The rotary engine
is intended to allow for customisable options for Toyota's e-Palette autonomous vehicle.
Over the years, the rotary engine
has come to symbolize Mazda's creativity and tireless endeavor in the face of difficult challenges.
The company says it will continue its research and development on rotary engines
, indicating that cars with such engines might hit the market again in the future.
In the early 1960s, Mazda launched its first passenger car models and began developing rotary engines
However, in a rotary engine
, the intake, combustion, and exhaust chambers are separate from one another.
The flipside is that it is horrendously thirsty and not every local garage knows how to service a rotary engine
so it can be expensive to run.
The Wankel rotary engine
is the most known rotary heat engine, patented in 1954 by Felix Wankel.
In 1977 NSU was phased out, but the rotary engine
lives on with Mazda which has developed it into an amazing performance engine.
According to Mazda, the RX-8 Hydrogen RE cars are equipped with a rotary engine
and feature a dual-fuel system that allows the driver to toggle a switch to select either hydrogen or gasoline fuel.
Mazda will continue its efforts to improve the performance of hydrogen-fueled rotary engine
vehicles and do its part to help achieve a more environmentally friendly hydrogen energy society in the future,'' RX-8 Hydrogen RE development program manager Akihiro Kashiwagi said in a press release.
Mazda made its name in America in the early 1970s with a Wankel rotary engine
propelling most of its cars.
announced last week they have begun testing their lightweight Rand Cam rotary engine
for use in hybrid electric vehicles and portable generators.
The rotary engine
was developed at the beginning of the 20th century, and used in small aircraft.
It is 50 years since the German inventor Felix Wankel revealed his rotary engine
, a concept which was fully embraced by the research and development centre of Mazda at the beginning of the Sixties.