Mazda commits to all-electric and hybrid cars by 2030

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Mazda Mazda is reportedly to make fully electric or hybrid cars by 2030. This move follows similar ones from other car manufacturers such as Volvo and Maserati in a bid to improve air quality. In addition to this the fleeting reputation of diesel cars has turbocharged the push towards zero-emissions travel. Electric models will be used by the Japanese automaker in all its cars by 2030 including on petrol-hybrid cars. “The majority of cars will feature electric drive technology, in combination with (a) combustion engine,” Mazda spokeswoman Nao Nohmi told CNNMoney. READ…

The Electric Cars at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show: What To Expect

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The new season of international auto shows kicks off in Frankfurt next week. While big industry car shows are often more about sending a message than revealing actual production plans, the Frankfurt event looks promising for EV fans. There will be a few unveilings of refreshed electric car models offering new designs and features—as well as pre-production vehicles showing progress toward market introduction in the next couple of years. And of course, we can expect a few helpings of eye-candy in the form of way-out fantastical electric concepts with advanced…

MAZDA PATENTS BITURBO ELECTRIC SUPERCHARGER ENGINE

Mazda making all sorts of headlines at the moment. The latest is a pretty radical engine design that involves twincharging. Coming after its announcement to develop a sparkless engine, Mazda has filed a patent application for another lease of life for the internal combustion engine. Basically it’s a conventional engine that uses two turbochargers and an electric supercharger. The supercharger builds pressure in the low end of the rev range, which eliminates turbo lag, while the turbos come on song in the higher RPM to offer more power and efficiency. We already know…

Mazda and Toyota to create joint-venture to develop electric vehicles and build US factory

Mazda and Toyota, arguably the two major automakers least invested in electric vehicles, are working on a new joint-venture to develop electric cars. There’s been a lot of consolidation in the auto industry over the years, but the interesting aspect of this case is that surviving the electric car revolution in the industry is at least partly the reason behind it. pan’s Nikkei reported on the new partnership in the work this week: “As electrification and development competition transform the auto industry, Toyota is casting lines in all directions to stay afloat. Toyota and Mazda look…