Mazda CEO Masahiro Moro sits down with Automotive News in a Talk from the Top interview to discuss record U.S. sales, technical details of the Japanese carmaker's upcoming EVs and plans to cooperate with Toyota on electrical and software architectures, among other topics.
Electric vehicle latecomer Mazda is still wary of EV demand as it cashes in on internal combustion to power record U.S. sales, but CEO Masahiro Moro gives new details about the Japanese carmaker's next-generation EV tech and envisioned lineup of eight EVs for 2030.
Strict eligibility requirements in the Inflation Reduction Act's tax credit for new-EV purchases seek to encourage a transition to EVs and build up a domestic battery supply chain. But achieving one goal could hinder the other.
It may be too hasty to demand replacing the venerable combustion engine with electric vehicles.
The UAW has launched an effort to potentially organize workers at up to 13 nonunion automakers with plants in the U.S. The union's work will be easier if the automakers overreact.