Autonomous Toyota EV Could Use Mazda Rotary Range Extender

By Sam McEachern Mazda has said its rotary engine could be used as a range-extender in a future autonomous Toyota EV.
Speaking to WardsAuto in Detroit, Mazda North America’s president and CEO, Masahiro Moro, said the rotary engine has been under continuous development within Mazda. The company teamed up with Toyota on its e-Pallete concept for CES 2018, which is essentially a self-driving, fully autonomous electric mobility pod, and says the rotary could be used on a production version of the vehicle to boost its overall range.
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“Well, (the) rotary engine is our heart-line,” Moro said. “I

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