Mazda pitches Skyactiv-3 engine tech to rival EV
Automaker Mazda has announced that the company is in the development stages of creating a gas engine that, overall, is just as clean as an electric engine. The “overall” factor comes into play when the supply chain energy expenditure is added to the overall “cleanliness” of the engine. The name of the technology is called “Skyactiv-3”, which means that one could assume that this is not the only clean engine the company is developing. The second generation clean gasoline engine, Skyactiv-X is being debuted in the 2019 model year.
The engine uses what Mazda is calling Spark Controlled Compression Ignition technology that creates greater fuel economy while reducing total emissions. This is done by reducing thermal emissions and, if Mazda can reduce these emissions by another 26% than the Skyactiv-X, the emissions level will be comparable to the electric EV engine.
The company also believes that it can reduce the carbon emissions of the engine by another 25%, which would make this far cleaner than just about any electric motor out there. Those are a lot of “ifs” but the numbers are definitely not out of reach. It is apparent that Mazda is rather serious about this technology and it should only be a matter of time before the results are in. Rivaling the EV is not something that most car enthusiasts had thought to be impossible this soon but Mazda has proven the world wrong before, so betting against them may prove to be futile. Mazda certainly agrees with that sentiment.