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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 Peugeot 205 GTI: Jalopnik Fantasy Garage

Aug 6 2014 1:30pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Why is it that seeing a beat-up Peugeot 205 GTI parked on a Parisian side street melted my brain into goop and nearly pulled my heart out ...
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European jury unveils 32 candidates for 2015 Car of the Year

Jul 28 2014 1:01pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

A jury of 58 automotive journalists from Europe have unveiled its 32 candidates for the 2015 Car of the Year. The candidates are (in alphabetical order): Audi TT, BMW 2 Series Active Tourer, BMW 2 Series Coupe, BMW i8, BMW x4, Citroen C1*, Citroen C4 Cactus*, Fiat 500X (hasn’t been launched yet)*, Ford EcoSport*, Ford Mondeo (Fusion in Canada), Hyundai i20*, Infiniti Q50, Jeep Renegade, Kia Soul, Lexus NX, Lexus RC, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Mercedes-Benz GLA, Mercedes-Benz S-Clas ...
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3 weeks ago

European jury names 31 candidates for 2014 Car of the Year

Jul 28 2014 10:36am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: EuropeEvery year a panel of jurists representing a variety of automotive publications in different languages and from different countries get together and pick their Car of the Year. It's a long and exhaustive process, and it starts right here. For the 2015 award, the panel has identified 31 candidates: the Audi TT; BMW 2 Series Active Tourer and 2 Series Coupe, i8 and X4; the Citroën C1 and C4 Cactus; Fiat 500X (which hasn't even been unveiled yet); Ford EcoS ...
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Here are 9 adorable cars with happy faces

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

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 perpetually cheery and have an affinity for fluffy animals ...
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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

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 our ...
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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

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 ...
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6 weeks ago

Peugeot 2008 and 3008 Crossway special editions revealed with minor tweaks

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

Peugeot has revealed the 2008 and 3008 Crossway special editions which come with a series of mino ...
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6 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 early 80's, with Lancia and Peugeot later ...
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10 weeks ago

Commercial Vehicles for Small Businesses

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

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’r ...
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