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 Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen RE
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The use of a dual fuel system enables the RX-8 Hydrogen RE to be driven on both hydrogen and gasoline. This highly convenient system allows care-free driving in areas without hydrogen stations and other necessary infrastructure. When driven on hydrogen, the vehicle produces zero CO2 emissions, and generates virtually no NOx. In addition to its excellent environmental performance, the vehicle has the natural driving feel typical of an internal combustion engine. The fact that the RX-8 Hydrogen RE can use existing engine parts and production facilities means that it has practical, low-cost applications. It is an environmentally friendly, highly reliable vehicle.
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Year manufactured:2006
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Manufacturer:Mazda Motor Corporation (3-1, Shinchi, Fuchu-cho, Aki-gun, Hiroshima 730-86)
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Classification:-
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Current status:Commercially available (for lease)
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Vehicle name / Manufacture
Vehicle name:Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen RE
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Model name:-
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Company name:Mazda Motor Corporation
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Year manufactured:2006
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Designed by:-
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Collaboration:-
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Vehicle type/usage:Passenger car
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Model / Weight
Style:Box type
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Number of doors:4
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Passenger capacity:4
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Vehicle weight:1460 kg
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Body / Size
Structure:Monocoque
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Bumpers:Provided
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Step:None
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Overall length:4435 mm
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Overall width:1770 mm
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Overall height:1340 mm
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Headlamp type:Discharge headlamps
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Tire size:225/55R16
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Features:-
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Body / Axle / Driving / Others
Frame:-
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Front axle:Double wishbone
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Rear axle:Multi link
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Wheelbase:2700 mm
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Front tread x rear tread:1500 mm×1505 mm
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Vehicle height adjustment:None
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Steering:Rack and pinion type
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Main braking system:Ventilated disc
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Parking brake:Mechanical wheel brake type
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Dampers:Cylinder double-acting type
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Stabilizer:Torsion bar type
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Driving stability devices:ABS
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Features:-
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Engine / Size / Power
Engine name:RENESIS hydrogen rotary engine (dual fuel system)
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Cooling/cylinder arrangement:Water-cooled/inline dual rotor vertically mounted
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Valve train:None
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Carburetor:Electronic fuel injection
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Bore x stroke:240.0×180.0×80.0 (rotary) mm
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Displacement:654 cc× 2
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Ignition system:Full transistor type, battery ignition
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Max. power/r.p.m.:Hydrogen: 80 kW (109 ps)
Gasoline: 154 kW (210 ps)/7200 rpm
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Max. torque/r.p.m.:Hydrogen: 140 Nm (14.3 kgm)
Gasoline: 222 Nm (22.6 kgm)/5000 rpm
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Exhaust emissions treatment:Three-way catalyst (monolithic)
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Supercharger:None
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Variable ignition system:None
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Fuel tank capacity:Hydrogen: 110 L/35 MPa high pressure hydrogen tank/ gasoline: 61 L
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Fetures:Driving range (10.15 mode): hydrogen = 100 km; gasoline = 549 km
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Hybrid
Hybrid system type:None
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Drive-train
Transmission:4AT
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Drive system:FR
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Performance
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Reference materials:Mazda Technical Review, No. 24
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Vehicle introduction:The RX-8 Hydrogen RE has a dual fuel hydrogen rotary engine that allows the driver to choose between hydrogen or gasoline modes at the driver's seat.
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