PSA Vaguely Explains Hybrid Air Powertrain - Will Reach Production Cars in 2016 [Video]
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Regardless of the fact that they sell/used to sell, depending on where you live, rebadged versions of the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, as their own, the French group's contribution to the world of green cars is limited.
However, they seem really pleased about their new Hybrid Air powertrain, which promises to dramatically cut down on fuel consumption and emissions, especially in town.
We currently know just as much as they are showing in the rather vague presentation video, and Peugeot themselves are refusing to comment on the details of the system, saying just that if it were to be installed in small cars, like the Peugeot 208, it would cut consumption down to 2.9 l/100km or 81 US mpg/ 97.4 UK mpg.
Furthermore, in town driving, cars fitted with the system would run on Air for 60% to 80% of the time. According to Peugeot, the system offers three driving modes: gasoline only, air and gas, and just air.
It all sounds very promising, and the people at Peugeot were keen to point out that they will be debuting the system in a production car, in the B-segment, in 2016. It has probably been designed to work with the group's new platform, the EMP2.
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On 23 January 2013 at 18:23 UTC, Michael van Turnhout said:
You are wrong again about Peugeot - they brought the world's first Diesel hybrid and with 16% of the European hybrid market after Toyota at 70% are beating every other European or American manufacturer - so they are a lot more innovative and green than your comments suggest
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