13 Feb '18, 9pm

Mazda, an EV-Laggard, Moves Closer to Electrification #Mazda #automaker #electricvehicles #EVs

Mazda developed its Mazda2 RE Range Extender prototype in 2013. While most automakers are developing multiple hybrids and EVs, Mazda has mostly remained on the sidelines when it comes to battery-powered vehicles. The company’s executives have insisted that its small, efficient gasoline engines provide all the necessary fuel-economy—and that future research and development should be aimed at wringing additional efficiency from internal combustion technology. However, in recent weeks, Masahiro Moro, chief executive of Mazda North America, hinted that the Japanese automaker will produce a plug-in hybrid or EV by about 2020. It’s important to recognize that internal combustion and electrification are not mutually exclusive—because plug-in hybrids sell in nearly equal numbers to pure EVs. Dave Coleman, manager of vehicle dynamics engineering for Mazda North America, recently ex...

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