Aboutthis in an interview with the automotive press has told the Vice-President of Mazda Motor Europe sales Martin ten brink. According to him, the new electric car the size will be comparable to the Mazda 3 and the next generation will share a platform.
While petrol “rotor” which rotates only the generator to recharge the batteries will be offered as an option – previously such an idea was implemented “green” hatchback BMW i3 (Range Extender is only there based on a two-cylinder reciprocating engine).
Martin ten brink reported that the miniature motor Wankel-size “Shoe box”, with auxiliary equipment and cooling system — “as the two boxes”. The debut of the new electric vehicle, built on the “cart” Small Car Small Car Platform developed under the next Mazda 2, 3 and CX-3, will take place in early 2019.
Rotary engine Mazda RE13B
Next rotary engine will also appear in the larger “format” — it will be a turbocharged unit with a displacement of 1.6 liters, which will be installed on the coupe with the supposed name RX-9.
Mazda will bring to Frankfurt the revolutionary motor