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Mazda unveils its electrification plans

Long after some other manufacturers, Mazda unveils its plans for electrification. The brand promises in particular 13 electrified novelties by 2025.

Mazda wants to get trendy! The Japanese manufacturer has just detailed its roadmap for the next years. And without much surprise, like many other automotive groups, the Japanese want accelerate its electrification projects.

By 2030, the brand expects in fact thata quarter of its models will be 100% electric. At the same time, all of its other vehicles will use an electrification component (micro-hybrid, simple hybrid and plug-in hybrid).

13 new Mazda electrified by 2025

Between 2022 and 2025, Mazda intends to launch in Japan, Europe, the United States, China and Southeast Asia, a wide range of new products based on its evolutionary Skyactiv architecture. This range will include in particular five hybrid models, five plug-in hybrid models and three 100% electric vehicles. That is 13 new electrified Mazdas on the program in the next 4 years!

A new electrical platform for 2025-2030

At the same time, the firm will develop a new platform dedicated to future electric vehicles. It will be about Skyactiv EV scalable architecture. The latter will be adopted by zero-emission models, “available in different sizes and types of bodywork, including the launch will take place between 2025 and 2030. Mazda announces.

Pioneering internal combustion engines soon?

The manufacturer also indicates that it will continue the “development of avant-garde internal combustion engines, like the e-Skyactiv X, an engine that has already won many awards, as well as new in-line six-cylinder units. “

Mazda is eyeing in particular renewable fuels. In Japan, the manufacturer participates in particular “in several joint study and research projects as part of an ongoing collaboration between the government, universities and industry to promote the large-scale adoption of biofuels from the growth of microalgae« .

Mazda also relies on autonomous driving

Another line of work: autonomous driving. Determined to work for a society without traffic accidents, Mazda will launch its “Co-Pilot concept, a human-centered autonomous driving system”. “It will appear on the brand’s full-size models from 2022 under the name Mazda Co-Pilot 1.0. “.

“Subsequently, Mazda will couple its Co-Pilot concept to a system designed to monitor the driver’s state of alertness in all circumstances. », Adds the brand. “If a sudden change in the driver’s physical condition is detected, the system will activate the autonomous driving mode which will allow the vehicle to be brought to a safe place, to stop its engine and to trigger a call for help. “

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