The Leading News & Information Service For The Facilities, Workplace & Built Environment Community

Zoom-Zoom Boom-Boom

11 August 2017 | Updated 01 January 1970

The Mazda Motor Corporation has announced (week ending Aug 11 its vision for technology development that looks ahead to the year 2030.

Under the heading (first used in 2007) 'Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030,'  the company disclosed plans to introduce an engine called SkyActiv-X in 2019. SkyActiv-X will be the world's first commercial gasoline engine to use compression ignition.


Mazda's approach

The car firm intends to measures for carbon dioxide considering emissions over a vehicle's entire life cycle - aiming to reduce emissions to 50 per cent of 2010 levels by 2030 and to achieve a 90 per cent reduction by 2050. This will be done by prioritising efficiency improvements.

So at this time, rather, Mazda continues in its aim to perfect the internal combustion engine, which it claims will help power the majority of cars worldwide for many years to come and can therefore make the greatest contribution to reducing carbon dioxide emissions and combine the results with effective electrification technologies

As a sales policy, from 2019, Mazda will start introducing electric vehicles and other electric drive technologies in regions that use a high ratio of clean energy for power generation or restrict certain vehicles to reduce air pollution



In another area, Mazda has committed to develop more safety technologies under the Mazda Proactive Safety philosophy, working toward the goal of eliminating traffic accidents via safety fundamentals, such as correct driving position, pedal layout and good visibility.


SkyActiv-X next-generation engine

SkyActiv-X is the world's first commercial gasoline engine to use compression ignition, in which the fuel-air mixture ignites spontaneously when compressed by the piston - maximizing the zone in which compression ignition is possible and achieving a seamless transition between compression ignition and spark ignition. A supercharger is also fitted to improve fuel economy. Burn is 20-20 times better and overall, torque is improved by 10-30 per cent over Mazda's current engines.

Article written by Robin Snow | Published 11 August 2017


Related Articles

First Ammonia Semi-Truck Competes with EV Fleets

Amogy, a pioneer of emission-free, energy-dense ammonia power solutions, has announced the successful testing of the first-ever ammonia-powered, zero-emission semi-truck....

 Read Full Article
Hydrogen Vehicles – EV Killers?

A new study from Juniper Research has found the number of hydrogen vehicles in service globally will exceed one million in 2027, from just over 60,000 in 2022...

 Read Full Article
UK Leads in the Future of Post-EV Technology

The UK’s Transportation and Storage sector is now the eighth-fastest growing sector in the country and the second-ranked sector for business growth in the past...

 Read Full Article
EV Demand Drives Progress

The growing versatility of EV fleets and the imminent introduction of airborne variants are pushing infrastructure and technology to new limits. The UK automotive...

 Read Full Article
Energy Transitions – Battery Energy Storage Systems

Matthew Lumsden, CEO of Connected Energy, answers some of the questions he is asked most often about the implication of installing EV chargers. In a new regular...

 Read Full Article
Mitie Hits EV Target Ahead of Schedule

Mitie, the UK’s leading facilities management company, has accelerated past its target to convert 30 per cent of its fleet to zero-emission electric vehicles...

 Read Full Article
Grants Support EV for Manchester Clean Air Zone

With the Greater Manchester Clean Air Zone launching in May 2022, the shift to clean taxis and other vehicles such as vans is being supported by a range of...

 Read Full Article
UK's First E-Bike Lease Scheme Launches at COP26

The UK’s first product that enables employers to offer leased, zero-emission E-Bikes to their staff has been unveiled at COP26. Initially offered through a group...

 Read Full Article
Why is Dundee A Model EV City?

Dundee City Council in Scotland features one of the most electric-powered fleets in the UK, and has encouraged businesses and individuals to switch to EV. How has their...

 Read Full Article
Record Order for Volvo Electric Trucks

Volvo Trucks has received an order for 100 Volvo FM Electric trucks from DFDS, Northern Europe's largest shipping and logistics company. The deal is the largest...

 Read Full Article