Mazda’s next generation EV powertrains remain a mystery. However, it’s safe to say that an electric CX-5 will have more horsepower than the MX-30, which only produces 144 horsepower and 200 lb-ft of torque. The most powerful gas-powered CX-5 uses a 2.5-liter SkyActiv turbo engine with 227 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque, so the electric version should comfortably beat those numbers.
For Mazda to compete with existing EV models like the Ford Mustang Mach-E and Volkswagen ID.4, the electric CX-5 should travel at least 250 miles on one charge. Keep in mind, however, that this model won’t hit the market for several years before the competition could improve its reach. Mazda could offer a unique rotary power range extender that gives buyers a unique reason to buy it versus a competing electric vehicle.