MONTEREY, CA – Mazda North American Operations is not jumping on the electrification bandwagon, preferring to further reduce vehicle weight and improve conventional powertrain components to meet looming corporate average fuel economy mandates. “Until (battery) technology can get there to meet a mass customer’s needs, and a customer in North America certainly drives further than the existing technology will allow, we don’t have the plans set in place yet” for an electric vehicle, Robert ...

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