Driving dynamics are a key feature in any Mazda and the MX-30 is no different, with “Electric G-Vectoring Control Plus” torque vectoring control that helps the car load its weight on the front going into a corner, then back to the rear as it exits. Its single electric motor is mounted up front along with other components, while its battery beneath the floor helps increase rigidity.
Despite its suicide door-opening — wonder how Elon Musk feels about that — Mazda says the frame surrounding the battery is connected to the body in 20 locations to make it diagonally rigid and reduce road noise. The battery has a refrigerant cooling system, and fast DC charging is possible using the either the CHAdeMO or COMBO standard, which will vary by region. The version we’re seeing is a European spec, but we’re still waiting for details on how much it will cost, how far it can go on a charge and when it will be available.