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Mazda to Lease Demio EV in Japan from October 2012


In Japan, Mazda will be beginning leasing the Demio EV from October 2012. As you may already know, the Mazda Demio is known as Mazda2 outside Japan.

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The Mazda Demio EV is using a highly efficient lithium-ion battery and Mazda’s unique electric motor. It achieves an outstanding driving range of 200km (JC08 mode test cycle, measured by Mazda). The Demio EV maintains the same cabin space and cargo carrying capacity as the base model Demio. As a zero-emission vehicle that emits no carbon dioxide or other pollutants Mazda intends to lease approximately 100 units in total, mainly to local governments and corporate customers in the Chugoku region of Western Japan.


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Mazda employs a Building Block Strategy, which begins with thorough improvements in base automotive technologies, such as developing more efficient engines and reducing vehicle weight, and builds on these improvements with the step by step introduction of electric devices such as regenerative braking and hybrid systems. In anticipation of a future society which will make ever greater use of a variety of renewable energy sources, Mazda has a long history of research and development into electric powered vehicles. Through the lease program, Mazda intends to gain further knowledge of electric drive technology and the usefulness of such products to the customer.


Mazda Demio EV specifications and price


Model name

Demio EV



Seating capacity


Dimensions and weight

Overall length/width/height*1


Vehicle weight*1



AC electric power consumption
(JC08 mode test cycle)*1


Driving range on a single charge
(JC08 mode test cycle)*1


Drive battery


Lithium-Ion batteries

Total voltage*1


Total torque*1



Max. output*1


Max. torque*1


Charging time

Normal charge (AC200V·15A)*2

Approx. 8 hours (full charge)

Fast charge*3

Approx. 40 minutes (80% charge)

Price (yen) (including tax)


*1 Measured by Mazda

*2 Amount of time required to charge battery after low battery warning light comes on. Given time is only a guide. Actual charging time may vary depending on air temperature and power source.

*3 Amount of time required when using a 50kW fast charger. Given time is only a guide. Actual charging time may vary depending on specifications of the charger.


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