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Mazda rotary hybrids, plug-in hybrid Ford F-250, EPA ethanol push: Today's Report

Mazda rotary hybrids, plug-in hybrid Ford F-250, EPA ethanol push: Today's Report

The EPA releases a proposal to increase ethanol blends, even in the summer when it can increase smog. Mazda may have more plans for its rotary engine technology than a single new hybrid. Conversion company XL Hybrids releases its new Heavy Duty Ford F-250 Hybrid pickup. And we run down the best... read more

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Rotary engine

Mazda all but confirms rotary range extender engine for electric car

How Mazda plans to integrate plug-in hybrid and battery-electric vehicles into its range of increasingly efficient gasoline and diesel models is a topic that interests parts... read more October 20, 2017 by


 
Mazda Demio EV test-fleet electric car in Japan (aka Mazda2)

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... read more April 6, 2017 by


 
Mazda RX-Vision concept, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

New Mazda Rotary Engine Likely To Feature Turbo, Not Electrification

At last week's Tokyo Motor Show, Mazda unveiled a new sports-car concept called the RX-Vision. Beneath the car's sleek bodywork was what will likely be the first production... read more November 5, 2015 by


 
Mazda rotary engine

Rotary Engine Lives On In Range-Extended Electric Mazda 2 Prototype

Mazda is a relative minnow in the auto industry sea, but for such an independent company it punches above its weight in engineering terms. It's still one of few companies to... read more November 26, 2013 by


 
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

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


 
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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