VOLVO SHOCKS THE AUTOMOTIVE WORLD… all of its vehicles will be electrics starting with the 2019 models. by Jim Corbran As a licensed driver for almost 50 years now, for the longest time I’ve believed that electric cars were a passing fad, offered to appease government standards for fuel economy (“See? Out of our one-million annual cars produced, about 37 of them are electrics.
This 1988 Mazda RX-7 is from the Hiroshima manufacturer’s Wankel Rotary Engine period. There was a time when the Wankel was thought to be the next big thing — very compact and lower weight. They have no pistons, but instead use a triangular-shaped rotor which spins inside a epitrochoid-shaped housing where intake, compression, ignition, and exhaust all take place. Unfortunately, there