Mazda Motor Corporation has received permission from Japan’s Ministry of Land Infrastructure and Transport to test its Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid minivan on public roads.
Mazda Motor Corporation has received permission from Japan’s Ministry of Land Infrastructure and Transport to test its Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid minivan on public roads. Click image to enlarge

Hiroshima, Japan – Mazda Motor Corporation has received permission from Japan’s Ministry of Land Infrastructure and Transport to test its Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid minivan on public roads. This newest vehicle features a hybrid system with hydrogen rotary engine that increases the vehicle’s power by 40 per cent and doubles the hydrogen fuel range to 200 km.

Mazda aims to complete the road trials and start commercial leasing in Japan during fiscal year 2008. The company said it is the world’s first hydrogen hybrid car with a dual-fuel system that enables it to run on either hydrogen or gasoline.

The company will display and demonstrate its hydrogen rotary vehicles at the G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit in July 2008; the Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid will debut alongside the previously-released RX-8 Hydrogen RE at the summit’s Environmental Showcase.

Connect with Autos.ca