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Toyota, Mazda, Subaru Agree Carbon Is ‘Enemy' with Internal Combustion Engine Announcement

Toyota, Mazda and Subaru announced a new technological effort to create new internal combustion engines and ways to use them in the...

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Mazda’s Revived Rotary Engine Starts Production

Mazda, the automaker with the longest and richest history of using the Wankel rotary engine announced on June 22, 2023 that it resumed mass production of rotary engines for a new variant...

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Keeping Combustion in the Conversation

The signals are everywhere that the days are numbered for internal-combustion engines (ICE) for passenger vehicles. Volkswagen CEO Ralph Brandsteatter told a German magazine in early 2021 that VW...

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Energy

Extending a Wankel Future on Hydrogen Fuel

Could the Wankel rotary engine have a major future as a hydrogen-fueled, zero-emissions range-extender engine? Alternative fuel cells are still under development and there are technical hurdles...

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Automotive

A Brief History of Chevrolet Corvette Concepts

In the Spring of 1957, while pondering the demise of Chevrolet’s Corvette Super Sports racer at Sebring’s 12-hour endurance race, legendary Corvette godfather Zora Arkus-Duntov...

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Powering Back to the Future

Credit Leonardo DaVinci for creating what many historians believe was the first depiction of a self-powered vehicle. It was powered by springs. And in the centuries since then, engineers have found...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Mazda Details Electrification Strategy, Confirms Rotary Engine’s Return

In an announcement from Japan this week, Mazda—one of the few established automakers to articulate a comprehensive longterm commitment to hybridization or...

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Send in Yamaguchi!

Ted Klaus is not given to hyperbole. So when the Chief Engineer of Honda’s 2017 NSX says something is “the best,” he means it. And that’s how Klaus described hearing Jack Yamaguchi’s first impressions of the...

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