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Old 12-20-2013, 12:00 AM   #1
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Default Range extender prototype hybrid unveiled in Japan

Rotary Range extender Photos from Furukawa-San from the RX-7 Magazine of Japan.


Mazda Hybrid Range Extender RE. 330cc single rotor 20kW/4500rpm.


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December 19, 2013 - 5:12 pm ET YOKOHAMA, Japan -- Mazda Motor Corp. has given a new lease on life to its rotary engine in the form of a Mazda2 hatchback reconfigured as an extended-range hybrid.
The prototype runs as an electric vehicle, with an electric motor powering the wheels. But it also gets a gasoline-powered 0.33-liter rotary engine in the rear that generates power to recharge the car’s lithium ion battery when the charge runs low.
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Old 12-20-2013, 09:36 AM   #2
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short vid here: http://youtu.be/GR2lvUnr3yg

peripheral intake with side exhaust and slightly relocated side seals...
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Old 12-22-2013, 07:48 PM   #3
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short vid here: http://youtu.be/GR2lvUnr3yg

peripheral intake with side exhaust and slightly relocated side seals...
Interesting the went pp intake, but kept the side exhaust ports. Here's another vid

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-HfVhTh6jE
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Old 12-29-2013, 08:37 PM   #4
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I hope they make these.....I'll just wait until the first one makes it to a junk yard, buy the mini-rotor block and go get 5 more rotors and give PPRE a call for a 6 rotor!!! Haha.
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