Mazda MX-5 Driven For 1,600 km Using Agriculture-Based Fuel
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Mazda MX-5 Driven For 1,600 km Using Agriculture-Based Fuel

The Mazda MX-5 was powered by a fuel that comes from agricultural waste, showcasing that even gas-powered cars can have fewer emissions.

Mazda recently completed a benchmark lap time for a zero fossil fuel sustainable fuelled car at a racetrack in the United Kingdom. Powered by SUSTAIN 100% sustainable road fuel from Coryton, the unmodified Mazda MX-5 completed laps at Anglesey Circuit in Wales, Oulton Park in England, Knockhill in Scotland, and Kirkistown in Northern Ireland across a week in which the car also drove 1000 miles (1,600 kilometers) around the UK from circuit to circuit on sustainable gasoline.

Mazda MX-5 Driven For 1,600 km Using Agriculture-Based Fuel

The second-generation Coryton fuel was created using 100% agricultural waste, such as straw, by-products and waste from crops that wouldn’t be used for consumption. Highlighting the role sustainable fuels can play in de-carbonizing both road cars and motorsport, the drive also highlights how sustainable fuels could complement Mazda’s multi-solution approach to achieving climate neutrality.

Mazda is committed to reducing CO2 emissions from every car and believes that all options available must be used to achieve climate neutrality and not just through electric. Through Mazda’s Skyactv Multi-Solution Scalable Architecture, continued electrification will go hand in hand with the development of advanced internal combustion engine technology such as the award-winning e-Skyactiv X Spark Controlled Compression Ignition (SPCCI) gasoline engine found in the Mazda 3 and Mazda CX-30.

Whether it’s these SPCCI-powered cars combined with Mazda’s M Hybrid mild-hybrid, the all-electric Mazda MX-30 or the plug-in hybrid CX-60–across Mazda’s current range this multi-solution approach is clear to see. Equally, Mazda’s upcoming Skyactiv EV scalable architecture will be able to build electric vehicles of various sizes and body types on the same production line. Additionally, the arrival next year of all-new in-line six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines in the CX-60 line-up will further highlight Mazda’s unique and efficient combustion technology.

Mazda MX-5 Driven For 1,600 km Using Agriculture-Based Fuel

As is proven by the 1000-mile drive across the UK and the establishment of the circuit laps, sustainable fossil-free fuels can also be a solution for decarbonizing the many millions of combustion engine cars that will remain on our roads for decades to come. The Mazda MX-5 drove from Coryton HQ in Essex, via Motorsport UK HQ in Bicester, before completing the tour of the four UK circuits. The completely unmodified MX-5’s performance, economy and engine character were unchanged by the SUSTAIN 100% road fuel supplied by Coryton, in fact, excluding the circuit laps the MX-5 averaged 45.6 mpg (16.14 km/l).

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