Wankel rotary engine

 
Mazda's electric car gets patents for rotary range-extender engine

Mazda's electric car gets patents for rotary range-extender engine

Recent patent filings suggest Mazda’s next Wankel engine will equip a battery-powered car, not a rear-wheel drive heir to emblematic sports coupes like its RX-7 and RX-8. Mazda has invested more time and money into the rotary engine than any other automaker, so executives are reluctant to let... read more

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Audi A1 e-tron first drive, Berlin

Audi A1 e-tron: First Drive Of Range-Extended Electric Car Prototype

The Audi A1 e-tron was almost a sideshow to our day at the company's future lab tron-experience at Berlin's spectacular and disused Tempelhof Airport. Drives squeezed in over... read more June 7, 2013 by 2


 
Rotary engine

Could Range-Extended Cars Save The Rotary Engine? Mazda Says Yes

While the Wankel rotary engine, Mazda’s power plant of choice for many years, has a fantastic power to weight ratio, it isn’t exactly what you’d call a... read more August 30, 2012 by 27


 
Rotary engine

Hydrogen, Rotary Range-Extender For Mazda Electric Cars?

Rotary engines aren't known for their green credentials, but if Mazda's latest plans come to fruition, they may be granted another lease of life. Most frequently seen in... read more June 12, 2012 by 2


 
2013 Mazda CX-5

Mazda Ditches V-6, Goes Four-Cylinder, Keeps Rotary Engines

It's all change at Mazda for the next generation of its engine and product lines. The CX-7 SUV and 6-cylinder engines are out, and a wave of efficient Skyactiv engines... read more April 19, 2012 by 0


 
Rotary engine

Has Mazda Come Full Circle With Rotary Engine Fuel Economy?

You may have noticed we feature the late Mazda RX-8 rather less often than the Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car. Considering the final iteration of the four-seat... read more March 12, 2012 by 4


 
2010 Mazda Shinari Concept

Next Mazda Sports Car Rumored To Be Hybrid; Fans Wail, Moan, Gnash Teeth

Oh, the horror, the horror. Once again, the world is coming to an end. No, not tsunamis, or earthquakes, or tornadoes, or plagues. Not even locusts. Nope, it's the evil... read more May 25, 2011 by 1


 
First factory-built Fisker Karma live photos

Electric-Car Range Extender Engines: OK Now, Can Do Better

Electric cars like the 2011 Chevrolet Volt and 2011 Fisker Karma get around the problem of range anxiety the old-fashioned way: They use gasoline engines. They do it because... read more April 6, 2011 by 4


 
Audi A1 e-tron Concept

VW Vexed By 'Anarchic' Audi A1 E-Tron Electric? Nein, Says Audi

We've loved the concept of the Audi A1 e-Tron concept since its launch at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show last March. It's a range-extended electric vehicle (like the 2011 Chevy... read more January 4, 2011 by 0


 
Audi A1 e-tron Concept

Audi A1 E-Tron Pilot Project To Start In Munich, 2011

With BMW slowly revealing further details of their upcoming Megacity EV and teasing us with the 2009 MINI E, and Mercedes-Benz giving us the A-Class E-Cell, it was only a... read more September 15, 2010 by 3


 
AVL rotary-engine range extender for electric-drive vehicles, July 2010

Will EV Range Extenders Give Rise to a Rotary Renaissance?

Four months from now, the world's first extended-range electric vehicle will start showing up at dealers. The 2011 Chevrolet Volt will introduce car buyers to the idea of a... read more July 21, 2010 by 0


 

 
 

 
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