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Mazda patents show rotary engine for range-extended EV

Published: March 17, 2017

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Filed under: Green , Rumormill , Mazda , Emissions , Fuel Efficiency , Emerging Technologies , Electric , Hybrid We previously saw similar tech in a Mazda2 rotary hybrid.


Report: Will the Mazda2 be offered as a PHEV with a rotary engine range extender?

Published: July 10, 2014

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Filed under: Hybrid , Hatchback , Mazda Every few months, it seems a rumor crops up about plans from Mazda to revive the rotary engine. Last November, its CEO said the only way another one could happen is if the project was profitable , and then a month later the automaker showed off the Mazda2 RE Range Extender with a 330cc Wankel engine mounted in the rear. Now, Australian auto site Motoring reports that the PHEV may actually make production in the next-gen Mazda2 sometime after it’s initial launch.


Report: Mazda CEO says rotary not viable, so don’t look for a new one

Published: November 19, 2013

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Filed under: Performance , Mazda We have some very sad news to report, rotor-heads fans: Don’t expect a new rotary-powered vehicle anytime soon. This comes straight from Masamichi Kogai, the CEO of Mazda , which is the only company to ever market a commercially successful rotary-powered automobile in the world. The issue, as it has pretty much always been, is environmental.