Mazda Hybrid Rotary, Saab Electric in the Works, Electric and Hybrid Car News from MyPerfectAutomobile

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MyPerfectAutomobile (MPA), a California-based news source for the hybrid, electric, and alternative-fuel transportation sector, covers breaking news on the green car front. A brief summary of current stories is below.

Honda Accord plug-in hybrid

Honda Accord plug-in hybrid

The rotary engine makes a comeback, in a hybrid.

Mazda Hybrid Rotary by Next Year

At this week‘s Moscow International Motor Show, Mazda CEO Takashi Yamanouchi announced that the Japanese automaker will bring out a rotary hybrid car, likely by next year. The Mazda6 sedan was being unveiled at the Moscow show amid speculation that its design will be reworked for the proposed range-extended rotary. Under Yamanouchi’s leadership, Mazda has invested heavily in rotary engine research. Now it appears that his company will become one more of many major automakers who will be selling hybrid models by 2015 or sooner. During his Moscow comments, the CEO pointed out that when the rotary hybrid comes to market, it will be as a lease, initially available only in Japan.

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Saab to be Reborn as Electric Car

Saab, which was recently purchased by National Electric Vehicle Sweden, will next see showrooms as an EV. Minus only the griffin logo, which NEVS did not acquire in the deal, the new electric Saabs could be ready for sale in 18 months, according to NEVS sources, and will be available in China during their first wave of production. Using the old Saab 9-3 designs, NEVS will build the cars in the former Saab-owned manufacturing plant in Trollhattan, Sweden. During Saab’s final decade of existence, it faced formidable financial difficulties as a result of stiff industry competition. For the complete story, see:

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