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Mazda Aims for 13 New Electrified Models by 2025

Mazda MX30 BEV
The new Mazda MX-30 the brand's first battery electric vehicle and will go on sale in Canada later this year. PHOTO Mazda

Mazda announced its new technology and product development plans, which support the company’s long-term environmental vision, called Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030.

Based on Mazda’s revised Medium-Term Management Plan and their goal for carbon neutrality by 2050, Mazda is committing itself to develop the following technologies and products by 2030:

Plans for SKYACTIV architecture

Based on Mazda’s SKYACTIV Multi-Solution Scalable Architecture, they plan to deliver multiple electrification solutions to meet various customers’ needs, environmental regulations, and the specific electric power infrastructure of each market.

Mazda will also introduce an EV platform, “SKYACTIV EV Scalable Architecture”, in 2025, which can be adapted for various vehicle sizes and body types.

Based on those strategies, Mazda will refine its highly efficient development methods, namely Common Architecture, Bundled Planning, and Model-Based Development to enrich its technological assets for the full-scale electrification era with our business partners.

13 electrified models

The “SKYACTIV Multi-Solution Scalable Architecture” products to be introduced between 2022 and 2025 will consist of:

  • 5 hybrid models
  • 5 plug-in hybrid (PHEV) models
  • 3 EV models

In addition, several products with the “SKYACTIV Scalable EV Architecture” will be introduced between 2025 and 2030.

Based on this product launch plan, Mazda assumes that 100% of their products will have some level of electrification, aiming for an EV ratio of 25% by 2030.

Mazda Co-Pilot

In terms of building blocks for safety technology, Mazda is deploying a human-centric autonomous driving system, “Mazda Co-pilot Concept”.

“Mazda Co-Pilot” monitors the driver’s condition at all times. If there is a sudden change in the driver’s physical condition, Mazda Co-Pilot will switch to autonomous driving, bring the car to a safe place, stop the vehicle, and place an emergency call.

The first version, Mazda Co-Pilot 1.0, is planned for the first half of 2022.

Next-generation Mobility as a Service (MaaS)

Mazda intends to fortify the development of fundamental software technology to accommodate next-generation Mobility as a Service (Maas), and update vehicle functions Over the Air (OTA).

Five Japanese OEM companies, including Mazda, will jointly develop standard engineering specifications of next-generation in-vehicle communication devices to push for a standardized communication system to provide safer and stress-free connected services sooner.

They also state that they will develop next-generation Electric/Electronic Architecture (EEA), which will enable speedy processing of data from inside and outside a vehicle.

Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030

The Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030 vision places the individual at the center of three areas: the planet, society, and humanity.

Mazda states that they “will continue to follow our human-centric development philosophy, which values the humanity and inherent potential of people, into a future where carbon neutrality and CASE are defining the industry.”

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