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Old 10th August 2017, 08:16 AM
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Default Mazda Skyactive-X compression ignition petrol

Maybe a bit late to the game but the next step in ICE seems to have arrived. There is potential for a 63g/km and 100mpg car in a Mazda 2 but with petrol and not diesel.

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/car-new...ne-due-in-2019
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Old 10th August 2017, 09:05 AM
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Maybe a bit late to the game but the next step in ICE seems to have arrived. There is potential for a 63g/km and 100mpg car in a Mazda 2 but with petrol and not diesel.

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/car-new...ne-due-in-2019
Too little, too late - we're close to the tipping point against ICE cars, as reflected in VAG recent R&D announcement on EV development. This Mazda would've been in the works before that point, but I can't see there being many more ICE R&D ideas coming to fruition from now on.
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Internal combustion is not dead yet!
There's plenty of emissions targets still to fulfill which will lead to engine improvements.

Skyactiv is already a great technology which I can't understand why more manufacturers haven't adopted similar technology (14:1 compression with direct injection). Other engine development leaders turbocharge I suppose...

Skyactiv X is an interesting technology if it works on a mass production scale. Cleaner emissions than diesel with similar fuel consumption... Renders diesel obsolete, at least in cars...


It's only some Europe and some Asian countries who have announced zero emission target dates so far.
Australia hasn't - range issues, and a bit of bloody mindedness
America hasn't - ignorance and range issues if they actually considered it. Ironically, some States are ahead of their federal government in zero emission targets.
The majority of countries looking at EV targets will allow hybrid technology even in 2050. Technology itself will probably trump them by then anyway.

The Pommie imaginary ambition of "no internal combustion vehicles on the road by 2050" is unrealistic in regards to classic cars. Finding fuel for them may be an issue however, if all service stations convert to charging stations.
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