More, yeah, that's exactly what Mazda plans to do. According a report in the Nikkei, Mazda will allocate 40 percent of its research and development efforts to hybrid vehicles starting in fiscal year 2015. This move represents a 30-percent increase over Mazda's current allocations for hybrid vehicle development. Mazda will not overlook the simpler things like improving efficiency across its entire range of diesel- and gasoline-powered vehicles, but hybrids will receive additional focus as the years pass by. For now, Mazda's new lineup of Sky-G and Sky-D engines represents a marked improvement over previous mills, but an electric shift is coming. A Mazda hybrid is coming by 2013, one that is likely to put the efficiency of the company's vehicles to shame.
[Source: egm CarTech]