One of the most important issues we face in society is how to protect the environment and create a more sustainable future. There is a shift across all industries to look at their practices and make adjustments to minimise pollution and conserve natural resources. The automotive industry, therefore, has a responsibility to implement technological innovations to reduce our carbon footprint.
At Magna Mazda, we are supportive of the measures Mazda are taking to reduce their impact on the planet. As one of the leading car manufacturers in the world, Mazda has made huge commitments to helping the environment. As well as increasing the production of Mazda electric cars, they have refined their practices to create a more environmentally friendly business model. Read on to find out about some of Mazda’s environmental commitments.
SkyActiv technology is one of the ways that new Mazda cars are producing fewer carbon emissions. While the production of Mazda electric cars is an important part of Mazda’s commitment to the environment, producing more efficient petrol engines is also a huge part of reducing global emissions. The SkyActiv-X engine features a revolutionary design that allows it to burn fuel more efficiently. The engine can produce more power but produces fewer emissions and uses less fuel. It does this by using a Mazda technology called Spark Controlled Compression Ignition (SPCCI). SPCCI allows the engine to seamlessly switch between spark and compression ignition. This engine features in the new Mazda 3 and Mazda CX-30.
More efficient Mazda electric cars and petrol cars are just one way that Mazda is reducing its carbon footprint. Waste material going into landfills from Mazda production facilities has reduced by 55% since 1990. Mazda’s recycling rate is now at 91% as well as 75% of all plastic parts used in new Mazda cars are recyclable. Most Mazda production facilities have also achieved ISO 14001 accreditation, having demonstrated their environmentally responsible practices. Mazda UK has also introduced a car takeback scheme. This service is offered to all Mazda users and aims to dispose of end-of-life vehicles responsibly.
As more Mazda electric cars such as the Mazda MX30 go into production, it is increasingly important to be able to dispose of and recycle car batteries safely and following regulations. Mazda makes all the necessary arrangements for the collection and recycling of any automotive or industrial waste batteries.
One of the most exciting new developments in Mazda’s commitment to the environment is the announcement of the Hiroshima solar plant. This plant is Mazda’s first solar power generation system. Its main use is to charge the batteries of all Mazda MX30 models that are produced at the plant. The aim is to introduce solar plants like the one at Hiroshima, to more Mazda production facilities.
If you want to find out more about the SkyActiv technology used in the new Mazda cars, contact us at Magna Mazda or visit one of our dealerships in Poole, Christchurch, Dorchester, Southampton or Salisbury. We have a wide range of Mazda electric cars including the Mazda MX30 and other new Mazda cars such as the Mazda 3 and Mazda CX30.