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Are You Ready for the 2026 Electric Miata?

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    FROM MOTORTREND:
    Mazda has confirmed the next-generation 2026 MX-5 Miata will be electrified. But the automaker stopped short of saying what form the electrification will take—fully EV, hybrid, or plug-in hybrid. Mazda’s entire lineup is slated to go at least partially electric by 2030, which means if the next-gen Miata is to survive past then—and we certainly hope it does—this is a necessary step in the legendary sports car’s evolution.

    Read more here:

    https://www.motortrend.com/news/2026-mazda-mx-5-miata-electrified-future-cars/

    NOTE: The car pictured is Mazda’s vision study model.

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    The question on my mind, is the 2026 Electric Miata ready for the LimeRock AutoX?

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    Electric Miata? NEVER!!  My cars have to burn something.

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    • Spectator

    I’d test drive one, just hope the heavy batteries dont mess with the handling and overall spirit of the Miata.

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    • Ace
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    Never in my driveway…

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    • Pro
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    I would definitely consider it, but probably not Ver.1.0

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    <p style=”text-align: center;”>If I had to guess, I’d say hybrid.  Full electric would be too much of a weight sacrifice for a car whose whole point is lightness.  I’d be interested maybe.. if I could afford it, which I can’t… My current Miata purchase pretty much guaranteed my retirement will be out on the streets collecting bottles somewhere…</p>

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    I could get on-board with hybrid. A low-placed battery might lower the center of gravity. Also, if you place it right, they could get close to 50/50 weight distribution. A little extra pep wouldn’t hurt, either.

    I don’t know too much about hybrids, so just spit-balling, but I could see hybrid being able to improve certain aspects.

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    I’m thinking hybrid. People always have to stop and plug in all electric cars when on long trips. Who wants to do that.

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