Peugeot has confirmed that the 2016 Peugeot 2008 Hybrid Air will be the first in a series of models in the PSA group , which will be installed innovative air hybrid powertrain . In fact , after this it will drive earnings and other models B and C segments of the Peugeot and Citroen badges.
Recall, that this is a system that combines a gasoline engine and automatic transmission with a hydraulic pump and motor , powered by compressed air . The system is electronically monitored and provides three modes between which is done automatically select the one most appropriate for the current driving style and road conditions . Therefore , the conventional engine helps people to help compressed air , not an electric motor with its heavy batteries.
More specifically, the previously presented a prototype of a hybrid system installed in C3 showed that the gasoline engine , transmission , hydraulic pump and motor powered by compressed air located in the engine compartment ( front) , and the compressed air is stored in a cylindrical tank is located between the front seats .
Hybrid Air system can operate in three modes . First , of course , is one in which the exclusive use of the petrol engine . Furthermore, there is a way of driving with a combination of gasoline and plant compressed air and , ultimately , mode zero emission ( ZEV ) .
The compressed air stored in the tank in the other two modes of operation initiates a hydraulic motor which is connected to the transmission , whereby the power is transferred to the drive wheels of the vehicle. The hydraulic pump is responsible for filling the compressed air , and it takes place during deceleration and / or braking.
PSA says that the new hybrid drive system Hybrid Air offers a 45 percent fuel savings in city driving (compared to the benz . Motor) , as the vehicle is driven by compressed air 60 to 80 percent of the time , at speeds up to 70 km / h . In other words , the factory states say the instance with the hybrid system in its current development stage of the current Peugeot 208 and Citroën C3 exercised an average consumption of 2.9 l/100 km with CO2 emissions of 69 g / km .