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Mazda Hydrogen Rotary Vehicle launches in Norway

Mazda Motor Corporation introduced the Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen RE (Rotary Engine) vehicle to Norway's public roads in collaboration with the Norwegian national hydrogen project, HyNor.

Mazda Hydrogen Rotary car

Initially, the RX-8 Hydrogen RE's driving performance on Norwegian roads will be validated with a single vehicle, which will also be shown at various events. This marks the first time that a Mazda hydrogen rotary vehicle has been put into regular use on public roads outside Japan.

Mazda signed a memorandum of understanding with HyNor (Hydrogen Road of Norway) to participate in the project in November 2007. HyNor is a national project in the Kingdom of Norway that aims to establish a clean energy transport system based on hydrogen fuel.

Beginning in fiscal year 2009, Mazda will provide approximately 30 RX-8 Hydrogen RE vehicles for the HyNor project under commercial lease contracts.

"Up to now, real world use of Mazda's hydrogen rotary vehicles has been limited to Japan. Participation in the HyNor project marks our advancement to the next stage," said Mazda's programme manager in charge of hydrogen RE development Akihiro Kashiwagi. "After we validate the first vehicle on Norwegian roads, we intend to deliver 30 more units under commercial lease contracts.

"Mazda plans to use the wealth of data and experience that will result from this project for the further development of hydrogen vehicles."

This was also where the first on-road demonstration of a RX-8 Hydrogen RE vehicle outside of Japan took place. Since April 2006, Mazda has delivered eight RX-8 Hydrogen RE vehicles to government bodies and enterprises in Japan under commercial lease contracts. The authorised dealer for Mazda in Sri Lanka is Carmart (Pvt) Ltd.


New Beetle convertible

Volkswagen convertible

This Volkswagen draws attention unlike any other car. Non-envious, joyous attention and looks. The unparalleled silhouette of the arguably most famous design in the world also turns this Volkswagen into a cult car. Without being a copy of the classic, this New Beetle Convertible shows clear parallels to the historic Beetle, with its open top resting on the rear of the car.

Senok workshop for the Volkswagen and Audi range of vehicles, located in Wattala is handled by German factory trained engineers, which also has equipment that meet all the manufacturers' standards. Senok offers customers spare parts for all the vehicles that are sold, which includes importing spare parts for customers who are still using the very old Volkswagen models. All spare parts are handled through the company's regional office located in Singapore and therefore in case of non availability of any type of spare part the company can get it through its regional office.

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