While it will take about 5 years, Mazda has confirmed that it will indeed put its hydrogen-powered rotary engine into mass production. According to AutoCar, who spoke with the CEO of Mazda Europe James Muir, Mazda will in fact produce an RX-7 powered by a hydrogen rotary engine.
Mazda is currently running a fleet of 30 hydrogen-powered RX8s that can travel a range of 124 miles. Why will it take 5-years? Muir says that hydrogen available as an everyday fuel source still remains a big challenger for Mazda.
Mazda, which uses gas rather than liquid form, says it”s definitely possible that future Mazda models powered by hydrogen could be dual-fuel.