26 Jan '13, 10pm

PSA Peugeot Citroen, Bosch working on compressed-air, battery-free hybrid

Peugeot said the 208 will be the first to get the hybrid air, it will be for use mainly within city urban environment, the compressed air can only be used to power the Pug at speeds below 43 MPH, it will take about 15 minutes of driving the to fully charge up with compressed air that will run it around in town for 1 hour averaging 117 MPG with zero carbon dioxide emissions in the Air mode that can be manually selected to be used when in an urban environment. Advantage of Hybrid Air system is it will make the car a cheaper to buy, than a conventional gasoline hybrid like the Toyota Prius, Peugeot said they will roll it out across the the whole range of its cars, and as part of the PSA/GM alliance it might end up in a lot of GMs cars, that are already gonna benefit now with sharing development design costs as PSA/GM cars save billions by using the same platforms in the futur...

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