30 Jan '18, 4pm

Mazda Says New SkyActive 3 Engines Will Be As Clean As Electric Cars

Mazda Says New SkyActive 3 Engines Will Be As Clean As Electric Cars

The SkyActive 3 engine will be better still. The goal is to improve thermal efficiency by more than 25% over current engines. That would make the new engines 56% efficient and that’s the point at which they become competitive with electric motors, Hitomi says. The comparison to an EV is based on electricity derived from a natural gas-fired generating plant. When computing the well to wheel emissions of a vehicle equipped with a SkyActive 3 engine, Mazda included the emissions associated with the extraction of oil and the refining of gasoline.

Full article: https://gas2.org/2018/01/30/mazda-says-new-skyactive-3-en...

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