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Geneva 2013: Peugeot to unveil 2008 Hybrid Air Green Vehicle

Geneva 2013: Peugeot to unveil 2008 Hybrid Air Green Vehicle

Feb 21 2013, 2:00pm CST | by

Wild compressed air technology from Peugeot

Not everything that will be on display at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show will be incredibly fast and incredibly expensive. There will be some arguably less exciting and more mundane vehicles on display...

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Geneva 2013: Peugeot to unveil 2008 Hybrid Air Green Vehicle

Feb 21 2013, 2:00pm CST | by

Wild compressed air technology from Peugeot

Not everything that will be on display at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show will be incredibly fast and incredibly expensive. There will be some arguably less exciting and more mundane vehicles on display at the show as well. One of these vehicles comes from Peugeot is called the 2008 Hybrid Air. The vehicle is unique because it gets power from a combination of a gasoline engine and compressed air.

Peugeot says that the technology is a key step in its attempt to create a vehicle that can achieve 140 MPG while reducing carbon dioxide emissions. The Hybrid Air vehicle is an urban crossover and will be shown for the first time in Geneva. The vehicle will use compressed air to assist or take the place of the gasoline engine during phases that consume the most energy such as accelerating and starting from stopped.

The technology uses certain components that are new to the automobile industry yet widely tested and used in other industries such as aeronautics. The system has an energy tank that contains pressurized air installed under the central tunnel of the vehicle and a low-pressure tank at the rear to act as an expansion model. The vehicle will have an air mode where it's completely driven by compressed air, petrol mode, and combined mode where both the gasoline engine and the compressed air system operate.

 
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The first example of a European ‘Hot Hatch’ dates back to 1976 and the Volkswagen GTi which was a high-performance derivative of a front-wheel-drive, three-door hatchback Things really took off for this segment in the mid-’80s when the Austin/Rover Group, Peugeot and Renault offered a very limited run of production-built cars so that they could meet the regulations to build their highly modified Group B Rally cars The MG 6R4 (six-cylind ...
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Quick Spin: 2014 Citroen DS3 Cabrio Racing

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Filed under: Convertible, Performance, Europe, Hatchback, Citroën, UK, Quick Spins When you think of hot hatches, one French automaker comes to mind... but it's not Citroën. Maybe it should be, though, because some of the industry's best hot hatches are honed on the rally stage, and nobody has dominated the modern World Rally Championship like Citroën has. With the legendary Sébastien Loeb behind the wheel, Citroën won nine Drivers' and eight Construct ...
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A Third Of Cars Need Suspension Fixes Every Year

Oct 25 2014 11:15am CDT | Source: Car Articles

The Audi RS6 and Mercedes R-Class are more likely to suffer suspension damage than any other cars in the UK, according to a new study by Warranty Direct. Fiat’s six-seater Multipla and the Jaguar XK sports car are the next most vulnerable, with 29 and 28.5 percent of Warranty Direct customers claiming for damage to axle and suspension components on their cars annually. Deteriorating, potholed roads in winter and the proliferation of speed bumps increase the l ...
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Some Forgotten Makes Feature In 2014 London To Brighton Run

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Lotus renames Russell Carr its head of design

Oct 22 2014 7:07am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Lotus, Design/Style There's been a changing of the guard at Lotus recently. The legendary British sports car manufacturer fired its controversial chief executive Dany Bahar and replaced him recently with Jean-Marc Gales. And now it's named a new chief designer. Or rather, renamed its old one to the post. That designer is the appropriately named Russell Carr, ...
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Jeep First American Brand to Make Japan Car of The Year Top 10

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Peugeot-Citröen May Be Coming Back To The US In 2020

Oct 7 2014 10:42am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

I'm sure there's a certain chunk of our readership who's spit-taking Orangina at the screen and crushing their croque-monsieurs in their hands in barely-contained glee. The brand we'd get would be DS, not exactly Citröen or Peugot, but it'd still be great to see some French iron back on our shores. If it happ ...
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2015 Hyundai Sonata, Peugeot’s U.S. Return, Tesla CPO Program: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Oct 7 2014 9:30am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2015 Hyundai Sonata Review The previous Hyundai Sonata was an especially bold move—one that's paid off, drawing attention to Hyundai with its daring yet practical design, strong yet efficient engines, and good overall value. Peugeot Citroen Could Return To The U.S. In The Early 2020s Younger readers ma ...
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