We have been hearing stories about Mazda’s rotary engine comeback for years. We all remember iconic units from the legendary RX series of sports cars. Still, these kinds of engines have been missing for some time and lovers of this technology are eagerly waiting to see its revival. Some of the recent reports suggested that the new engine won’t be coming so soon. This could be true, at least if we are talking about sports cars. Still, in some other form, the new engine will come earlier than we expected.
The new 2019 Mazda rotary engine is coming back as EV range extender. It won’t run your wheels, but important news is that this technology is in use by the Japanese manufacturer, so some sports-car unit could come sooner than most of the experts expected.
2019 Mazda rotary engine coming back as EV range extender details
This engine has plenty of advantages but has disadvantages as well. For this occasion, it could turn out to be an excellent solution. The revival of 2019 Mazda rotary engine coming back as EV range extender should bring many benefits. So, what’s the catch? The thing is that Mazda develops a completely new electric car, which is about come next year. Besides an electric motor, it will also feature a gasoline unit, which will work as a generator. For this case, Mazda engineers have chosen a rotary engine technology.
Still, the new unit will be a little bit different compared to earlier version. Not only it will work as a generator, but it will also have only one rotor. Moreover, it will be horizontally positioned, unlike previous engines of this kind from Mazda that were positioned vertically.
2019 Mazda rotary engine coming back as EV range extender debuts in new model next year
The 2019 Mazda rotary engine coming back as EV range extender will come sooner than we expected. It should come next year, as a standard feature of the new EV model from this Japanese manufacturer. Mazda will skip hybrid technology and offer the completely electrified car. Latest reports suggest it should be a compact car. Still, more precise details are yet to come. Although many expect to see Mazda 3 EV, or something similar, there is also a big chance to see a compact crossover.
In any case, the new EV will ride on the company’s new highly-modular platform, which should be in use for all future Mazda models. The new rotary engine will bring many benefits, primarily in terms of extended range, which is one of the most deciding factors among buyers of electric cars.