Mazda unveils technological breakthrough that could save the combustion engine

SKYACTIV-X petrol engine is said to combine the best of diesel and petrol engines

Mazda unveils technological breakthrough that could save the combustion engine
The new SKYACTIV-X technology could prolong the lifespan on combustion engines as many manufacturers are already ditching the motors to focus on electric cars.

Mazda released further details about the futuristic SKYACTIV-X petrol engine, a technological breakthrough that uses compression ignition, in which the fuel-air mixture ignites spontaneously when compressed by the piston, the Express reports.

The Japanese car manufacturer says the engine will launch in 2019 on its new models and deliver twenty to thirty per cent more fuel economy than a standard engine and up to thirty per cent more torque.

“Our resources are limited, so unlike bigger automakers, we don’t have the array of options in which to invest our R&D funds,” said Mazda to Reuters managing executive, Mitsuo Hitomi.

“That’s why we’re betting on this technology.

“We were determined that no matter what, we would develop this engine.”

Mazda believes new, economical combustion engines are more efficient than electric vehicles, and has stated that it wants to slash CO2 emissions produced by its vehicles by ninety per cent of the levels produced in 2010 cars by 2050.

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  1. We must all consider the CO2 emissions (and others) connected with the production of the amount of electricity needed for electric cars and the infrastructure of charging points and the manufacture of the equipment .What is the “footprint” of making the car itself? Maybe the future is in hybrids and not totally electric so such a new efficient engine would be ideal for these cars .

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