Mazda has unveiled a new strategy to electrify its products. According to this strategy, the popular Japanese automaker intends to reduce carbon emissions to zero by 2050. To achieve this, Mazda will gradually move away from internal combustion engines and devote its financial resources to the development of electric propulsion.
Therefore, in the near future, we will see the supply of electric models with the logo of this company. According to the new strategy, between 2022 and 2025, Mazda will develop 5 hybrid vehicles, 5 rechargeable hybrid vehicles and 3 all-electric models. These models will be designed and manufactured focusing on markets such as Japan, the United States, Europe, China and the Asian countries.
Mazda is currently launching some of its products with soft hybrid propulsion. These models are in fact the gateway to the electric age and their production will continue.
Mazda’s proprietary platform for electric cars is named SKYACTIV EV Scalable Architecture. As the name of this platform suggests, it will be possible to build cars with different dimensions and bodies based on it. This platform is to be used from 2025.
Interestingly, Mazda also plans to revive its famous rotary engine. Of course, this motor is not directly connected to the wheels and will act as a generator. The company says that all production models will be electrified by 2030, while a quarter of all models will be sold with electric propulsion.
In addition to electrification, Mazda will also invest in advanced automated driving systems. The company’s proprietary system is named Mazda Co-Pilot Concept and will be unveiled next year through a new generation of flagship models.
As announced, the evolved version of this system will be able to control the driver’s condition at any time, and if the driver is not conscious or focused, it will automatically activate and take control of the vehicle. Once in control of the vehicle, this advanced system directs it to a safe place and contacts the rescue centers after a complete stop!