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Mazda Rotary Motor Finds Second Life As Range Extender

While the rotary engine once set Mazda apart from automakers, these days the design just isn’t fuel efficient enough to meet today’s rigid fuel economy standards. But the idea of using a small rotary engine as a range-extender for a plug-in hybrid is being bandied about by Mazda, and the results are something worth writing […]

November 26th

Japanese-market Mazda3 Gets CNG, Diesel, And Hybrid Options

Though Mazda has been slow to embrace any one alternative fuel technology, the small Japanese automaker has just rolled out three new green cars at the Tokyo Motor Show that embrace a diverse array of different fuel-saving, emissions-scrubbing technologies. The Mazda3 SkyActiv-CNG utilizes both gasoline and compressed natural gas in its high-compression 2.0 liter, four-cylinder […]

November 22nd

Mazda3 Hybrid And CNG Versions Make Tokyo Debut

Unlike most other automakers, Mazda as so far resisted the allure of hybrid and electric cars, focusing instead on its fuel-efficient SkyActiv gas and diesel engines. But executives at the small Japanese automaker have finally caved, and at this year’s Tokyo Auto Show a Mazda3 Hybrid will join a CNG-powered version in a joint world debut.

October 24th

SKY-powered Mazda3 Gets Over 40 MPG

It is all about fuel economy right now, and the automakers are pulling out all the stops to ensure they might weather the stiffening CAFE standards in the coming years. Electric cars, hybrids, plug-in hybrids, diesels… all are about to become a lot more commonplace. Yet, still, there remains a seat at the table for […]

September 3rd