Report: Mazda Working on Rotary Gas/Electric/Hydrogen Hybrid

Mazda has already made an attempt at a gas/electric/hydrogen vehicle with its new 2008 Mazda Tribute Hybrid, which was unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show. Now the company is working on fitting a Mazda5 with a rotary engine that can run on gas or hydrogen but will also have an electric motor with front-wheel drive. “It”s very much in the prototype stage at the moment,” Jeremy Barnes, group manager for product communications at Mazda North American Operations, told reporters at the Detroit Motor Show.

Mazda calls their gas/electric/hydrogen vehicles HEV (Hybrid Electric Vehicle), and will now be combining their rotary engine creating the first vehilce to have a HEV rotary engine.

Source: AutoblogGreen

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