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.
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
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
"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
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.
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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.