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Mazda Might Actually Be Onto Something

May 29th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

Yes, I know. The Wankel rotary engine has a reputation for poor gas mileage, bad emissions, and even longevity issues. That’s why I was skeptical, too, when I heard that Mazda is bringing the rotary back not only as a range extender, but to provide direct power in some cases. After doing a lot of reading on recent research and development, I found that the rotary engine may really come back with its problems solved

Mazda: Will Build Only 5% EVs By 2030, Mostly PHEVs

October 3rd, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

In the "It Had To Happen" department, Mazda finally says it will use its rotary engine as a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) generator. It also says it will deliver a pure EV by 2020. But is it too little, too late after downplaying batteries for over a decade

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