For a pure electric SUV, a range of less than 300km is clearly not friendly enough. Recently, according tomedia reports, Mazda is considering the previously released pure electric car MX-30 to add a rotor engine as a vehicle extension to improve the MX-30’s battery life.
As Mazda’s first pure electric SUV, the MX-30 was launched worldwide at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, with a new vehicle powered by an electric motor with a maximum power of 143 horsepower and a peak torque of 265 Nm.
But when it comes to battery life, the new car has a battery pack capacity of only 35.5 kWh, resulting in a range of just 209km. The relatively low range of range puts the MX-30 at a disadvantage in the all-electric market, so Mazda has the idea of adding a range increaser to it.
It is worth mentioning that Mazda has previously built a Mazda 2 concept car, the car is made from the engine composed of the additional program electric assembly, the tank volume of 8.7L, according to the introduction of the system can make the capacity of 20 kWh battery to provide more than double the range.
In the future, the Mazda MX-30 will likely be equipped with a similar powertrain, which will need to be further confirmed by the authorities.