H Mazda ανακοίνωσε ότι θα κατασκευάσει την ηλεκτρική έκδοση του Mazda 2 το οποίο θα προορίζεται αποκλειστικά για την Ιαπωνική αγορά.

Το αυτοκίνητο θα δημιουργηθεί ως μέρος της στρατηγικής της Mazda “Building Block”, και θα είναι έτοιμο την άνοιξη του 2012 έχοντας αυτονομία κοντά στα 200 χλμ. Το αυτοκίνητο θα απευθύνεται στις κυβερνήσεις αλλά και σε εταιριών στόλων αυτοκινήτων με τους απλούς πελάτες να μπορούν να τα νοικιάσουν με μορφή leasing. Η Mazda κατά την διάρκεια του προγράμματος θέλει να συγκεντρώσει πληροφορίες ώστε να μάθει περισσότερα σχετικά με τις καθημερινής απαιτήσεις που έχουν τα EV αυτοκίνητα αλλά και την αποδοχή του κόσμου στην κατηγορία αυτή.

[Πηγή: Mazda]

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Mazda to Lease Electric Vehicles in Japan

Leverkusen, 24 January 2011. 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 kilometres and will be leased mainly to local government bodies and fleet customers.

Mazda is currently advancing its Building Block Strategy, which prioritises the improvement of base technologies by developing more efficient engines and transmissions and reducing vehicle weight. Building on this, Mazda will progressively introduce electric devices such as regenerative braking and hybrid systems. The initial results of the strategy – products featuring Mazda’s new, eco-friendly SKYACTIV technologies – will begin rolling out to markets this year. In parallel with the Building Block Strategy, Mazda is also continuing its research and development efforts into EVs designed for customers with short city commutes. Through this EV lease program, Mazda hopes to enhance its knowledge of EV usage requirements and electric drive technologies.

The internal combustion engine is expected to remain the heart of the automobile for the near future. Going forward, Mazda will continue to improve its base technologies that are centered on internal combustion. At the same time, it will advance development of various future eco-friendly technologies in order to offer all its customers driving pleasure as well as outstanding environmental and safety performance.