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Mazda claims engine ‘breakthrough’ that should worry electric car backers

August 14
13:56 2017

Japanese automaker Mazda said Tuesday it had achieved a breakthrough in old-fashion gasoline engine technology that could make conventional cars a more viable option to electric motors for a longer time.

Days after striking a partnership to collaborate on electric vehicles with bigger and wealthier competitor Toyota, the scrappy engineers at Mazda announced proprietary engine technology that they say is 20% to 30% more efficient than the automaker’s conventional systems.

They plan to deploy the technology, which also boasts improving torque, in models beginning in 2019.

The technological advancement, which Mazda won’t share with other automakers, shows how the global race to meet fuel economy regulations will take multiple forms and could pave the way for consumers to save on transportation.

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