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Mazda's rotary engine to double range for electric cars

New model with revived tech rolling out in 2019 in US, Europe

Rotary engines use triangular rotors rather than the pistons seen in conventional engines.

TOKYO -- Mazda Motor plans to release electric vehicles equipped with range-extending rotary engines in the U.S. and Europe in 2019, bringing back a signature technology as it responds to tougher environmental rules in key auto markets.

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