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2009/12/01


Mazda Delivers Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid to Yamaguchi Prefectural Government

HIROSHIMA, Japan—Mazda Motor Corporation today delivered one Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid vehicle to the Yamaguchi prefectural government in western Japan. Mazda’s Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid features a unique hybrid system and a hydrogen rotary engine (RE) that burns hydrogen as a fuel.

 

Mazda has now delivered four hydrogen hybrid vehicles to fleet customers. One unit was leased to Iwatani Corporation in May 2009, followed by one unit each leased to the City of Hiroshima and Hiroshima Prefecture in September 2009. The Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid leased to Yamaguchi Prefecture will be used at environmental events and in daily operations.

 

The Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid uses a unique hybrid system with power delivered to the vehicle’s wheels by an electric motor. This powertrain substantially enhances the driving performance and boosts the hydrogen fuel driving range to 200 kilometers, twice the range of Mazda’s previous hydrogen vehicle, the RX-8 Hydrogen RE. The Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid can run on gasoline as well as hydrogen thanks to a dual-fuel system that was developed for the RX-8 Hydrogen RE.

 

Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid (delivered to Yamaguchi Prefecture)
Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid (delivered to Yamaguchi Prefecture)

 

Based on its long-term vision for technology development, Sustainable Zoom-Zoom, Mazda is committed to pursuing harmony between driving pleasure and environmental and safety features. Mazda constantly strives to offer vehicles that “look inviting to drive, are fun to drive, and make you want to drive them again.”

 

Main specifications of the Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid

Base model Mazda Premacy
Overall length 4565 mm
Overall width 1745 mm
Overall height 1620 mm
Base engine Mazda Hydrogen rotary engine (with a dual-fuel system)
Motor Alternating current synchronous motor
Maximum output   110 kW
Generator Alternating current synchronous generator
Battery Lithium ion (Li-ion)
Seating capacity Five
Fuel Hydrogen and gasoline
Fuel tank 35 MPa high-pressure tank for hydrogen gas and a gasoline tank

 

History of Mazda’s hydrogen vehicle development

1991   Developed first hydrogen rotary engine vehicle, the HR-X
1992 Conducted test drive of a golf cart equipped with a fuel cell
1993 Developed second hydrogen rotary engine vehicle, the HR-X2
Developed MX-5 test vehicle equipped with a hydrogen rotary engine
1995 Conducted Japan’s first public road tests of a hydrogen rotary engine vehicle, the Capella Cargo.
1997 Developed the Demio FC-EV
2001 Developed the Premacy FC-EV, conducted first public road test in Japan
2003 Announced RX-8 hydrogen rotary engine development
2004 Received MLIT approval for public road testing of the RX-8 Hydrogen RE
2006 Started commercial leasing of the RX-8 Hydrogen RE in Japan (eight units have been delivered to date)
2007 Signed an agreement to provide RX-8 Hydrogen REs to HyNor, a Norwegian national transportation project
2008 Commenced public road tests in Norway with a RX-8 Hydrogen RE validation vehicle
2009 Commenced commercial leasing of the Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid in Japan

 

For more information on the Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid, please visit:
 http://www.mazda.com/mazdaspirit/env/hybrid/premacy_hre.html

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