Australian specs and pricing have been confirmed for the fully electric version of the Mazda MX-30.
Set to arrive in August, Mazda’s first electric car will be offered in one trim level priced from $65,490 before on-road costs.
In Victoria, the MX-30 E35 Astina finished in Artic White will set buyers back a whopping $70,897 when on-road costs are applied. For context, that’s $2800 more than the base Tesla Model 3 which has recently dropped to $68,094 drive-away. 
The Mazda MX-30 Electric uses a 35.5-kWh lithium-ion battery pack and a single electric motor producing 107kW of power and 271Nm of torque. Power goes to the front wheels through a single-speed reduction gear transmission.
According to the WLTP cycle, the MX-30 Electric can cover 200km with a fully charged battery. The cheaper Tesla has a claimed WLTP range of 448km, while Hyundai's similarly priced Kona Electric can cover 484km. 
Mazda says when using a 6.6kWh AC wallbox, the battery can be taken from 20 to 80 per cent charge in approximately three hours. A 50kWh DC charger can do the same in 36 minutes.
The MX-30 Electric will be supplied with a portable charger which can be plugged into a standard 240V, 10A power point. This can achieve the 20-80 per cent charge in around nine hours.
Scroll below for the MX-30 E35 Astina’s equipment highlights.
Initially, Mazda will offer 100 units of MX-30 Electric nationally. The order books are open now with deliveries set to commence in August.
2021 Mazda MX-30 Electric pricing (excludes on-road costs):
MX-30 E35 Astina - $65,490
2021 Mazda MX-30 E35 Astina equipment highlights:
8.8-inch infotainment screen
7.0-inch digital instrument cluster
Wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
Satellite navigation
12-speaker Bose sound system
Auto-folding mirrors
Rain-sensing wipers
Dual-zone climate control
Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
Electric park brake with auto-hold
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Paddle shifters
Keyless entry and start
Auto-dimming driver’s exterior mirror with memory
10-way power driver’s seat
Illuminated vanity mirrors
Bright-finish 18-inch wheels
Heated front seats
Heated steering wheel
Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection and junction assist
Rear cross-traffic assist
Blind-spot monitoring
Lane-keeping assist
Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
Front and rear parking sensors
Traffic sign recognition
Front cross-traffic alert
Adaptive LED headlights
Surround-view camera
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