The RX-8 Hydrogen RE is an example of Mazda's sustainable strategy of developing technologies that have less of an impact on the environment, and still provide driving enjoyment and safety. Mazda is the only carmaker in the world to mass produce the Renesis rotary engine. Not only does its unique architecture make it better suited to combusting hydrogen than a piston engine, it is relatively easy to convert. The RX-8 Hydrogen RE is also dual-fuel and allows the driver to switch between petrol when need be, and hydrogen where available.
"Participation in the HyNor project marks our advancement to the next stage", says Akihiro Kashiwagi, Mazda Program Manager in charge of hydrogen RE development. "We are pleased to be a part of the establishment of a society based on hydrogen energy in Norway. Mazda plans to use the wealth of data and experience that will result from this project for the further development of hydrogen vehicles".