Mazda’s current portfolio of electric vehicles is still small. On a global scale, there is the MX-30 which is the brand’s first production electric vehicle. There is also a zero-emissions crossover for the Chinese market, the CX-30, which was developed in collaboration with Mazda’s joint venture with Chinese company Changan.
Another three EVs and five PHEVs will be launched by 2025 but, more importantly, Mazda is committed to achieving carbon-neutral production worldwide by the middle of the next decade.
The plans recently announced by the Japanese automaker are part of a larger goal of making Mazda’s entire supply chain carbon neutral by 2050.
The company focuses on three key areas to realize its strategy, energy conservation, shifting to renewable energy, and the introduction of carbon-neutral fuels for internal transportation. Mazda will also continue to support its efforts to make its supply chain greener in the process.
As far as energy consumption and conservation are concerned, the manufacturer explains that it is mostly focused on energy balance during the production of vehicles where large amounts of CO2 are emitted. Mazda will implement manufacturing processes that require less energy, including low-temperature curing paints that will improve energy conversion efficiency by optimizing processing technology.
The company will also consider various forms of low- or carbon-free power generation. Interestingly, Mazda will partner with the Hiroshima Council for Automotive Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration to promote and implement the use of carbon-neutral fuels for its internal transportation tasks.
Last but not least, the company will use the experience from factories in Japan as the basis for implementing an optimal approach for production plants around the world. And in April this year, Mazda started production of its first modern-era RWD-based vehicle, the CX-60.