The rotary engine used to be the symbol of the Japanese car manufacturer Mazda, but it was finally abandoned due to reasons such as high fuel consumption and low durability. Recently, Mazda finally applied the improved new rotary engine to the new car MX-30 e-Skyactiv R-EV, but it was not used to directly propel the car, but turned into a generator to provide electricity to extend the cruising distance.
The Mazda MX-30 electric vehicle currently on the market has a built-in battery that can only provide a cruising distance of about 200 kilometers, but the new version MX-30 e-Skyactiv R-EV has a built-in battery capacity reduced to 17.8kWh, and the pure electric driving range The distance also dropped to only 85 kilometers. However, the biggest feature of the new version of MX-30 e-Skyactiv R-EV is that it is equipped with an 830cc gasoline direct-injection rotary engine used as a range extender. With a 50-liter fuel tank, it can achieve a cruising distance of 600 kilometers. The 17.8kWh battery is charged at 11-kW, and it can be fully charged from zero in about 1 hour and 40 minutes, while it takes about 25 minutes to charge from 20% to 80% at 36kW.
The MX-30 e-Skyactiv R-EV is driven by a 167-horsepower motor with 260 Newton-meters of torque. It accelerates from 0 to 100 kilometers in 9.1 seconds and has a top speed of 140 kilometers per hour. However, Mazda positions it as a family car. So it’s not touting high performance and acceleration. The new version maintains the consistent body design of the MX-30, including the characteristic double doors. The MX-30 e-Skyactiv R-EV equipped with a rotary engine range extender is already on sale in Europe, priced from 36,080 euros (about 306,000 Hong Kong dollars).
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