Mazda announces SKYACTIV-X: gasoline Spark Controlled Compression Ignition

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Mazda Motor Corporation announced “Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030,” a new long-term vision for technology development that looks ahead to the year 2030. SKYACTIV-X—which Mazda believes will be the first commercial gasoline engine to use compression ignition—uses a proprietary combustion method called Spark Controlled Compression Ignition (SPCCI). Mazda will combined these optimized engines with effective electrification technologies.

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How Mazda's SkyActiv-X engine, based on HCCI, actually works (video)

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Earlier this month, Japanese automaker Mazda laid out its future powertrain strategy and dropped a massive announcement in the process.

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Mazda turns to hydrogen power

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However, Mazda seems to believe that it isn’t a case of one or the other – because both technologies can work together. Green cars Hydrogen cars Latest news electric cars green cars hydrogen hydrogen cars Hydrogen fuel Mazda Mazda Premacy HybridThere was a time when it appeared that it was either hydrogen or electric powered vehicles that would take over from the internal combustion engine.

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Mazda hybrid concept features origami-inspired design

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The new Mazda Deep Orange 3 features a folded sheet metal process, that uses the same techniques used by practitioners of the paper-folding art to build its load-bearing structure, as patented by Industrial Origami. Mazda

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Mazda reveals hybrid and CNG models

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The Tokyo Motor Show provided the ideal backdrop for Mazda to introduce a host of new engine types for the latest Mazda3 model. Latest News Green cars Mazda

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Mazda adds new smallest yet Skyactiv engine

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Mazda has added its smallest engine yet to its efficient Skyactiv family of engines; a 1.5 Mazda litre petrol unit. The new engine will make its debut on the Mazda3 hatch and Fastback model; both of which are just about to arrive in the UK.

Mazda makes a bumper recycling breakthrough

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Mazda has become the world’s first automaker to successfully recycle scrapped bumpers from end-of-life vehicles into raw material for new vehicle bumpers. The technology is being used to make rear bumpers for the Mazda Biante mini-van. It improves the material recycling ratio of Mazda vehicles and contributes to more effective use of its resources. Green cars Latest news mazda bumper recycling bumpers end-of-life vehicles Mazda Biante Mazda bumpers

Mazda hits one million Skyactiv cars

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Mazda’s more efficient technology range has hit a significant milestone; a million Skyactiv equipped models have now been produced. This includes the carmaker’s three model ranges which benefit from the use of the fuel-economy boosting technology; the Mazda CX-5, Mazda6 and Mazda3. Mazda Over one mill[.].

Skyactiv luring buyers to diesel, says Mazda

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Mazda’s new Skyactiv-D efficient diesel engine technologies are helping to switch motorists to cleaner diesel engines, the company claims. Mazda diesel SKYACTIV technology

Mazda delays launch of SKYACTIV-D engine

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Latest News Green cars Mazda Hopes of the SKYACTIV-D diesel engine (pictured) reaching the North American market in the near future have hit a stumbling block.

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Mazda reveals new CNG concept model

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Mazda Newly unveiled and set to benefit from its maker’s fuel efficient Skyactiv technology for the first time, the third generation Mazda3 will showcase a whole range of engine types at the forthcoming Tokyo Motor Show.

2019 Mazda 3 to feature world-first HCCI engine for efficiency: report

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Now Mazda, one of the smallest global automakers, plans to introduce it in a radical new engine to be used in a future Mazda vehicle in 2019. It's a technology that's been a sort of Holy Grail in the auto industry for at least a couple of decades. It's called homogeneous charge compression ignition, or HCCI: in essence it lets a gasoline engine. HCCI Engines Fuel Economy SKYACTIV

Could Future Mazda Engines Emit Less CO2 Than Electric Cars?

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Small Japanese carmaker Mazda says yes. In an interview published last week with the British magazine Autocar, Mazda claimed that its next generation of SkyActiv Is it possible to make a gasoline engine so efficient that it would emit less carbon dioxide per mile than is created by generating electricity to run an electric car over that same mile?

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Toyota and Mazda enter business and capital alliance; $1.6B plant in US, joint development for electric, connected vehicle tech

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Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) and Mazda Motor Corporation (Mazda) signed an agreement to enter a business and capital alliance, with the aim of further strengthening their partnership. In addition, together with the aim of advancing and strengthening their long-term collaboration, Toyota and Mazda agreed to a capital alliance arrangement that preserves independence and equality for both companies. Currently, Mazda is supplying a compact sedan to Toyota in North America.

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Toyota, Mazda plan joint plant in U.S., electric-car cooperation: report

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Toyota is one of the largest global automakers, while Mazda is one of the smallest. A new report suggests that the two Japanese makers are close to finalizing a capital-investment deal under which Toyota would take 5 percent of Mazda, and the smaller maker would invest in Toyota as well, and the two would set up a joint U.S.

