Mazda MX-30: 100 Miles Of EPA Range And It's Not Efficient Either

The Mazda MX-30 is a very specific electric car, which recently entered the U.S. market (California). Its specs are pretty weak, as the manufacturer equipped the car with a relatively small 35.5 kWh battery (explaining that it’s better for the environment).

Well, as a result, the range is just 100 miles (161 km) – a new low for 2022. The latest EPA documents reveal also that despite limiting the battery size (and thus, also the weight), the MX-30 is not too efficient either.

The Mazda MX-30 appears to be a compliance car, without much love from the manufacturer.

Unfortunately, we must complain about the EPA, as its documents no longer include the City and Highway range ratings for some of the new cars (2022 model year).

2022 Mazda MX-30

Aside from the short range, it’s very telling that the efficiency stands at just 366 Wh/mi (228 Wh/km) – a result that is reasonable for a much bigger vehicles. Our efficiency comparison (September 2021) shows that the Volkswagen ID.4 and Ford Mustang Mach-E both do better.

The Mazda MX-30 actually requires some 50% more energy than the most efficient EVs on the market like the Tesla Model 3 or Hyundai IONIQ Electric.

2022 Mazda MX-30 :: EPA Range rating by InsideEVs
[Electric Vehicle 2-cycle label]
Combined
City
Highway
100 mi (161 km)
N/A
N/A
EPA Energy consumption (including charging losses):
Combined
City
Highway
92 MPGe: 366 Wh/mi (228 Wh/km)
98 MPGe: 344 Wh/mi (214 Wh/km)
85 MPGe: 396 Wh/mi (246 Wh/km)

Gallery: 2022 Mazda MX-30: First Drive

Mazda MX-30 specs (Europe and U.S.):

  • Range:
    up to 100 miles (161 km) EPA
    up to 200 km (124 miles) of WLTP range
  • energy consumption of 19 kWh/100 km (62 miles) WLTP
  • 35.5 kWh battery pack (prismatic cells, total nominal voltage of 355 V)
  • 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 9.7 seconds
  • top speed of 140 km/h (87 mph)
  • front-wheel drive (e-SKYACTIV powertrain)
  • AC synchronous motor: 107 kW (145 PS) peak (80.9 kW continuous) and 271 Nm
  • AC charging using 6.6 kW on-board charger
  • DC fast charging (CCS Combo) 20-80% in about 36 minutes (up to 50 kW)
  • Overall length × overall width × overall height: 4,395mm × 1,795mm × 1,570mm
    Wheelbase 2,655mm
  • curb weight of 1,720–1,750 kg out of total 2,119 kg permissible


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