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Old 23rd January 2013, 19:19   #1
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Arrow Peugeot's Hybrid Tech : Petrol + Compressed Air!

  • Peugeot Citroen invents technology for air car to be ready for the market by 2016
  • 'Hybrid Air' engine system runs on petrol and air, instead of electricity thus eliminating expensive batteries required in hybrid electric vehicles
  • Company predicts 'Hybrid Air' to achieve 117 miles per gallon (or 2l/100 km car) by 2020

What is it exactly?
  • A new type of full hybrid powertrain that uses petrol and compressed air:
    • An innovative combination of tried and tested technologies: a petrol engine, a unit to store energy in the form of compressed air, a hydraulic motor-pump assembly and an automatic transmission working with an epicyclic gear train.
    • The smart control system adapts the operating mode to the driver's commands and optimises energy efficiency in three different modes: ZEV (Zero Emission Vehicle), petrol internal combustion and combined.
  • An offer that fits closely with the Hybrid4 electric hybrid for more powerful vehicles in segments C and D
  • A more competitive total cost of ownership (residual value, cost in use)
  • A worldwide response to the need for energy-efficient vehicles. A technology that is suited to any climate and driving conditions and to any after-sales service network

Refer to the company's press release for more details @ http://www.psa-peugeot-citroen.com/e...system-article

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Thread moved from the Assembly Line (The "Assembly Line" Forum section) to the International Scene. Thanks for sharing!
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[list][*]Peugeot Citroen invents technology for air car to be ready for the market by 2016
A good idea but the question is whether Peugeot will survive till 2016. They lost 1 billion euro last year and if market conditions remain as they, they will lose 1.4 euro this year. The French government will not let them cut jobs.

I digressed. Tata's are also investing in this but without the petrol combination if I am correct
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Default Re: Peugeot's Hybrid Tech : Petrol + Compressed Air!

An update:

Peugeot to launch new hybrid car that runs on air in 2015


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London: Hold your breath! French car maker Peugeot is all set to sell the first air-powered hybrid car from next year. With new ‘Hybrid Air’ engine system – the first to combine petrol with compressed air – the firm says the car could reduce petrol bills by 80 percent when driven in cities.

“Air power would be used solely for city driving, automatically activated below 43mph,” said Peugeot in a press release. The system combines a gasoline engine with an air engine which is used at speeds under 70mph. This enables it to run on petrol or air, or a combination of both. According to the company, by 2020, the car could achieve an average of 117 miles a gallon.
http://tech.firstpost.com/news-analy...15-219177.html
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Is this a plug-in hybrid? They dont offer much details in the article except using the word 'replenish'. Whatever happened to the diesel hybrid that they had? And why not the same diesel hybrid now?
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