Mazda's First EV to Come Next Year
June 11, 2019—In an interview, Mazda CEO Akira Marumoto commented on how Mazda will hit tougher emissions targets in Europe in 2020 and 2021, reported Electrek.
He said that the first Mazda battery-electric vehicle will hit the market next year and the company will introduce plug-in hybrid models from 2021 or 2022.
Back in 2016, Mazda claimed it would offer electric vehicles by 2019. The company later announced a partnership with Toyota to develop EVs, but concrete Mazda EV reports over the past few years have been few and far between.
Marumoto said the electric vehicle wouldn't come from the partnership with Toyota.