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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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Andorra 500 Classic Moto Road Rally Andorra is a tiny principality covering only 181 square miles that sits land-locked on the border between France and Spain in the Pyrenees mountains. Its capital and largest city, Andorra la Vella, is home to fewer than 20,000 souls, and as of 2012, only about 85,000 people lived in the entire country. But its location blesses it with the splendor of rugged country and Mediterranean climate. On average, it gets 300 sunny days a year. This is the backdrop ...
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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, who had previously held the post until Bahar brought ...
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Jeep First American Brand to Make Japan Car of The Year Top 10

Oct 17 2014 2:10pm CDT | Source: Truck Trend

Traditionally Insular Competition Opening to Foreign MakesToyota is one of the top-selling automotive brands in the U.S., yet foreign brands in Japan have historically had a miniscule market share, thanks to a combination of byzantine protectionist trade regulations, and a fiercely nationalistic preference among most Japanese car buyers. Jeep made history for 2014 by being the only American model to be in the Top 10 of Japan’s Car of the Year finalists in the competition’s history ...
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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. I ...
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2015 Hyundai Sonata, Peugeot’s U.S. Return, Tesla CPO Program: What’s New @ The Car Connection

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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 may not remember... ...
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Citroën DS Divine Concept: The Seriously Bizarre French Star of the Paris Motor Show

Oct 6 2014 4:19pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Although France’s carmakers aren’t going to be producing anything we can buy anytime soon—although that could change in six years or so—they have a fine tradition of creating concepts that are often weird, sometimes wonderful, and occasionally both for their ‘home’ show at Paris. So this is where we tell you all about them. Actually, not so much. A tour of Hall 1, where the French manufacturers get to hang out, suggests a ...
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Exclusive: Lotus CEO Outlines Plan to Save the Brand with Faster, U.S.-Legal Cars

Oct 6 2014 1:26pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Lotus doesn’t have a stand at the 2014 Paris auto show, but its newly appointed French CEO Jean-Marc Gales was in attendance, so we took the opportunity to grab an interview about his plans for the future of the brand. It’s been a baptism of fire for Gales. Even a resume that includes Peugeot-Citroën, GM, Mercedes, and Volkswagen little prepares him for the unique challenges faced by Lotus. This Paris show ...
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Peugeot 308 GT spices up the French Focus fighter

Oct 3 2014 3:11am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Performance, Wagon, Hatchback, Peugeot In the face of hot five-door hatches like the Ford Focus ST, Volkswagen Golf R and Renault Megane GT 220 (to say nothing of the Renaultsport Megane), it's high time that French manufacturer Peugeot added some life to its C-segment entry, the 308. This is the 308 GT, and while it won't pose a threat to hotter models like the Focus ST or Golf R, th ...
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Peugeot Quartz concept hides a 500-hp hybrid under its rocky exterior

Oct 2 2014 6:44pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Concept Cars, Hybrid, Performance, Europe, Paris Motor Show, Crossover, Peugeot Peugeot is going through a bit of a rough patch recently with Dongfeng and the French government coming to its rescue earlier this year. For the 2014 Paris Motor Show, the company is bringing out everything it can to show strength to the home market. Among the automaker's concepts this year is the high-pe ...
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