Mazda is developing multiple practical solutions to the issues facing the automobile industry.
Mazda will begin leasing the Demio EV in October 2012 in Japan. The Demio EV is an independently developed electric vehicle based on the Mazda Demio (Mazda2). Using a highly efficient lithium-ion battery and Mazda's unique electric motor, the Demio EV delivers an exhilarating driving experience, including powerful acceleration, precise handling and a comfortable ride. It also achieves an outstanding driving range of 200 kilometers (JC08 mode test cycle, measured by Mazda). The Demio EV maintains the same cabin space and cargo carrying capacity as the base model Demio. As a zero-emission vehicle that emits no CO2 or other pollutants, Mazda intends to lease approximately 100 units in total, mainly to local governments and corporate customers in the Chugoku region of Western Japan (where Mazda's Head Officeis located).
|Model name||Demio EV|
|Dimensions and weight||Overall length/width/height*1||3900 mm/
|Vehicle weight*1||1180 kg|
|Performance||AC electric power consumption
(JC08 mode test cycle)*1
|Driving range on a single charge
(JC08 mode test cycle)*1
|Drive battery||Type||Lithium-Ion batteries|
|Total voltage*1||346 V|
|Total electric energy*1||20 kWh|
|Motor||Max. output*1||75 kW<102 PS>/5200-12000 rpm|
|Max. torque*1||150 N·m<15.3 kgf·m>/0-2800 rpm|
|Charging time||Normal charge
|Approx. 8 hours (full charge)|
|Fast charge*3||Approx. 40 minutes (80% charge)|
- *1Measured by Mazda
- *2Amount of time required to charge battery after low battery warning light comes on. Given time is only a guide. Actual charging time may vary depending on air temperature and condition of power source.
- *3Amount of time required when using a 50kW fast charger.
Given time is only a guide. Actual charging time may vary depending on specifications of the charger.
Hydrogen is clean energy that can be generated from various sources. Mazda has already introduced two models incorporating the Mazda hydrogen rotary engine: the Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen RE and the Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid. When the eco-friendly Mazda hydrogen rotary engine runs on hydrogen fuel, it emits no CO2. It also features a convenient dual-fuel system, so the car can run on gasoline if there is no hydrogen available. In Japan, Mazda has cumulatively delivered twelve of these vehicles on a lease basis to Iwatani Corporation, Hiroshima Prefecture, the City of Hiroshima, and Yamaguchi Prefecture. Mazda also delivered three of these vehicles in Norway and received much praise.
|Base model||Mazda Premacy|
|Overall length||4,565 mm|
|Overall width||1,745 mm|
|Overall height||1,620 mm|
|Base engine||Mazda Hydrogen rotary engine (with a dual-fuel system)|
|Fuel||Hydrogen and gasoline|
|Fuel tank||35 MPa high-pressure tank for hydrogen gas and a gasoline tank|
|Maximum output||110 kW|
|Motor||Alternating current synchronous motor|
|Generator||Alternating current synchronous generator|
|1991||Announced the first hydrogen rotary engine vehicle, the HR-X, at the Tokyo Motor Show|
|1993||Announced the second hydrogen rotary engine vehicle, the HR-X2, at the Tokyo Motor Show
Developed MX-5 test vehicle equipped with a hydrogen rotary engine
|1995||Conducted Japan's first public road tests of a hydrogen rotary engine vehicle, the Capella Cargo|
|2003||Announced a prototype RX-8 with the hydrogen rotary engine at the Tokyo Motor Show|
|2004||Tested the prototype RX-8 with hydrogen rotary engine on public roads|
|2005||Announced Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid concept car|
|2006||Began leasing of the world's first hydrogen RE vehicle, the RX-8 Hydrogen RE|
|2007||Signed an agreement to provide RX-8 Hydrogen REs to HyNor, a Norwegian national transportation project|
|2008||Commenced public road tests in Norway with a RX-8 Hydrogen RE validation vehicle|
|2009||Commenced commercial leasing of the Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid in Japan
Began leasing of RX-8 Hydrogen RE for the HyNor Project
Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid incorporates a hybrid system that improves energy efficiency, delivers improved acceleration and has a driving range of 200 km with hydrogen.
Mixed fuel consisting partly of bioethanol, which is made from plants, is attracting attention in North America and Europe for its effectiveness in reducing CO2 emissions.
Mazda is proud to sell vehicles that are compatible with this eco-friendly fuel.
- Mazda vehicles that are compatible with E10 (gasoline mixed with 10% ethanol) are sold in North America and Europe.
- In Thailand, Mazda3 models compatible with E20 (gasoline mixed with 20%ethanol) became available in FY2007, and Mazda2 models corresponding to E20 became available in FY2009.
- CX-5 models equipped with a SKYACTIV-D 2.2 clean diesel engine that is compatible with B5 (diesel mixed with 5% biodiesel fuel) became available in Japan in FY March 2012.