Electric cars at the Tokyo motorshow - Nissan, Mazda and Lexus


This year's Tokyo Motor Show became the place for several major Japanese automakers to unveil their new electric cars.

Nissan Ariya EV


Nissan calls their Ariya a concept so far, though there is a chance this car is close to production - this electric SUV should hit the market in 2021 according to some rumors. It seems that the car should compete with Tesla Model Y, which is expected to become available a year earlier.



Nissan did not confirmed any exact specs yet. All we know is that Ariya should be equipped with two electric motors, be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 5 seconds or less and travel approximately 480 km (300 miles) on a single charge.

Mazda MX-30


MX-30 is Mazda's first all-electric car. This small SUV is already available for order in Europe.

The electric car is equipped with 35.5 kWh battery pack allowing for a range of 210 km (130 miles) - Mazda claims this should be enough for average urban commutes. MX-30's electric motor has an output of 142 hp and 264 Nm torque.


MX-30 also supports AC charging at 6.6 kW and DC at 50 kW, CHAdeMO and CCS available.

One of the most memorable MX-30's features are rear suicide doors (almost like those on rotary-powered Mazda RX-8) with an abscence of a central pillar. 


Mazda MX-30 preorder is already open in Europe, however, the automaker didn't yet announced the exact pricing. First MX-30 deliveries are scheduled for next year.

Lexus LF-30


Lexus concept-car is nothing more than Lexus' designers will to create the company's future - it's very unlikely that such car will go into production, though, it does a great job showing off how future electric Lexus cars shall look.

However, it's noticeable that LF-30's press-release says Lexus is preparing for their first EV unveiling in November.

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