Japanese manufacturer Mazda is set to pioneer a new engine technology next year, which will cut fuel use by 30 per cent and go without spark plugs – according to a new report out of Japan.
The technology, dubbed homogenous charge compression ignition, ignites the mix of fuel and air by subjecting them to high pressure which makes combustion more efficient than conventional spark plugs.
In addition to cutting fuel use, this combustion method also reduces emissions.
Meanwhile, the Japanese publication also says the company will commence mass production of electric vehicles by 2019 and plans to offer a plug-in hybrid from 2021, mainly targeting the US and European markets where emissions targets are getting increasingly stringent.
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