is found that he is unable to operate the vehicle. The car will brake gradually until it is stopped safely, and then it can call an ambulance.