Electric Mazda2

Mazda is the latest manufacturer to announce trials of a new battery powered car and it plans to begin field tests of an electric car based on the Mazda2 alled the Demio in the Japanese domestic market in 2012….

Japan-Mazda Motor Corporation is independently developing an electric vehicle (EV) with plans to commence leasing in Japan in spring 2012. The new EV based on its Demio subcompact is expected to have a driving range of 200 kilometers and will be leased mainly to local government bodies and fleet customers.Mazda is currently advancing its Building Block Strategy which prioritizes the improvement of base technologies by developing more efficient engines and transmissions and reducing vehicle weight.Mazda will progressively introduce electric devices such as regenerative braking and hybrid systems.This products featuring Mazda’s new eco-friendly SKYACTIV technologies will begin rolling out to markets this year.Mazda is also continuing its research and development efforts into EVs designed for customers with short city commutes.Mazda hopes to enhance its knowledge of EV usage requirements and electric drive technologies.Mazda will continue to improve its base technologies that are centered on internal combustion.

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