A battery car without the battery?
Electric propulsion is the hot technology in the auto industry these days and might have a serious chance of transforming the cars we drive were it not for a serious problem: the high cost and other limitations of even the most advanced batteries. But with the Tokyo Motor Show introduction of the Takeri concept vehicle Mazda suggests it may have an even more high-tech solution that provides many of the advantages of battery cars without the batteries.
The Mazda Takeri itself is the latest effort by the Japanese automaker to stretch the design limits using its new Kodo design language. But one of the more interesting features is hidden under the skin. That’s the i-ELOOP system that is part of Mazda’s first in-house mild hybrid system.