TOKYO, September 15. /TASS/. Mazda plans in the first half of 2030 years to completely abandon the production of cars with petrol and diesel engines in favor of hybrids and electric cars. This was reported on Friday the Agency Kyodo.
According to him, such decision of a management of concern associated with the regular introduction around the world increasingly stringent environmental regulations and requirements for fuel consumption. In addition, thus, the Japanese company expects to strengthen its position in the European market, where similar trends are being implemented most actively.
To date Mazda mainly relied on economical diesel and petrol engines, but the range is present hybrid modification hatchback Axela.
In August, Mazda and Toyota announced its intention to enter into a partnership to develop electric cars and a joint venture in the USA. The expansion of their partnership is due to the growing trend to the formation of the world market of cars with the products of major corporations, among them Toyota in addition to Volkswagen, the Renault-Nissan Alliance and General Motors. Also the decision of the two companies to join in the fight for market share of electric vehicles is due to tightening environmental regulations around the world and the decision of the authorities of Britain and France to stop selling cars with diesel and petrol engines by 2040.
Previously the Swedish company Volvo has announced the full transition to production of hybrid and electric vehicles.