A Mazda spokesman told AOL Cars the company is not in a rush to launch a hybrid car in Europe.

A Mazda spokesman told AOL Cars the company is not in a rush to launch a hybrid car in Europe.

While many automakers are focusing on hybrid and electric cars, Mazda has decided to maintain all efforts on making gasoline and diesel engines as efficient as possible. They don't plan on selling a hybrid model or a pure electric car in the near future. Mazda wants to make sure its "engines are optimally designed, to make better effect of the benefits of combined battery power" which will arrive at one point in the future.

In other words, Mazda will continue development of its SKYACTIV technologies with focus on lowering energy losses throughout the car's drivetrain. Instead of downsizing like most automakers are doing these days, Mazda will continue to offer engines of larger capacity but with comparable fuel consumption and CO2 emission figures.

Although they did an electric version of the Mazda2, the whole point of that car was "mainly to prove wrong those who said we couldn't do it", according to Mazda UK sales director Peter Allibon.

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