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How does a mild hybrid work? Mazda's new MX-30 is both Innovative and Sustainable

Mazda's new MX-30 is both innovative and sustainable. The introduction of this new mild-hybrid combines the benefits of both electric and regular petroleum cars into one vehicle – with more benefits than ever. But what exactly is it and how does the mild hybrid car work?

A new breed of vehicle is arriving on the scene. It's part electric car, part petrol with the best elements of both worlds. We have been asked for a while does Mazda make a hybrid? We are proud to introduce the new form of mild hybrid which will change the way we think about cars.

Mazda has been dedicated to delivering the highest standard of car performance and design since 1920, leading the way forward and thinking miles ahead of its time. The innovation to see what direction the world needs to go in and striving for a better future is at the forefront of the Mazda ethos and that of course developing ideas to reduce its environmental impact and the environmental impact of their customers. 

As experts in developing more efficient vehicles and leading the industry to develop alternative fuels for gasoline-powered vehicles, Mazda has a way of thinking that means the difference between cars which are simply transportation and those which provide a sense of passion for driving, designing and engineer our vehicles to advance the human spirit, enabling vehicles that deliver a greater sense of joy behind the wheel. While it's true that hybrids have been around for the past 10 years, Mazda is doing something truly special with the introduction of the MX-30.


So what exactly is a mild hybrid and how does it work?

Mild hybrids are the most common type of hybrid on the market. They improve fuel efficiency while reducing emissions. A mild hybrid works by using both a combustible engine and an electric motor. The electric motor is powered by a 48-volt battery that uses stored energy to boost start-up and take-off. This simple change has such a wild array of positive effects that help not only the customer, but the world. 


What are the benefits of a mild hybrid? 

Excellent Fuel Economy

Mild hybrids capture both the excess momentum generated when a car slows down and also recapture energy from the brakes. As the energy stored in the battery is generated simply by braking, the car offers a reduction in fuel consumption and improved performance. With a far superior fuel efficiency, it means you are going longer between fills, which makes this car perfect for those on the go and those leading a busy lifestyle that need an efficient car that won’t slow them down.

Superior Performance

Mild hybrids also contribute to smooth take-offs. Because the regular combustible engine of diesel or petrol has limited capacity when it comes to start-up and take-off, people are often left needing to wait long intervals to “warm the car up” or wait for the engine to catch up to their foot when taking off at a green light. With the help of the Mazda MX-30’s lithium-ion battery, the stored energy is used to power the electric motor and provide additional torque, allowing these engines to take off immediately. This shaves minutes off your drive and is more time-efficient than ever. The regenerative braking function enables the driver to save energy effortlessly.

Environmentally Friendly

So with higher fuel efficiency than ever before and much less power needed to run the diesel engine when starting up and taking off, there’s no doubt this simple switch will lower tailpipe emissions in the long run. We believe at Mazda that one small change has the capacity to change the world, and we are proud to introduce a move to a more sustainable direction with the Mazda MX-30 in line with our Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030 vision. 

The new MX-30 also uses sustainable materials for its interior, including heritage cork and recycled PET bottles and thread, perfectly combining comfort with sustainability. 

More Affordable

So, now for the even better news. Mild hybrids are not only better for the world, but also better for your wallet.

The mild-hybrid will provide the above benefits and be an undeniably wise investment in your time and the future, but it will also save you money indefinitely. Obviously, with such a high level of fuel economy, these Mazda hybrid cars will ultimately save you money. Furthermore, it will be the best value and much more affordable than a full hybrid, as mild hybrids are cheaper to manufacture.


Overall the Mazda MX-30 is an innovation unlike any before.

"For those who desire a life with things that soothe and please the spirit; for those who want to live positively, actively choosing possessions and experiences that, by their own standards, are a match for their lifestyle; for those with the wisdom and inventiveness to tackle problems facing people, society and the earth in their own style, without overextending themselves; and for those who wish to create good times together with the people around them and with people all over the world. For those customers, the Mazda MX-30 offers a creative time and space that will allow them to live true to their natural selves."

-  TOMIKO TAKEUCHI, MAZDA MX-30 PROGRAM MANAGER


Thanks to mild hybrid technology, this hybrid system is an ideal alternative for those wanting to do their part for this amazing world of ours without sacrificing the ease and style of a strong and dynamic internal combustion engine. 

Mazda’s first electric power engine is the beginning of our commitment to a more sustainable, cleaner future. With freestyle doors, a sleek ”Human Modern” concept, and an open feeling cabin interior and safety features unlike any other, the result is an efficient drive that doesn’t sacrifice any of the power that’s in the DNA of every one of our vehicles.