The Mazda MX-30 EV announced the suspension of production after a brief listing in California. Only 66 of the car will be sold in 2023, with sales in the single digits in the first three months, before reaching a yearly high in May, but also only 18, and 16 in June.
In fact, this is not the first time Mazda has launched the MX-30 EV in California. It sold a total of 505 new cars when it first debuted, failing to reach Mazda’s goal of 560 units. Production was discontinued for about half a year, but it was released again this year. It was revived in January, and now it’s off the market again.
Beyond that, Mazda currently has a plug-in hybrid called the MX-30 R-EV, but it’s not available in the United States. The official website shows that the R-EV has only half the battery capacity of the pure electric version and can provide a range of 53 miles.
The all-electric MX-30 features a 143-horsepower front-mounted electric motor that takes 8.7 seconds to hit 60 mph, a 30.0-kWh battery, and a range of around 100 miles, starting at $35,485.