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Mazda all but confirms rotary range extender engine for electric car

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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 of the global auto industry. In 2019, the small Japanese maker will offer a combustion-engine technology never before achieved in production: a gasoline engine that can work. Future Cars Rotary plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Wankel rotary engine REx range extender engine Range Extending BMW i3 REx

Mazda to unveil new car at Frankfurt Motor Show

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This time it is the turn of Japanese car manufacturer Mazda, which will hold the world premiere of the new Mazda CX-5 compact crossover SUV at the motoring showcase. Green cars Latest news mazda Frankfurt Motor Show Mazda CX-5 new Mazda car SKYACTIVWe’re gearing up for the Frankfurt Motor Show – and now another automaker has announced it will debut a new car at the event.

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Mazda agrees leasing deal for Demio EV in Japan

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Mazda has announced plans to lease approximately 100 of its Demio EVs to local governments and corporate customers in the Chugoku region of Japan. The Mazda Demio, known as the Mazda2 in the UK, has been converted to run using a lithium-ion battery and Mazda’s own [.]. Mazda Demio EVThe agreement is expected to start in October 2012.

Mazda to unveil TAKERI Concept in New York

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Japanese carmaker Mazda is the latest to announce that it will be taking part in the event [.]. Green cars Latest news Mazda green cars Mazda Takeri Concept New York International Auto ShowWe’re edging closer to another major motoring event – with the New York International Auto Show to take place from April 6 onwards – and it seems manufacturers are lining up to take their place in the spotlight.

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Mazda to offer electric car in 2019, maybe with range extender?

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Mazda may become the next automaker to commit to building an electric car, possibly one with a range-extending gasoline engine. That's the gist of numerous of conversations between journalists and Mazda executives at the recent Los Angeles Auto Show. Company officials said Mazda plans to launch an electric car in 2019, dangling hints that it may. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) compliance car Range Extending

2020 Mazda electric car to share Toyota underpinnings, technology

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Mazda is a tiny carmaker on a global scale, producing just 1.6 It competes with four companies (GM, Nissan-Renault, Toyota, and VW Group) that each sell around 10 million a year, as well as numerous other smaller makers still larger than Mazda. million vehicles a year. In a world where reducing the carbon emissions from road vehicles is. Carbon Footprint emissions Future Cars carbon dioxide plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) wells to wheels

2016 Mazda CX-3: First Drive Of 31-MPG Small Sporty Crossover

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The range of small and smaller SUVs seems to expand almost monthly, and the latest entry is the 2016 Mazda CX-3. This crossover utility vehicle slots below the compact Mazda CX-5 in the "Zoom Zoom" maker's lineup. The company expects the CX-3 to appeal more to couples and empty-nesters than to families--which it says will choose the larger CX-5. Fuel Economy

Mazda to use hydrogen rotary engine for EV range extender

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Mazda Motor Corp. will use its hydrogen-fueled rotary engine technology ( earlier post ) as a range extender for an electric vehicle it plans to start leasing next year, according to Mazda President Takashi Yamanouchi as reported in The Nikkei. In 2009, Mazda began commercial leasing of the Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid ( earlier post ). Mazda, a latecomer to the EV market, plans to close the gap with Nissan Motor Co.

Mazda's electric car gets patents for rotary range-extender engine

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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 RX-8. Mazda has invested more time and money into the rotary engine than any other automaker, so executives are reluctant to let it fade away into history.

New Mazda Rotary Engine Likely To Feature Turbo, Not Electrification

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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 Mazda rotary engine since the discontinuation of the RX-8 sports car back in 2012. Called SkyActiv-R, it was unveiled with virtually no accompanying technical or production. Turbochargers Rotary Wankel rotary engine

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Mazda focuses on resin materials to reduce weight

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In a bid to secure significant weight reduction, Mazda has jointly developed a resin material for vehicle parts that offers the same rigidity as ordinary, conventional materials. Green cars Latest news Mazda green cars Mazda CX-5 vehicle weight reductionHaving teamed up with Japan Polypropylene Corporation, the material ensures that the parts manufactured are thinner than those with conventional resin and results in a significant reduction in [.].

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Touring Iceland in a Mazda MX-5

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Mazda MX-5 Features Editors PicksNipping out for a drive just for the pleasure of it is something we don’t always get the chance to do. However, when the opportunity comes knocking to.

