TechTalk Mazda_eFuel_2021

Published on February 8th, 2021 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Mazda Joins The eFuel Alliance For A Cleaner Tomorrow

This is the first car manufacturer to join the eFuel Alliance

Mazda Motor has just announced that it will join the eFuel Alliance. So what is eFuel? eFuels is a solution for all vehicles and means of transport, now and in the future. Because eFuels are sustainable in two senses: On the one hand, they are made from renewable electricity and when they are used they only release as much CO 2 as was previously bound to produce eFuels. 

More than 1.3 billion vehicles worldwide are currently powered by conventional internal combustion engines. eFuels are made by synthesizing hydrogen and carbon, they are known as synthetic liquid fuels. eFuels can easily be mixed with conventional fuels and fuels (from 1 to 100 percent).

Mazda has also made a commitment to move in electrification and the Mazda MX-30 aims to be class winner. With a 105kW power output and 260Nm torque, this all new Mazda is designed to keep the Mazda drive dynamics without sacrificing on driver dynamics. 

With a 35.5kW battery, a 50kW maximum charging rate on a DC fast-charger using either a CCS2 or CHAdeMO plug type with 6.6kW charging at home, this MX-30’s WLTP-rated 210km electric range is a good start. 

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PRESS RELEASE: Mazda Motor Corporation last week announced that it has become the first automotive manufacturer to join the eFuel Alliance.

The Alliance brings together organisations and interested parties that support the goal of establishing and promoting CO2-neutral e-fuels and hydrogen as a credible and real contributor to reducing emissions in the transport sector.

Electrification is a key pillar within Mazda’s multi-solution strategy and by 2030 all Mazda vehicles will be electrified. However, many vehicles will continue to have an internal combustion engine.

Together with the eFuel Alliance and its members, Mazda said that it supports the establishment of a mechanism that takes into account the contribution of renewable and low-carbon fuels for emissions reduction of passenger cars and will contribute to the decision-making process now that the EU is reviewing its climate legislation.

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Wojciech Halarewicz, vice president communications & public affairs at Mazda Motor Europe GmbH said: “As an industry we must reduce emissions as much as possible. And to do this we must not ignore any of the available routes at our disposal. Greenhouse gas emissions and climate change are, by nature, a global and complex issue requiring an integrated approach. All sectors and industries must play their part and, above all, they must have the opportunity to share any positive options to achieving the climate goals.”

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“We believe that with the necessary investment, CO2-neutral e-fuels and hydrogen will make a credible and real contribution to emissions reduction – not only for newly registered cars but for the current fleet. This would open up a second and faster route to achieving climate neutrality in transport, hand-in-hand with continued electrification. As the EU will review its regulation on CO2 standards for cars and vans later this year, this is the chance to make sure the new legislation enables both electric vehicles and vehicles running on CO2-neutral fuels to contribute to car manufacturers’ emissions reduction efforts.”

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