Mazda's hydrogen rotary engine, based on our unique rotary engine technology but adapted to use hydrogen as its fuel, emits no CO2 and offers superb environmental performance.
In summary, rotary combustion and hydrogen are made for each other—more or less. The "less" part has to do hydrogen's volumetric shortfall as an energy carrier, combined with a rotary's inherent paucity of low-end torque.
The RENESIS Hydrogen Rotary Engine is currently undergoing running tests in a special-edition Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen RE test vehicle. The test vehicle is equipped with a dual-fuel system that consists of a high-pressure hydrogen tank and separate gasoline tank, and can run on either hydrogen or gasoline.
This one, though, combines a gas- or hydrogen-powered rotary with a series parallel hybrid system for optimal low-emissions and good fuel mileage. The new hydrogen rotary makes 40 percent more power than the current RX-8’s engine, 148 horsepower versus 107.
Rotary engines aren't known for their green credentials, but if Mazda's latest plans come to fruition, they may be granted another lease of life. Most frequently seen in Mazda's sports cars over the years, Wankel rotary engines are associated variously with ultra-smooth power, poor fuel economy, and intolerance of poor maintenance.
The latest edition of Mazda’s internal magazine, Zoom-Zoom, may hint at the arrival of a Hydrogen-powered rotary engine sportscar from the Japanese automaker. In an article marking the 50th anniversary of the rotary-powered Cosmo Sport, Mazda explained that the rotary engine’s biggest ...
TOKYO Mazda Motor Corp. pulls ahead by six months its testing of a hydrogen-powered rotary engine, as the auto maker announces advanced powertrains will drive development of its next-generation product lineup.
Unlike all the other Asian automakers, Mazda's green strategy focuses on hydrogen fuel for its rotary engine--and now they've made it a hybrid
This is the fifth Mazda vehicle to be fitted with a hydrogen wankel rotary engine. The hydrogen tank, with a capacity of 110 liters at 350 bar stores up to 2.4 kilograms of hydrogen and is fitted in addition to the 61 liter gasoline tank. In 2005, Mazda obtained street approval for this vehicle.
Share on Facebook, opens a new window Share on Twitter, opens a new window Share on LinkedIn Share by email, opens mail client ozone depletion this makes it essential to search the renewable. Pollution from these conventional fuels is causing the global warming. Hydrogen can be stored as compressed ...