2014 Mazda 3: First Drive

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The 2014 Mazda 3 is the one of the more eagerly-awaited compact cars hereabouts, and now we''ve had a chance to spend 90 minutes behind the wheel. During a recent test drive that brought together Best Car To Buy 2014 finalists, every High Gear Media editor got a chance to drive a variety of vehicles through the scenic rolling hills of Georgia

Mazda exec: engines can get cleaner, EVs will die without subsidies

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Small Japanese automaker Mazda is in a tough spot. It's been on its own for most of a decade now, after Ford sold its shares in the company, and now Mazda must fund numerous new models all by itself. DON'T MISS: Mazda to launch homogeneous-charge. With global sales of just 1.5 million vehicles, it's one-seventh the size of Toyota or Volkswagen. Future Cars Engines SKYACTIV

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Mazda begins production of Mazda CX-5 with SKYACTIV-D diesel engine; Japan and Europe first markets

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Mazda Motor Corporation has begun production of the all-new Mazda CX-5 with its new-generation SKYACTIV-D 2.2-liter diesel engine ( earlier post ) at its Ujina Plant near Mazda’s headquarters in Hiroshima. Mazda says that the SKYACTIV-D 2.2 The CX-5. Click to enlarge.

Mazda 6 Diesel Sedan Still Planned, But More Oomph Needed, Company Says

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sales of the Mazda 6 sedan equipped with the Skyactiv-D diesel engine are looking more and more like a case of "close, but no cigar." Mazda has continually delayed importing the diesel sedan to the U.S., DON''T MISS: 2014 Mazda 3: Gas Mileage Review Of and now it appears that''s because it lacks the moxie to match the brand''s "Zoom-Zoom" image.

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2016 Mazda CX-3 Small Crossover Price Starts At $20,000

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The 2016 Mazda CX-3 small crossover will start at $20,840 when it goes on sale in the U.S. DON'T MISS: 2016 Mazda CX-3 Details, Live Photos, Video: Small Crossover. this fall. That price (which includes the $880 destination charge) buys a base Sport model with front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is available on all models for an additional $1,250. Pricing subcompact SKYACTIV

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Mazda's SkyActiv-X: diesel fuel economy from gasoline engine

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The internal combustion engine, now more than 200 years old, will be with us for a long time to come yet. Powering more than 1 billion vehicles on the planet and almost 100 million new ones each year, it is the default way to move vehicles along the world's roads. With its carbon emissions now conclusively implicated in climate change, electric. combustion cycle HCCI Fuel Economy SKYACTIV

Mazda To Lean On Toyota For Hybrid, Fuel-Cell Expertise

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Mazda and Toyota will work together over the next few years in an arrangement that will see the two carmakers pool their green technologies. Japan's largest carmaker and one of its smallest will enter into a "mutually beneficial long-term partnership," according to a press release issued by Mazda. No timeline was given for the start or the. hydrogen Partnership

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Mazda Predicts Further 30-Percent Efficiency Gain For Next SkyActiv Engines

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While other manufacturers have turned to turbocharging and hybrids to boost fuel economy, Mazda has tried to squeeze the most it can out of unassisted internal-combustion engines. The company's SkyActiv line of efficiency-focused engines rely solely on tuning and some technical tricks to maximize gas mileage. SkyActiv engines have largely lived up. Fuel Economy SKYACTIV gasoline engines

2016 Mazda CX-3 Gas Mileage: Subcompact SUV Rated At 31 MPG Combined

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Mazda has taken its own road toward boosting the fuel economy of its vehicles, and its latest small SUV manages to break the critical 30-mpg combined rating barrier. The 2016 Mazda CX-3 subcompact crossover utility is rated at 31 mpg combined with front-wheel drive, and 29 mpg combined with optional all-wheel drive. DON'T MISS: 2016 Mazda CX-3.

2014 Mazda CX-5 2.5-liter SkyActiv: Gas Mileage Drive Report

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That''s the path Mazda''s taken, and it seems to be working. Two overachievers Almost two years ago, we tested a 2013 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover, a While hybrids are one way to get good gas mileage in a variety of cars, another way is to wring every last drop of efficiency out of new and highly-efficient gasoline engines and transmissions.

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Mazda to focus on hybrid models

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Times change fairly quickly in the automotive industry - it wasn’t too long ago that Mazda announced that it had no interest in hybrid cars. According to Mazda executive vice president Phillip Spender, it will be some time during the “20-teens&# that the company will be engineering these models though it will try to pull that forward if possible. Tags: Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news mazda Mazda hybrids

Engines vs motors, Mazda's SkyActiv-X engine, Niro Plug-In, electric-car sales: Today's Car News

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Today, we've got a pair of stories on internal combustion, covering Mazda's innovative and fuel-efficient new SkyActiv-X engine and a dismissive comment on electric cars from a Japanese CEO. Also, a new Twitter poll to take and an update on U.S. plug-in electric car sales. All this and more on Green Car Reports. If you think of the global auto. Today in Car News

2016 Mazda CX-3 Details: Small Crossover Debuts At LA Auto Show

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Unveiled at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2016 Mazda CX-3 marks the Hiroshima-based carmaker''s entry into that segment, with styling and a powertrain shared with some of Mazda''s other recent Crossovers are shrinking. What started with a handful of vehicles like the Buick Encore and Nissan Juke is growing into a large and varied segment.