Thu. Nov 21st, 2019

Mazda’s first electric car includes rear-hinged ‘freestyle’ doors

Source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/23/20928273/mazda-mx-30-electric-car-release-date-price-range-features

Mazda’s first electric car includes rear-hinged ‘freestyle’ doors
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The Mazda MX-30 is the Japanese automaker’s first electric car, and it features a pretty eye-catching design for its side doors. On both sides, the MX-30’s rear doors open from the back rather than the front, and there’s also no center pillar, providing a large entrance when both doors are open. AutoCar reports that Mazda last used these “freestyle” doors on its RX-8.

Outside of its design, the specs of Mazda’s EV crossover are a little more understated. Its drivetrain offers 141 bhp, but AutoCar reports that its 35.5kWh battery is only expected to get a range of around 130 miles. That’s far less than the likes of the Tesla Model 3 (250 miles with its Standard Range Plus version), or the Chevy Bolt (238 miles), and is more in line with…

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Source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/23/20928273/mazda-mx-30-electric-car-release-date-price-range-features

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