Automakers are slowly shifting their attention to electric cars and the next to join could be Mazda. Mazda was at the Los Angeles Auto Show where they said that they will be accommodating the zero-emission regulation.
With the zero-emission regulation in place, automakers will have to make sure that a certain amount of the vehicles sold are zero-emission cars. That means Mazda will eventually have to go electric if they plan to meet the new regulations.
We know that Mazda is currently working on a hybrid version of the Mazda 3 hatchback using the Hybrid Synergy Drive System from Toyota but many believe that that is just the start and their agreement with Toyota will only lead to more electric model from Mazda.
Of course, Mazda is not the only automaker that is forced to go down the electric powertrain route. Toyota, who has made it clear that they are not too happy with the whole electrification has also announced that they will be launching new electric powered cars by 2020.