By Jon LeSage Mazda will be the first-ever automaker to commercialize a gasoline engine with compression ignition, making it 20 to 30 percent more fuel efficient than Mazda cars equipped with the Skyactiv system.
Mazda Motor Corp. yesterday released its Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030, which outlines phase two of a corporate campaign supporting a sustainable planet. It includes a “well-to-wheel” strategy for corporate carbon dioxide reduction, efficient vehicle technologies, and a commitment to roll out electric vehicles.
The next-generation engine, called Skyactiv-X, will be released in 2019. It’s compression ignition will make sure the fuel-air mixture ignites spontaneously when compressed by the piston.
The company said it
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