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Mazda MX-30 R-EV in testing

Mazda MX-30 R-EV in testing

For customers Range anxietyWhen driving electric, automakers offer various solutions. Aside from installing ever larger batteries, people also came up with the idea of ​​using combustion engines On-board power plants to install. The gasoline engine is only there to generate electricity and does not directly drive the wheels. Serial hybrid This type of engine is called a hybrid. Mazda Now extended in MX-30 With Wankel range engine.

E-Sky Active R-EV It is the name of the corresponding model of the MX-30, which, as usual, is also available as a pure version BEV electric car Give. Mazda uses one Wankel engine As a generator. MX-30 battery capacity 17.8 kWh You can charge it from a socket on the Mazda (and you should, but more on that in a moment).

The MX-30 is initially electrically powered and when the battery reaches about 40 percent charge level, the combustion engine is increasingly switched on. Wankel hums loudly, audibly but not loudly or in an unpleasant way. You can also do this using rockers on the steering wheel Recovery power Fine tuning – It works very well and you can reduce the speed easily. There is one driving mode Charging modeWhich can be used to charge the battery or reach a pre-set charge level while driving. Then the electric radius increases, and they move at the same speed Consumption values to the top. During our testing in winter conditions, the on-board computer showed 11 litres. That's why you should use the plug to charge the battery. Otherwise, consumption was between 3 and 6 liters. With your full battery About 80 km Electric range. Recharging works through an AC connection (11 kW) and a DC charger.

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The drive performs 170 hp The Mazda accelerates to 100 km/h in 9.1 seconds and has a top speed of 140 km/h. So the performance is quite adequate. with Tank contents from 50 litres Nothing gets in the way of long journeys.

Otherwise, the MX-30 presents itself as we know it as a BEV. They are special The rear doors are hinged at the back. Disadvantage: You can't open the doors unless the front doors are also open. If we look at it another way, doors cannot be opened (by children) before they are called. the Trunk size Good for 332 liters (although you can increase it to 1,155 liters by folding the seats).

There are cork inserts in the interior, which is an interesting solution and adds to the pleasant feeling of living inside. The display is easily controlled using a central rotary control button, but compared to what the competition has to offer in terms of infotainment, it feels a bit dated.

How much does the MX-30 R-EV cost? In the basic version, just like the BEV version 38.790 euros. The top model is the Edition R at €46,190, which comes, among other things, with a special three-colour “Metallic Jet Black-Maroon” exterior paint.