The incentives will probably run out some time in 2019 just about the time Mazda brings out their HCCI models. These will be cars with existing worldwide refueling infrastructure, fairly modest price tags, tremendous mileage and no gigantic, expensive "replacement batteries."Tesla isn't challenged by hcci, it's the loss of government incentives is what they worry about.
Let's not forget, some of the big boys simply buy up smaller, smarter and less bloated little guys that don't have some genius boss dictating bad ideas downstream.Mazda's new engine has a combo of spark ignition and diesel compression ignition and a 'smart' transition between the two.
I guess we will see about that. I'm not believing little Mazda got ahead of the big auto makers.
They did manage to produce some Wankels which people enjoyed blowing up under warranty.
hcci almost seems like a step 100 years backwards in technology, but mazda has been floating rumors of 70mpg for its mazda 3.
how does it seem backwards? The technology needed to make it work is very much modern and something that the tech of 100 years ago couldn't possibly come close to.
because it was invented before the use of spark plugs.
Car manufacturers did not stop using the wheel for a century before a Japanese manufacturer decided to attempt using it again, so I do not understand your analogy at all.so was the wheel, what's your point?
Dude, calm down. Take some time away.What the hell? :| Who pissed in your Cheerios? You asked me a question, and I answered it.