• Audi working on a rotary/wankel motor, with Mazda?

      Mazda is really the only company that uses the rotary motor. It seems Mazda is preparing a rotary for the RX7 or RX8 successor. The difficulty is in getting the rotary to pass emissions. Audi developed a clean rotary in the Audi A1 E-tron concept and Mazda is having informal talks with Audi about the motor. The difference is, Audi made a small rotary used as a generator to power an electric motor. Is Mazda going down the same route? We hope not, as we want the wankel to be powering the rear wheels, not a battery.





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      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        Why no one focus on how to turn Pollutant gases into good gases or something like that? Car makers spend millions to find a way to lower emissions, instead of that they can spend that big amount of money in researches to find a solution to turn CO2 into O2 and C (Sorry I never presented in chemistry classes during school time).

        It's hard, but with it's achievable.
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
        Why no one focus on how to turn Pollutant gases into good gases or something like that? Car makers spend millions to find a way to lower emissions, instead of that they can spend that big amount of money in researches to find a solution to turn CO2 into O2 and C (Sorry I never presented in chemistry classes during school time).

        It's hard, but with it's achievable.
        I understand what you are saying but that is science fiction right now. They will continue to evolve the motors and get better with using electricity. This is an interesting setup...