Mazda confirmed the revival of rotary enginesOctober 2, 2018
Mazda has officially confirmed the plan for the revival of rotary engines. However, now these units will not be used as main traction motors – they will be included in the composition of electrical power plants.
Rotary engines are planned to be used exclusively as an “extender” – to increase the power reserve of electric cars. They will only work to recharge the batteries while driving, which will avoid frequent visits to charging complexes.
Mazda is currently preparing two electric models. One of them is a “clean” electric car with the ability to recharge from the outlet, and the second one will be equipped with a small rotor unit to increase the range of the machine.
Details about power plants and the models themselves in general, yet. The company only clarified that the rotary engine can also run on liquefied gas.
Earlier this year, it became known that the Mazda rotary powerplant will be used in unmanned Toyota models. Motors will also power generators and increase the mileage of cars.
The technology sharing agreement Toyota and Mazda signed in 2015. And in 2016, we agreed to jointly develop electric vehicles and smart cars.