Mazda’s Hydrogen Rotary Hybrid Van, A Different Approach to Green

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Mazda’s Hydrogen Rotary Van, A Different Approach to

Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE

Mazda usually does a little differently. They persevere with the Wankel engine, for instance, decades every other maker away from it. It’s offered in their 2009 RX-8 four-door sports

And unlike almost every Asian carmaker, Mazda has electric vehicles. Its sole the 2009 Mazda Tribute is a lightly restyled 2009 Escape Hybrid and sells in very small numbers.

Instead, since 1991, has worked to marry its rotary to the use of hydrogen as fuel. Now, it has an electric hybrid system to the mix as Last week, Mazda its first Mazda Premacy RE Hybrid to Iwatani Corporation in

Based on what we know in the States as the 2009 Mazda5 minivan, the Premacy Hydrogen RE uses hydrogen to fuel a engine mated to a hybrid with a lithium-ion battery and a 110-kilowatt electric drive

Hedging its bets, Mazda has the van flex-fuel abilities so it can run on gasoline too those challenging times you’re nowhere near a filling station). Its stated on hydrogen fuel is roughly 125

The Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid is Mazda’s second hydrogen The first is the RX-8 Hydrogen RE, is offered ( sans hybrid in limited numbers in Japan. car holds the dubious honor of the world’s first hydrogen

Why dubious? Well, as we’ve before, we’re just not hydrogen is the most likely for clean fuels. It poses two challenges for use in vehicles.

First, there’s no infrastructure at all gas stations) to deliver hydrogen to Delivered at high enough to take vehicles a few hundred a hydrogen filling station entirely new equipment (which US municipalities aren’t sure how to meaning each station to require custom permitting and

Second, hydrogen in its pure doesn’t just happen. You to use energy to make it–a lot of splitting apart more molecules.  Depending where energy comes from, the impact on carbon emissions as the wells to wheels or mines to energy balance) may be worse burning petroleum fuels.

Many analysts feel the alt-fuel of the future is much likely to be electricity. It can be generated in ways, including renewable sources like wind and and most of the world’s car owners it in their homes already.

President Obama’s 2010 slashed funds for research hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles $169 million to $68 million. But the increases the amount dedicated to for batteries, plug-in hybrids, and with large battery

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