The Mazda EV is back is on retire stage for the 2024 model year, after making its short reestablish in California. Since it is able to sell only 66 units so far in 2023. Therefore, Mazda will decide to not continue with the sale of the MX-30 in the US. Its sales begin with slow with single digits in the first quarter of the year. Gradually acquire a year-high which is 18 in May, while significantly dropped 11% to 16 units in June. For those who are not aware then the MX-30 was only available in California. Therefore these models deliberately follow the California emissions protocols.
However, this is not the first time when MX-30 EV has been stopped in California. While it previously sold aggregate cars in the US, and not reach Mazda’s modest target of 560 units. As a result of which, the car was off the shelves for about half a year with an uncertain future. But then revive again this January for another run.
The car once again goes off the market, while only leaving a few units in the US. So if you are someone who was waiting to opt for it then this is the right time to grab it. Also, Mazda also has an additional MX-30 plug-in hybrid model, the MX-30 R-EV. While this model is not available in the US.
In addition to this, the R-EV has half the battery size as compared to the BEV variant. And it gives a 53 miles range which is a respectable number for a PHEV.
The MX-30’s cancellation indicates that Mazda will once again sell zero or no electric vehicle models in the United States. At the same time, it is also not clear whether the company will bring it back for another run or it will completely flush off. But, since last time, Mazda didn’t issue a discontinuation press release, while this time it did. So, things are in a dilemma that they will come back. Although, it depends on how much it costs Mazda to build and distribute these few Evs. And how much it costs them to pay California’s emissions penalties for noncompliance.
Now all we do is wait and see what would be Mazda’s next action. The company lately disclosed an update on its EV plans as well as its sales target of 25-40% by 2030. Although it still appears to be very low in order to meet EPA guidelines. On the other hand, it doesn’t have any known EVs on the horizon apart from a very cool-looking sportscar concept that might become an electrical Miata. For now, it says it plans to focus on “large platform PHEVs,” and it includes CX-90 and CX-70 PHEV, and the CX-50 hybrid.