Mazda To Launch Electric Vehicle In Japan Next Year

first_imgBetter late than never. Mazda has become the latest car manufacturer to announce an electric vehicle, though it won’t be available until next year.The car will be an EV version of the Mazda2, and currently has only been announced for the Japanese market. Of course, if it’s successful there, chances are Mazda will release it in different territories as well. The car is expected to have a range of around 124 miles and a sub $40,000 price tag. Mazda had previously said that it wouldn’t test the EV market until around 2015, instead focusing on improving its current range of combustible engines. But it looks like the early buzz surrounding the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf has swayed its decision.Via Reuterslast_img