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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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Here are 9 adorable cars with happy faces

Jul 16 2014 12:23pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

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Even before Disney gave us characters like Lightning McQueen and Doc Hudson, certain cars have always had facial expressions if you looked hard enough. Today, the trend seems to be leaning toward angry cars with scowls; in fact, I’d run out of fingers and toes if I had to count them. But four-wheeled transportation doesn’t always have to convey a message of anger and impatience. If you’re perpetual ...
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The 10 most offensive mistakes that got Top Gear in trouble [w/videos]

Jul 15 2014 2:08pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Peugeot PSA Results News Conference
Filed under: Etc., Videos, Celebrities, TV/Movies Clarkson is so recognizable a figure, anything and everything he says or does reflects on Top Gear, whether good or bad. We happen to fancy ourselves as pretty good at taking a joke. In this day and age of political correctness and walking on eggshells so as not to offend anybody, it's almost refreshing to hear some funny words directed at the various factions of the world in which we live. With so much diversity on ...
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Top Gear in hot water after staging crash at scene of fatal accident

Jul 12 2014 6:10pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

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Filed under: UK, Celebrities, TV/Movies The guys from UK's Top Gear just can't seem to stay out of trouble, especially main host Jeremy Clarkson. Usually, it's the things that come out of their mouths that cause controversy, like the two recent accusations of using racing slurs. However, the show's latest problem came not from what was said but from where they were shooting and how. According to the Daily Mail, Clarkson and James May were recently shootin ...
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2 weeks ago

Peugeot 2008 and 3008 Crossway special editions revealed with minor tweaks

Jul 9 2014 6:54am CDT | Source: World Car Fans

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Peugeot has revealed the 2008 and 3008 Crossway special editions which come with a series of minor ...
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2 weeks ago

1992 Toyota Celica All-Trac Appreciation

Jul 9 2014 5:06am CDT | Source: autoMedia.com

Though it has since become a sought-after cult classic on the road, the Toyota Celica All-Trac was born and bred on rally stages, where it won numerous championships and inspired a new generation of Japanese sports cars. It remains one of the most important cars of the early 90's Group A rally era. Before Toyota stepped in, rallying was dominated by European teams. All-wheel drive was brought into rallying by Audi in the Group B era of the e ...
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5 weeks ago

2015 Peugeot 508 revealed with upscale styling

Jun 18 2014 10:45am CDT | Source: World Car Fans

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Peugeot has taken the wraps off the facelifted 508. It features revised styling, an updated interio ...
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5 weeks ago

Race Recap: 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans defines 'endurance'

Jun 16 2014 9:36am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Motorsports, Europe, Aston Martin, Audi, Chevrolet, Toyota, Ferrari, Racing Commenting on the rush of events that rocked beginning and end of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Paul Truswell of Radio Le Mans said "the race is about the ability to endure, not just the ability of drivers to do what they do for a long time." The entire race machine, all the way down to the pit boards and radios, has to survive the stress and abuse of the entire ...
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2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport gets modest styling, powertrain enhancements

Jun 13 2014 10:33am CDT | Source: Autoblog

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Filed under: Crossover, Mitsubishi Mitsubishi sales continue to show progress in 2014. In fact, sales were up 54.17 percent in the US in May compared to last year. In hopes of keeping those numbers in the black, the Japanese automaker is introducing some mechanical upgrades to the Outlander Sport, its best-selling model, for the 2015 model year. The biggest change for the 2015 Outlander Sport is its improved CVT that of ...
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Commercial Vehicles for Small Businesses

Jun 10 2014 6:29am CDT | Source: Caryoo

Incoming Ford CEO Mark Fields Unveils New 2015 Ford Edge
The recent surge in new business startups has taken Britain by storm. Starting up your own small business brings with it a whole host of benefits from newfound independence and an increased quality of life, but it also brings with it the stresses of organisation and responsibility. For many new business owners, finding a commercial van can be a tricky business. After all, buying a van isn’t something many people have to consider when they’re working for someone else. The choices between dif ...
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7 weeks ago

Nimrod Performance Tuners Loudly Declare Themselves in Geneva

May 30 2014 6:46am CDT | Source: Automotive Latest

Nimrod Performance Company looks further more than just a Geneva auto show. Its plans are to visit 2014 Motor Shows in Paris, Moscow, Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Show rooms for young auto tuning studios tend to be a great opportunity to present their creativity to the whole world. However, specialized exhibitions have been still commonly presented, with a few cars shown. A Hungarian Company ‘Nimrod Performance’ has decided to break the usual course of things and came to ...
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