Mazda selects NewMotion as EV charge point partner
Mazda UK has chosen NewMotion as its preferred charging partner in the UK in advance of its soon-to-be-launched electric MX-30.
NewMotion will support the introduction of charging infrastructure to Mazda’s dealer network and be the recommended supplier for home charging for MX-30 owners.
The MX-30 is Mazda’s first all-electric production vehicle. Its 35.5kWh lithium-ion battery delivers a range of approximately 124 miles and comes with AC charging up to 6.6kW and DC rapid charging designed to meet 125A Combo Charging standards up to 50kW.
Mazda MX-30 owners will be able to add NewMotion’s dynamic power management to their charging package, which helps manage home energy consumption. This feature monitors the total electricity consumption in your home and dynamically adjusts the charge speed of your car. If there is enough capacity left, the charge speed increases automatically.
The partnership with NewMotion extends beyond the home charging experience, as MX-30 drivers on-the-go will be able to access NewMotion’s UK public roaming network of over 2,500 charge points, including over 1,000 rapid chargers. For those looking to go even further afield, NewMotion also offers access to 155,000 charge points across 35 countries in Europe.
Under the deal, NewMotion will also be helping the Mazda dealer network to plan for and install EV charging solutions ready for the MX-30’s arrival in the UK early in 2021. With installation work beginning in the summer of 2020, the infrastructure will provide charging for Mazda’s showroom EV models, employees who commute to work using personal EVs and customers who already drive plug-ins. The charge points delivered under the partnership will be a range of 22kW AC and 25kW DC chargers. These will offer fast charging speeds and ensure Mazda’s infrastructure is futureproofed for forthcoming EV models.
UK pricing for the full Mazda MX-30 range will be announced later in the year.