Mazda unveils first hydrogen engine hybrid

Mazda Motor Corporation today delivered the first Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid to Iwatani Corpor

The new hybrid runs on both hydrogen and gasoline because if its dual-fuel system. The addition of a new hybrid system reportedly contributes to its increased hydrogen fuel range of 200 kilometres; double that of the RX-8 Hydrogen RE.

The model is the second hydrogen rotary engine vehicle to be leased to Iwatani Corporation, following an RX-8 Hydrogen RE that was delivered in March 2006. The new model will be used for business purposes at the company's offices in Western Japan, before being located at the Japan Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Demonstration Project's (JHFC) Kansai Airport Hydrogen Station, where it will be used at the Kansai International Airport in Osaka and for a variety of other purposes.