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Report: Mazda rotary reportedly at least a year behind schedule, but work continues

Renesis rotary engine in 2009 Mazda RX-8 – Click above for high-res image gallery

Report: Mazda rotary reportedly at least a year behind schedule, but work continues

Renesis rotary engine in 2009 Mazda RX-8 – Click above for high-res image gallery

Chery reportedly researching Wankel engines for extended-range EVs

Mazda isn't the only company out there working on the next-generation rotary engine. According to China Car Times, Chery is also dabbling in Wankel technology. The company isn't so much interested in bringing non-piston love to The People's Republic so much as they are finding a more efficient way to charge the batteries in an extended-range EV. If CCT's intelligence is accurate, the plan is t

Chery reportedly researching Wankel engines for extended-range EVs

Mazda isn't the only company out there working on the next-generation rotary engine. According to China Car Times, Chery is also dabbling in Wankel technology. The company isn't so much interested in bringing non-piston love to The People's Republic so much as they are finding a more efficient way to charge the batteries in an extended-range EV. If CCT's intelligence is accurate, the plan is t

AVL introduces its own Wankel rotary EV range-extender

It's starting to look more and more likely that the Wankel rotary engine could have a future as an electric vehicle range extender. Felix Wankel's original concept was once seen as having great potential because of its high power density compared to piston engines. Unfortunately, the manufacturing processes available in the 1960s and 1970s made it difficult to achieve adequate durability without high oil consumption and excessive emissions.

FEV shows off RE-EV Fiat 500 with Wankel in Vienna

At last week's Vienna Motor Symposium, FEV was on hand showing off its LiiOn-drive Fiat 500 for ride and drives. We first saw this range extended electric vehicle last year at the Sam Abuelsamid

Geneva 2010: Audi A1 e-tron Wankels its way to the show floor

Audi A1 e-tron concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

Geneva 2010: Audi A1 e-tron Wankels its way to the show floor

Audi A1 e-tron concept - Click above for high-res image gallery

REPORT: Mazda's next-generation rotary needs more work

2009 Mazda RX-8 - Click above for high-res image gallery

VIDEO: Norton NRV588 rotary-powered motorcycle in action

Norton NRV588 rotary-powered motorcycle - Click above to watch the video

RR of the Day: 1983 Mazda RX-7 GSL

Ah, the RX-7. The first generation, it could be argued, are the best. They were inexpensive, sharp looking, sharper driving and durable. They burst on the scene looking a little like a cross between the Porsche 930 slantnose and the 924 greenhouse and rear end. Flickr member TacitBlue discovered the ersatz-Porsche goodness and affordable thrills of this 1983 RX-7 GSL and realized that it ticked every box on his "perfect car" list. Once he nabbed it, he did the right thing and went right to takin