17 June 2021

Mazda to accelerate electrification, continue ICE development

Mazda's PHEV gasoline powertrain.

Mazda says a quarter of its models will be all-electric by 2030, and all others will have some element of electrification, writes Brian Byrne.

This represents an acceleration of the company's electrification programme which will include five hybrid models, five plug-in hybrid models and three EV models.

The company says it will continue to develop its internal combustion engines, saying that 'all options available must be used to achieve climate neutrality'. This will include the development of a new straight-six engine.