Environmental Technology Philosophy
At Mazda we are always working hard to develop environmental technologies which will contribute to an exciting and sustainable future for people, automobiles, and the Earth.
SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY is a blanket term for Mazda's innovative new-generation technologies developed under the company's long-term vision for technology development, Sustainable Zoom-Zoom. The name SKYACTIV reflects Mazda's aim to provide high levels of driving pleasure and outstanding environmental and safety performance in its vehicles.
Idling Stop Technology
Idling stop systems save fuel by automatically shutting down the engine when the vehicle is static and restarting it when the vehicle returns to motion.
Brake Energy Regeneration System
Brake energy regeneration systems convert a vehicle's kinetic energy into electricity as the car decelerates. The electricity is then stored for later use. It can be used to power the headlights, climate control, audio system, or any other electrical equipment.
We undertook development of electric vehicles with the aim of offering all our customers fun-to-drive performance and outstanding environmental and safety performance. The result is the Demio EV which offers both the sporty driving people expect from Mazda and a remarkable driving range of 200 km*.
Mazda's hydrogen rotary engine, based on our unique rotary engine technology but adapted to use hydrogen as its fuel, emits no CO2 and offers superb environmental performance.
Because the rotary engine required only a few design changes to allow it to operate on hydrogen, Mazda was able to build hydrogen-fueled rotary engine vehicles at low cost.
Promoting Vehicle Recycling
Mazda is actively engaged in recycling plastic automobile parts. We focus in particular on recycling bumpers, and have created bumper-to-bumper recycling technology for these large plastic parts. This technology is capable of recycling not only damaged bumpers, but also end-of-life vehicle bumpers to be used as material for new bumpers.is used to recycle damaged bumpers to be reused as material for new bumpers.
Bio-based Engineering Plastic
Bio-based plastic help Mazda to reduce its impact on the environment. At the same time, parts made from dyed bio-based plastics have a higher-quality finish than traditional painted plastics. It is an eco-friendly material suitable for high-design exterior parts.
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