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Mazda will resurrect the rotary engine as an EV range-extender


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Many Mazda fans shed a tear when the brand’s beloved rotary engine finally went out of production at the end of the RX-8’s lifespan in 2012. The Wankel drought is finally coming to a close, however, as Mazda’s VP of European sales and customer service Martijn ten Brink recently confirmed to ZeraAuto.nl that the engine will be making a comeback in 2019. The catch? It’ll be used as range-extender in upcoming EV—sorry, sports car fans.


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