It was on August 10, 2012 when Mazda set foot on Philippine soil under the distributorship of Bermaz Auto Philippines, Inc. We have seen the evolution of the brand throughout the years, including the integration of the award-winning Kodo design language into its car models.
Moving forward in the local market, Mazda Philippines continues its commitment to lowering carbon emissions. One of the significant efforts of the company is the inauguration of its net zero facility in Cabuyao, Laguna known as the Mazda Center of Excellence (MCOE) in 2019.
The warehouse and facility are capable of housing up to 952 in its 12,269-sqm. covered vehicle depot. It is built to generate its own electricity of up to 145,000 kWh annually using its 270 solar panels. Moreover, the facility can harvest and store up to 135,000 liters of rainwater which are used to wash Mazda vehicles.
As for the company’s model lineup, cars such as the Mazda3 and Mazda CX-30 received a hybrid powertrain last year. Dubbed M Hybrid technology, the hybrid powertrain helps improve efficiency and reduces carbon emission. This consists of a 24-volt M Hybrid lithium-ion battery, a DC/DC converter, an Integrated Starter Generator (ISG), and a regenerative friction brake coordination system.
Mazda is moving forward with sustainability in mind
All of these are only some of the efforts of Mazda to achieve its ultimate goal named Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030. This campaign aims to grow sustainability within the brand’s operations predominantly by introducing new electric vehicle (EV) models. It has three interconnected pillars: People, Earth, and Society.
“Mazda has gone a long way since we started back in 2012. We could not have done it without the support of our dealer partners, our owners, the various Mazda clubs, and the media. You guys have always been part of it, and have always been there for us,” said Bermaz Auto Philippines President Steven Tan.
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