Mazda plans to launch an EV in the United States in 2019, President Masamichi Kogai told the Japan Times. He also said a PHEV model is in the pipeline for 2021 or later, but offered no more details.
Mazda is considering jointly developing electric motor control technology with Toyota, building on an agreement the two companies reached in 2015 to cooperate on next-generation technologies.
Kogai said Mazda is developing the new EV on its own but added, “Toyota’s motor-drive technology is way ahead [of ours].”
Source: Japan Times