The Auto Prophet
A blog (mostly) about the auto industry, by an engineer who works in it.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Return Of The Rotary?
Mazda recently killed off its consumer market rotary offering, the RX-8, but according to
, Mazda may use a rotary engine as a range extender in a hybrid electric application.
The neat thing about using a rotary (or any other) engine as a range extender, is that you can optimize the engine for electricity generation duty, and run them at a more efficient operating point.
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