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Mazda is pulling the plug on its MX-30 EV in the U.S., as the brand believes that hybrids like the CX-90 PHEV, CX-50 Hybrid, and yet-to-be-revealed CX-70 PHEV are better suited to North American customers.


This shift in focus to hybrids means that Mazda no longer has any EV offerings in the U.S., though the MX-30 was only available in California and sold there in very small numbers. Only 66 MX-30 EVs have been sold this year so far, with a dismal 16 units counting for last month. And considering that only 324 MX-30's found homes in 2022, who can blame Mazda for discontinuing it?




While Californian EV customers may have liked the MX-30's quirky styling and generous standard equipment, that's where the good things end. The MX-30 has an EPA-estimated range of only 100 miles, which is provided by a puny 35.5 kWh battery. Meanwhile, the MX-30 is powered by only one electric motor that makes just 143 hp and 200 lb-ft of torque. All this for $34,110 without any eligible tax credits, and the MX-30's value pales in comparison to the Chevy Bolt EV, which offers nearly 300 miles for $26,500, though the Bolt's price can dip below $20,000 with eligible tax credits included.


Those who are interested in a new MX-30 EV should act fast, as long as they live in California and don't travel very far, as there are only a few 2023 models left. Customers don't have very long to turn to the more competitive Chevy Bolt EV either, as that car is being discontinued after the 2023 model year as well.


Will you miss the MX-30 despite its horrible range and bad value?

Image Credits: Mazda
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Jul 28, 2023
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Mazda MX-30 EV Discontinued In The U.S. As Company Shifts Focus To Hybrids

The California-only MX-30 only offered 100 miles of range, so it's not a total loss.

Mazda is pulling the plug on its MX-30 EV in the U.S., as the brand believes that hybrids like the CX-90 PHEV, CX-50 Hybrid, and yet-to-be-revealed CX-70 PHEV are better suited to North American customers.


This shift in focus to hybrids means that Mazda no longer has any EV offerings in the U.S., though the MX-30 was only available in California and sold there in very small numbers. Only 66 MX-30 EVs have been sold this year so far, with a dismal 16 units counting for last month. And considering that only 324 MX-30's found homes in 2022, who can blame Mazda for discontinuing it?




While Californian EV customers may have liked the MX-30's quirky styling and generous standard equipment, that's where the good things end. The MX-30 has an EPA-estimated range of only 100 miles, which is provided by a puny 35.5 kWh battery. Meanwhile, the MX-30 is powered by only one electric motor that makes just 143 hp and 200 lb-ft of torque. All this for $34,110 without any eligible tax credits, and the MX-30's value pales in comparison to the Chevy Bolt EV, which offers nearly 300 miles for $26,500, though the Bolt's price can dip below $20,000 with eligible tax credits included.


Those who are interested in a new MX-30 EV should act fast, as long as they live in California and don't travel very far, as there are only a few 2023 models left. Customers don't have very long to turn to the more competitive Chevy Bolt EV either, as that car is being discontinued after the 2023 model year as well.


Will you miss the MX-30 despite its horrible range and bad value?

Image Credits: Mazda

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