Hydrogen Rotary on EV

Presiden Yamauchi, of Mazda announced their plan to use Hydrogen Rotary Engine on Electric Vehicle as a range extender.

Hydrogen Rotary Engine has been tested on RX-8 (will be discontinued this month….), and it will release only Water, as its exhaust; very clean engine.  Also, unlike other hydrogen engines, Rotary engine does not require high purity of hydrogen, which will reduce the cost of hydrogen, by a lot.

Mazda is planning on start leasing Electric Vehicle withHydrogen RE, which has twice as long range as conventional EV.

Based on Tokyo News Paper Web Article:  http://www.tokyo-np.co.jp/article/economics/news/CK2012060602000121.html

 

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