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    Report: Will Mazda sell diesel hybrids in Japan in 2016?
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    Could the "Zoom Zoom" automaker start making hybrids that go "glug glug glug"? Mazda, known for its fuel-efficient Skyactiv engine line, will be the first Japanese automaker to make a diesel-hybrid vehicle for Japan and Europe. According to the Yomiuri Shimbun, Mazda may start making its ...

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    Video: Electric Miata smokes Tesla Model S at the track
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    Yes, folks, you read that headline right. A souped up battery-electric version of a Mazda Miata took down a Tesla Model S on a quarter-mile drag strip. And it wasn't even close. Road Test TV was kind enough to post a video of a forest-green Miata (and its very stoked driver) doing a quarter-mile ...

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    Recharge Wrap-up: BYD sales surge, new Mazda MX-5, plug-in VW Passat
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    BYD has enjoyed a tremendous leap in sales since last year, according to Want China Times. Sales from January to April were ten times that of the same period last year, with much of the credit going to government subsidies for clean cars. BYD claims, though, that battery production is limiting ...

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    Official: Mazda says 83 percent of new cars bear Skyactiv moniker
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    Mazda's US sales are down a little bit but the company's fuel economy is almost assuredly up. That's because its fuel-saving Skyactiv drivetrain technology is essentially taking over US vehicles sales. To the tune of about five out of every six vehicles sold, at least. While the Japanese ...

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    Official: EPA says Mazda's 27.5 mpg average makes it most fuel-efficient automaker in US
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    Zoom-Zoom, indeed. Toyota may be the world's biggest maker of hybrids and Nissan may be making big strides on the plug-in front with increased sales of its Nissan Leaf electric vehicle, but it's Japanese automaker Mazda that has once again topped the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) list ...

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    Video: Assault & Battery guilty of breaking 1/4-mile drag racing record
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    In the case of "Assault & Battery" versus the Royal Purple Raceway, we find the defendant guilty of the breaking the record for the quickest quarter-mile in a door-slamming electric vehicle. Owned and operated by one Mr. John Metric – who just happens to be the current president of the ...

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    Official: Mazda will build $286-million Skyactiv transmission plant in Thailand
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    Mazda has some good news for a Thailand auto industry rebounding from floods that crippled production less than three years ago. The automaker will build a 26 billion yen ($286 million) factory in the country's Chonburi Province that will be used strictly to build Mazda's SkyActiv ...

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    DC AUTO SHOW: Mazda Skyactiv wins inaugural Green Car Technology Award in DC
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    At previous Washington Auto Shows, Green Car Journal has handed out what it called the Green Car Vision award to honor green vehicles that were not yet on the market. Vehicles like the Ford C-Max Energi, Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt were all winners there. Now that the market has a fair number ...

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    2013 Green Car of the Year finalists announced [w/poll]
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    Ladies and Gentlemen, your finalists for the 2013 Green Car of the Year: the Dodge Dart Aero, Ford C-Max and Fusion, Mazda CX-5 and Toyota Prius C. The list runs the gamut of fuel-efficient powertrains, from hybrids and plug-ins to high-mileage gas burners. The Fords, for example, make the list in ...

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    Official: Mazda using wind turbine Electric Double Layer Capacitors to improve fuel efficiency
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    The idea of boosting vehicle fuel economy by using windmill components might sound a little Quixotic, but here goes. Mazda is working on a new braking system called i-ELOOP. It captures energy from the vehicle's inertia and produces an electric charge from the alternator just as the driver lets ...

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    Mazda's SkyActiv technology driving hefty weight loss goal
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    You may have noticed that Mazda hasn't released a lineup of electric vehicles, hybrids and alternative fuel vehicles. So, how will the automaker reach the demanding 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025 federal mandate? By going lightweight and utilizing its Skyactiv technology. As part of its Skyactiv ...

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    Official: Mazda Demio EV leasing begins in Japan in October
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    Looks like Mazda is going to do some "Zoom Zoom" of the quieter variety. The company will start leasing the Demio EV in Japan in October, as the Japanese automaker takes slow steps towards electric-drive-vehicle availability. The battery-electric version of the Demio, which sells as the Mazda2 ...

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    Official: Mazda doubles Skyactiv engine capacity
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    We've grown quite fond of Mazda's new Skyactiv engine range, and apparently, we aren't the only ones. High demand for these engines has caused Mazda to double its production of both the gasoline and diesel versions, and starting in October, the automaker will produce 800,000 of these efficient ...

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    Motorsports: Mazda Skyactiv-D diesel to power Dempsey Racing LMP2 challenger at Le Mans
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    The Grand AM GX class isn't the only place where Mazda will be running its 2.2-liter turbocharged Skyactiv-D four-cylinder diesel next year: it will power the LMP2 contender fielded by Dempsey Racing, a team co-owned by actor Patrick Dempsey. Mazda will also provide the engine to other teams ...

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    Report: Mazda5 plug-in microvan will get hydrogen range extender
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    All right, see if you can follow this one. Once upon a time, Mazda decided to put out a hydrogen-powered version of its RX-8 sports car. Then, the company started deliveries of its Premacy (it's the Mazda5 here in the states) Hydrogen RE Hybrid – i.e., a hydrogen-powered engine paired with ...

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    Official: Mazda to run Skyactiv-D diesel engine in 2013 Grand Am GX class
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    Race teams in the Grand Am GX class can now get their hands on a new diesel powerplant. Mazda has announced the company will supply the new Skyactiv-D for the 2013 season. The race engines will use a stock 2.2-liter block with a two-stage turbo, just like the production version. Redline sits at a ...

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    Report: Mazda skewers EV technology with overseas CX-5 launch
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    Mazda recently may have made the coolest car commercial in history by backing its pitch for SkyActiv technology with Bo Diddley's "Road Runner" (see here), so we're leaning toward forgiving them for this one. The Japanese automaker, as part of the international marketing launch of its CX-5 ...

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    Official: Mazda says CX-5 is the first to use all Skyactiv features
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    Mazda is pitching its CX-5 compact crossover as its first model to use all of its Skyactiv fuel-saving technologies, including fuel-saving improvements to its engine, transmission, body and chassis (details on all that here). Mazda, which started selling the model in the U.S. last month, said ...

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    Report: Mazda working on multiple rotary engines, has no plans for SkyActiv V6
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    The minds at Car and Driver recently took a moment to speak with Robert Davis, senior vice president of Mazda U.S. operations, about the automaker's plans for the future. According to Davis, the rotary engine will continue to play a role in the company's products moving forward, with engineers ...

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    Report: Diesel-powered Mazda CX-5s beating gas versions 3-1 in Japan
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    Most people who follow the auto industry know that diesels are popular in Europe – and more and more so in the U.S. – but it appears Mazda underestimated how many people in Japan want an oil burner. According to the Nikkei, Mazda expected to sell just 1,000 CX-5s a month in Japan, but ...

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