May 2006

 

Mazda delivers fleet hydrogen vehicles

Hiroshima, Japan— Mazda Motor Corporation has delivered one RX-8 Hydrogen RE vehicle each to its first two corporate customers for this model, Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, and Iwatani International Corporation in Osaka, Japan.

RX-8 Hydrogen RE cars are equipped with a rotary engine and feature a dual-fuel system that allows the driver to select either hydrogen or gasoline with the flick of a switch.

The vehicles that have been leased to Mazda’s first two corporate fleet customers are based on Mazda’s original body design but with specially added company decals for each customer’s use.

The delivery of these vehicles for fleet use marks the world’s first case of leasing an internal combustion engine vehicle that can use both hydrogen and gasoline as fuel.

 


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