Mazda will deliver a dual-fuel vehicle (think BMW Hydrogen 7) to the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) tomorrow. The vehicle, a RX-8 with a Hydrogen rotary engine, can switch between gasoline and hydrogen at the "flick of a switch" and will be used by METI for daily operations.
It's a long way from Japan to Norway, but Mazda's RX-8 Hydrogen RE recently made the trip. Mazda displayed the car at the opening of Norway's first hydrogen filling station near Stavanger. It was the first time the rotary-engine vehicle was officially on display outside of Japan, where it has been available for lease since earlier this year. Mazda is banking on getting rotary engine hydrogen powered vehicles to the showroom floor before the more efficient (and more technologically complicated) h