Admittedly, Peugeot innovative step in making decisions for their production should be given appreciation. Peuegot plans to build cars that are different from the ones you hear before. If the hybrid is synonymous with a blend of power supplied from the electric and gasoline fuels, Peugeot will change the dogma that the substitution power becomes one of the important elements in the life of mankind, namely the air.
|Peugeot 208 HYbrid Air 2L. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1wG2K7r)|
Peugeot gave the name to their newest innovations as 'Hybrid Air Tech'. And cars are lucky to apply this technology is the Peugeot 208. They gave the name of this car with 'Peugeot 208 HYbrid Air 2L' and '2L' on the back the name because this car fuel consumption is claimed to be very efficient to consume 2 liters of gasoline per 100 kilometers.
|Rear right view of Peugeot 208 HYbrid Air 2L. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1wG2K7r)|
Hybrid Air is a system that is identical to the hybrid electric engine, the system is designed by Peugeot in order to allocate the power of the air storage tank at the rear of the car to the engine, such as electric cars.
The compressed air is used to assist and even replace the gasoline engine to enable maximum efficiency during transition phases, such as acceleration and starts.
- In Air (ZEV) mode, the car runs on compressed air alone. This method of driving does not consume fuel and gives off no CO2 emissions, making it ideal for urban environments.
- In Gasoline mode, the car is powered only by the 1.2-liter gasoline engine. This is more suitable for travelling at a steady speed on main roads and highways.
- The Combined mode is designed for transition phases in urban environments, such as standing starts and acceleration. It draws on the two energy sources in proportions adjusted to achieve optimal fuel consumption.
The compressed-air tank is recharged when slowing down (while braking or taking the foot off the pedal) or by part use of the energy developed by the three-cylinder engine to compress the air. Both methods can achieve maximum pressure in just 10 second. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | GREEN CAR CONGRESS | LEFTLANENEWS]
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