Mazda Develops Engine That Is up to 30 Percent More Fuel Efficient

  • Mazda Develops Engine That Is up to 30 Percent More Fuel Efficient

Mazda Develops Engine That Is up to 30 Percent More Fuel Efficient

Spark Controlled Compression Ignition, as Mazda calls its proprietary system, works because it behaves more like a traditional gasoline engine despite the diesel-like technology and having a supercharger to boost power, the company said.

Mazda Motor Corp said it would become the world's first automaker to commercialise a much more efficient petrol engine using technology that deep-pocketed rivals have been trying to engineer for decades, a twist in an industry increasingly going electric.

Mazda said it will start selling cars with the new engine from 2019. Recently, Volvo announced that the company will phase out gasoline and diesel engines from its vehicles as early as 2019.

Compared with Mazda's 2008 engine that had the same displacement, the new motor promises a whopping 35-45 percent more efficiency.

We know there is a vocal population who would like to see OEMs like Mazda give up development of new internal combustion engine technology altogether, focusing instead on fully switching over to battery electric vehicles. It's compression ignition will make sure the fuel-air mixture ignites spontaneously when compressed by the piston.

Mazda say that the engine combines the advantages of both petrol and diesel cars to improve efficiency. In other words, it's a homogenous charge compression ignition engine sometimes, but it seamlessly changes over to a regular spark-ignition engine under certain engine operating conditions. Mazda will call the technology SkyActiv-X, and its long-range plan "Sustainble Zoom-Zoom 2030".

It said the compression ignition engine was up to 30% more fuel-efficient than its current engines. According to Mazda's release, the engine will also be supercharged.

One of the world's largest automotive firms has hailed a technological breakthrough for the petrol engine, in an engineering twist for an industry racing to embrace the electric vehicle.

This concept essentially achieves internal combustion through compression alone, without the need for spark plugs.

The auto giant also said that it aimed to cut emissions emanating from its production facilities as well as products to 50 per cent of 2010 levels by 2030 and 90 per cent by 2050.

Japanese automaker Mazda has announced that it will be bringing a new super-efficient gasoline engine to market.