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Mazda is not following into the rush to introduce and electric powered vehicles, Jeremy Thomson, Managing Mazda UK.

Instead of pushing with the expensive new technology, through its new Skyactiv initiative has to refine existing petrol and engine technology to make emissions and fuel savings harnessing electric power.

“We this is the right way forward, he “Why move to new technology inefficient old technology as a starting

The benefits of this approach are customers gain from savings sooner than would with electric of systems, it is a cheaper route to for customers and overall it will much more significant and it does not rely on new scarce infrastructures.

Mazda UK PR director Fudge said their of existing internal combustion were under their programme with the first new coming to market in 2012.

“In ways this is probably the important jump in six generations of and something which is important for globally in environmental terms. We are not it just because we can but we have a reason and people in future appreciate the sense of Skyactiv.

Mazda pioneered and persevered the rotary engine and Miller engine and has further plans for but it is more conventional internal engines which will see the change under Skyactiv.

combustion engines are over a old in concept but despite the various made in that time the power unit is still producing about 30% of the energy it generate.

Taking engines of 2008 as a the Skyactiv engineers believe can slash CO2 emissions by 25% and fuel by 30% by 2015.


Mr Fudge added there were a number of the engineers had taken and would to develop, but they had seen improvements by reducing compression in diesel engines and substantially it in petrol engines, in fact to a ratio than even an F1 was working.

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Reducing stresses, lightening and utilizing advanced engine including stop/start technology key to the achievements and aims of the programme, he A new type of automatic transmission save 15% on weight and be 7% more efficient in future.

The use of high steels, some 50% more currently incorporated, will significant weight savings in design of around 8% and lighter front and rear suspension will save another 15% in sapping weight.

Altogether, the of Mazda is to set a standard of successive being 100kg lighter those replaced.

It is with these savings in the bag Mazda will then at the best electric and hybrid and this delay will produce a natural time for this newest technology to be refined and applied by Mazda.

Mr said the first generation of technology will appear on the CX 5 in 2012 and this will be a SUV with a 180bhp 2.2 diesel which produces 120gkm and is of returning 70mpg.

“This is a technology which works, is for the environment and does not affect the of driving, which is a key element of philosophy, he added.

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