Mazda reveals Mazda MX-30 e-Skyactiv R-EV

The Mazda MX-30, the marque's flagship electrified car, debuted in 2020 as the automaker's first battery-electric vehicle for mass production. For some regions, a mild hybrid version was also made available. With “living true to yourself” as the product concept The MX-30 has offered a straightforward, enjoyable drive, an exterior with a recognisable, approachable look, and a cabin space that calms the mind and heart through the use of materials with a warmth to them—all elements that enable owners to be creative when they spend time with the car and engage in activities with it.

The MX-30 e-Skyactiv R-EV is a series plug-in hybrid that offers owners new methods to use their car as a battery electric vehicle while maintaining the same level of customer value as the original MX-30. The MX-30 e-Skyactiv R-battery EV's electric driving range of 85 km2 is adequate for a variety of daily driving needs, and it also has the option of using a generator to facilitate long distance trips. Additionally, the entire driving range is powered by a motor.

Mazda decided to power the generator system with a rotary engine. Mazda created a new rotary engine3 to function as a generator and mounted it on the same axel as a high-output motor and a generator in the motor room, taking advantage of the distinctive way that rotary engines can deliver the necessary output with a tiny power unit. After that, Mazda combined this small electric motor with a 50 L petrol tank, a 17.8 kWh lithium-ion battery, and a series plug-in hybrid system.

Mazda confirms UK pricing and specification for plug-in hybrid MX-30

This summer, Mazda will introduce the MX-30 e-Skyactiv R-EV, an all-electric plug-in hybrid with a starting price of £31,250. The new MX-30 e-Skyactiv R-EV has an 830cc rotary engine generator and a 17.8kWh battery. The new plug-in hybrid has a WLTP CO2 output of 21g/km and a 53-mile pure EV range. The new model is offered in three grades, as well as the limited-edition Edition R model.

The MX-30 e-Skyactiv R-EV is compatible with both AC charging and rapid DC charging, meaning three-phase AC charging takes around 50mins, while DC rapid charging can be completed in around 25 minutes. Available to order now, for UK arrival in the summer, the MX-30 e-Skyactiv R-EV is offered in the same grades as the all-electric e-Skyactiv MX-30: Prime-Lime, Exclusive-Line and Makoto – while bespoke to the R-EV, the range is topped by the Edition R.

Makoto R-EV models demand a £450 price premium over the pure electric version and at the top of the MX-30 range is the R-EV only Edition R - priced at £37,950. The Edition R versions are limited to 400 examples in the UK.

Jeremy Thomson, Mazda Motors UK managing director, says: “The MX-30 e-Skyactiv R-EV is the perfect solution for customers who want an electric car for everyday usage but the flexibility to undertake longer journeys without the reliance on charging infrastructure.

“It’s the latest example of how Mazda’s Multi Solution Approach ensures we have cars to suit all our customer’s needs by improving environmental performance with a combination of electrification and clever internal combustion engine technologies.”

While the Mazda MX-30 e-Skyactiv EV is on sale and in UK dealerships now, the MX-30 e-Skyactiv R-EV is available to order now, with the first UK cars due to arrive this summer. Speak to your trusted sales advisor to learn more.