Major automakers around the world are gearing for a surge in the number of electrified and hybrid models in their lineup.

In the same breath, Japanese automaker Mazda has plans of joining the EV squad soon. In its most recent development, the company is trying to squeeze at least three electrified models in the coming years into its vehicle portfolio.

Mazda, Denso and Toyota's joint technology development contract that was signed in September last year will most likely contribute towards Mazda's upcoming EV aspirations

A schedule of the company’s refreshed lineup suggests that it is planning to launch a mild-hybrid by 2019. Additionally, Mazda also plans on introducing a completely electrified vehicle by 2020 and a plug-in hybrid by 2021. However, architectures of these cars are not clear yet.

Mazda, Denso and Toyota’s joint technology development contract that was signed in September last year will most likely contribute towards Mazda’s upcoming EV aspirations. The shift to an electric powertrain is justified due to emission norms of countries around the world that have been growing stringent by the day.

Apart from the alternate powertrain cars, Mazda has also slated refreshment plans for its gasoline vehicles

Hence, in compliance with such demanding norms, a majority of auto companies are working rigorously to mark its presence in the EV market. Apart from the alternate powertrain cars, Mazda has also slated refreshment plans for its gasoline vehicles such as a new crossover introduced to the US market that would be based on its partner Toyota’s Corolla. Production of the crossover in question is expected to begin from 2021 and will take place at the Huntsville, Ala., plant in the USA.