Mazda is developing multiple practical solutions to the issues facing the automobile industry.
Mazda began leasing the Demio EV, an electric vehicle Mazda had independently developed based on the Mazda Demio, in October 2012 in Japan. 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-emissions vehicle that emits no CO2 or other pollutants during driving, Mazda sold 75 units in FY March 2013 mainly to local governments and corporate customers in the Chugoku region. Mazda will continue sales in FY March 2014, with plans to sell approx. 100 total units.
|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 to 12000 rpm|
|Max. torque*1||150 N·m<15.3 kgf·m>/0 to 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.
In line with the commencement of Demio EV leasing, Mazda set up charging stations at five locations including the Head Office (Hiroshima) and R&D Center Yokohama. These charging stations, equipped with both fast and normal chargers, are available to not only Demio EV users but also users of other automakers' electric vehicles. By making the stations widely available, Mazda hopes to contribute to improved convenience for local users and residents.
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 (leasing started in 2006) and the Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid (leasing started in 2009). 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 FY March 2008, and Mazda2 models corresponding to E20 became available in FY March 2010.
- In Japan, 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 FY March 2012 for the CX-5 and in FY March 2013 for the new Atenza.