The Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid pictured below is to be displayed at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month.
The new Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid is equipped with a transverse hydrogen rotary engine, featuring Mazda’s hydrogen/gasoline dual-fuel system. The hybrid system converts energy from hydrogen combustion to electricity and uses it to power the motor.
The new Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid yields 40% better output compared with the Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen RE, resulting in enhanced acceleration performance and a hydrogen-fueled range of about 200km.
Can anyone explain why we need to use electricity to make hydrogen, burn the hydrogen in an internal combustion engine, mechanically create electricity to drive electric motors?