by OMS Admin

Roadsters have a special place in the hearts of car enthusiasts. They represent the perfect blend of open-top driving, exhilarating performance, and timeless design.

According to Autocar, the Mazda MX-5 is the world’s bestselling roadster, with this Japanese two-seater being made for the last 35 years. However, with the push for electric and ecofriendly vehicles, the eRod electric sports car is one of the possible roadsters that could rise in popularity in years to come.

Here at ePower Trucks, we wanted to compare these two roadsters, highlighting unique features and capabilities highlighting how eRod cars may overstep the Mazda MX-5 in the future as the most popular roadster worldwide.

Here is our reasoning.

Design and Style

eRod Electric Roadster

The eRod car, being a newer entrant, carries a more modern and futuristic design. Its sleek lines and aerodynamic profile make it stand out. It has a sports chassis, with the electric motor’s powerful torque and the car’s lightweight construction, to create a driving sensation. It offers a refreshing take on the classic roadster concept.

Mazda MX-5

The Mazda MX-5, also known as the Miata in some markets, has a classic roadster design. It features a long hood, short rear deck, and a low-slung profile. Its design philosophy revolves around simplicity and a focus on the driver. The MX-5 has evolved over the years, but it still retains a timeless charm.

Performance

eRod Electric Roadster

The eRod Electric Roadster relies on an electric powertrain. It offers instant torque and a smooth, silent ride. It can accelerate quickly, catapulting you from 0 to 60 mph in just 4 seconds flat. It also handles corners with ease due to its low centre of gravity, thanks to the car’s 21.08kWh, 96V 228Ah batteries, providing ample power for a thrilling ride. This 45 kW (61 CH) electric motor has a top speed of 75 mph and an impressive autonomy of 125 miles on a single charge.

Mazda MX-5

The MX-5 is known for its engaging driving experience. It comes with a choice of engines, typically a 2.0-liter four-cylinder or a smaller 1.5-liter four-cylinder, depending on the trim. The MX-5’s also has a lightweight chassis, rear-wheel drive and finely tuned suspension. However, this roadster gets you from 0 – 60 in 8 seconds, which is double the eRod car. But the top speed can range between 125-135mph, which is much quicker than the electric sports car.

Eco-Friendliness

eRod Electric Roadster

The eRod electric sports car is a green alternative. It produces zero tailpipe emissions, contributing to a cleaner environment. If you’re concerned about your carbon footprint, the eRod is the more responsible choice.

Mazda MX-5

The MX-5 is not known for its environmental friendliness. It’s a traditional gasoline-powered vehicle with moderate fuel efficiency. While Mazda has made efforts to improve the MX-5’s fuel economy, it’s not in the same league as electric vehicles in terms of emissions reduction.

Practicality

eRod Electric Roadster

Like the MX-5, the eRod car is also a two-seater, but it tends to have more storage space due to its electric powertrain. It’s still not designed for heavy loads, but it can be a bit more versatile in this regard and perfect for couple road trips.

Mazda MX-5

The MX-5 is a two-seater roadster with limited load space. It’s not the most practical choice if you need to carry passengers or lots of luggage. However, it’s good for a couple looking for a weekend drive.

Kyburz eRod Sports Car

The Mazda MX-5 currently is the most popular roadster in the world but with the government’s aim for everyone to have electric cars by 2035, the eRod electric sports car will grow in popularity and could be the roadster for the future with its modern design, eco-friendliness, and the instant torque of an electric powertrain.

Embark on a journey into the realm of environmentally conscious automotive advancement with the eRod, an electric sports car that stands as the pinnacle of innovation. The Kyburz eRod model represents a groundbreaking leap in reimagining the landscape of high-performance automobiles. With its seamless integration of cutting-edge technology and exhilarating aesthetics, the eRod epitomizes a harmonious blend of power and elegance within a remarkable eco-conscious offering. Step into the future of sustainable driving with ePower Trucks’ extraordinary sports car. Contact ePower Trucks today to find out more.