Peugeot 208 Hybrid Air 2L

Cologne, September 15, 2014

Would not it be nice if we would all just rich air and love of life? At the Paris Motor Show ( October 4 to 19 2014) Peugeot will introduce a technology to support 208 - base which can at least live by the former. For the French, the 208 Hybrid Air 2L is a step in the direction of two-liter car, achieved by a pneumatic drive.

Innovative drive memory

208 of the drive consists of a combination of compressed air and fuel system of the engine. The technique was developed in collaboration with Citroën and Bosch suppliers and is comparable in functionality with conventional electric hybrid systems. Instead of the electrical battery for storing energy, the air - hybrid technique uses a hydraulic pump, which is responsible for the braking force recovery. Furthermore, the accumulator is " loaded " on the built engine. A hydraulic oil is at two load operations ( he is just ten seconds to process ) pressed into a memory. Wherein a gas is pressurized in the interior. In air operation of the vehicle, this process is then reversed and the car by means of the expanding air ?? which then drives a hydraulic motor ?? emission-free advances. In addition, the technology can support the mixed or pure gasoline operation go.

Fuel consumption of under three liters

Already in 2013 Citroën C3 one with the same technique before. He came up with a standard consumption of 2.9 liters per 100 kilometers. As the consumption values ​​will be the 208, Peugeot has not yet been announced. Due to an additional weight reduction and aerodynamic performance, the consumption values ​​of C3 but could be reduced even further.

Aerodynamics and weight reduction

That often composites and aluminum were used instead of steel, contributes to weight reduction. As the floor pan, the side walls, the doors, roof, and the suspension elements are made ​​of carbon composite material prepared, for example. These measures have pushed the vehicle weight to 860 kilograms. This is around 100 kg lighter than a serial 208th In addition, the vehicle was for aerodynamic optimization lowered, an air valve module controls the airflow through the engine compartment, the trunk lid has an integrated spoiler, a diffuser was installed and the exterior mirrors have been replaced by cameras. In addition, the rims have aerodynamically improved caps.

price expectations

If and when the Air-Hybrid technology is used in production vehicles, is not yet known and also to possible prices, the French still keep covered. Since you omitted in this hybrid system on the expensive lithium - ion batteries, but can be predicted for a much lower price . (ml)