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Mazda 3 Skyactiv-CNG Concept Set for 2013 Tokyo Auto Show

Edmunds.com -- The Mazda 3 Skyactiv-CNG Concept, a version of the car that runs on gasoline and compressed natural gas, will debut at the 2013 Tokyo Auto Show.

The Japanese automaker said the Skyactiv-G gasoline engine can be easily modified for CNG with only minor changes.

"Demand for CNG-powered vehicles is increasing all over the world and the Skyactiv-CNG Concept adopts a dual fuel system that runs on both gasoline and CNG," said Mazda in a statement on Monday. "CNG engines must burn fuel at high pressure and because the Skyactiv-G gasoline engine already achieves a high compression ratio, it can easily be modified for CNG with only minor modifications."

Mazda touted the benefits of CNG vehicles, saying they reduce emissions by about 20 percent compared to those with gasoline engines of the...


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POWERSTROKE7.3L
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 7:59:03 AM

OK.
bolobill
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 1:11:26 AM

ok
leemun
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 1:05:38 AM

Very good concept. GM was building those in the 90s.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:39:40 AM

ditto there greshams
greshams
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:35:49 AM

anything beside ethanol.
10k
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:33:43 AM

no prob with this-at least it ain't ethanol, but where ya gonna refuel ??..and wouldn't ya need two tanks ??..
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:33:22 AM

Ok sounds good
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:33:07 AM

Great idea
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:32:22 AM

Good concept. I wish them well.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:31:52 AM

And it smells like a fork truck.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:31:22 AM

Go Mazda go!
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:31:07 AM

The Mazda 3 Skyactiv-CNG Concept sounds like a bright idea.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:30:58 AM

That's my MAZDA!
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:30:16 AM

Competition will have to ramp up before Detroit catches on!
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:26:18 AM

o.k.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:23:54 AM

Wayy Cool!
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:23:04 AM

Ok, hope it works well
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:22:57 AM

mazdas generally fun to drive
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:19:11 AM

I would like to try a CNG vehicle.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:18:55 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:18:39 AM

The only problem with dual fuel cars is that they need two fuel tanks which either takes trunk space or reduces the size of both tanks which reduces the range of both.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:18:26 AM

If I had a full time job that pays more than $9.50/hr... I just might be able to buy another used car at 1/10th the price. Oh, well, guess I will just have to putz along in my 11 year old car!
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:12:06 AM

Not for me
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:10:12 AM

Go for it guys.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:09:25 AM

Can't afford it anyway
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:09:06 AM

home refueling will drive demand
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:08:59 AM

K
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:08:12 AM

Good move.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:07:04 AM

Okay.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:06:49 AM

The engine is not the problem. The size of a CNG tank is the issue.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:06:30 AM

i'll pass.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:05:27 AM

that will help until the CNG network is built.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:05:27 AM

"Cute little thing. Not interested in a roller skate.

Next."

Some people don't need a huge vehicle to overcompensate for their other shortcomings.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:02:21 AM

Nice
Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:02:21 AM

"Why waste money and time on a car that can be modified for CNG? Just buy a CNG vehicle to begin with."

Because CNG is hardly available anywhere. Makes looking for an EV charging station seem easy by comparison.
Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:00:27 AM

It's about time some dual-fuel vehicles made their way onto the showroom floor.
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 11:59:52 PM

Good news for Mazda.
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 11:57:56 PM

Cute little thing. Not interested in a roller skate.

Next.

I do, however, like the dual fuel concept. Gasoline & NG. That way you enjoy NG when available and gasoline when not.

[Edited by: clermont40miles at 10/24/2013 12:00:28 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 11:54:05 PM

so
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 11:51:15 PM

Good for Mazda.
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 11:50:57 PM

Mazda is truly stepping up.
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 11:45:29 PM

Great stuff...too bad its always on hold for years in "concept" mode...
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 11:45:24 PM

How about the fuel tank?
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 11:44:51 PM

Why waste money and time on a car that can be modified for CNG? Just buy a CNG vehicle to begin with.
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 11:39:27 PM

I saw a sign driving down I-35 in Oklahoma that an Exxon (IIRC) station had CNG available. One CNG station probably couldn't get you across Oklahoma.
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 11:36:57 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 11:35:15 PM

I think they should also make this an EV too
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Ok
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 11:33:06 PM

Good. Mazda has some good small cars. It is best for everybody to keep trying what solution they think may work. Great finding takes many tries.
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 11:33:03 PM

It won't take off until there is a supporting infrastructure!!!
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 11:32:43 PM

Dual fuel choices is good
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