Mazda offers small sensations: new diesel engine

D.European policy is pushing car manufacturers and customers down the one-way street of electromobility. The fact that electricity in batteries with zero grams of CO2 counts at the limits of the fleet, but not sustainable fuels in the tank, is one of the mistakes that is accepted, if not done deliberately. All manufacturers draw conclusions from this and adapt their offers accordingly. Brands such as Volkswagen or Opel particularly emphasize the fact that there is no way around the electric car. Both knowing that the world market is uneven and that there are countries in our immediate vicinity that want little or nothing to do with battery-powered cars. No one can predict how quickly people in this country will cope with the major hurdles of charging times, range, costs and exchange. At least BMW dares to say “Yes, but” every now and then and demand openness to technology.

This is important and fair, because ultimately it is important to take a holistic and honest look at contributing to climate protection and ensuring the prosperity generated by the car. BMW is no longer alone with these thoughts. The Japanese manufacturer Mazda offers a little sensation. It will offer a new diesel engine in the CX-60 model next year, a 3.3-liter straight-six with a thermal efficiency that Mazda calls a record. Fuel consumption and emissions should be low enough to meet the future Euro 7 emissions standard. Anyone who develops something like this deserves to be heard by society and the legislator. Smart engineers are arguably more important to progress than activists who cling to the streets and scream.

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