Among Japanese manufacturers, some are not yet jumped on the train of electric mobility, because we still believe just or because as Mazda, are smaller fish that are the window to wait for the evolution of the situation. the historic home also will have to tag along, especially to comply with US law, that force you to sell a minimum of electric cars in California. So the CEO Masamichi Kogai has said during an interview that Mazda will be ready with a zero-emission car in 2019 .
To date, Mazda has been limited to some feasibility tests, thanks to a partnership with Toyota to exploit the powertrain of its hybrid cars Synergy Drive System. In addition to these tests, they are seen even electric versions of the Mazda 2, one of which is equipped with a range extender, but not with a typical piston engine, but rather with the legendary Wankel rotary engine, mark your own factory Mazda.
And it was the head of the R & D section Kiyoshi Fujiwara to confirm that Mazda is considering this solution . The Wankel engine uses an elliptical chamber in which a triangular rotor that rotates at the same time creates the three moments of the combustion engine. E ‘known as a very linear disbursement engine, and obviously very light because of the lack of many mechanical components. It would be ideal as a range extender eliminating the known oil consumption and fuel problems by turning to low and stable regimes, useful only to generate electricity. Recently this solution was no longer in use into any Mazda vehicle, except that in the Mazda Vision concept. Whatever will be the final decision, Fujiwara has already clarified that it will be a car converted range and not a new car specially designed.