Peugeot Hybrid Air car to be ready by 2016
Rising fuel costs and concerns for the environment has pushed car makers across the globe look for alternatives. Hybrid Air technology from French automaker Peugeot Citroen is one such promising example. Peugeot’s Hybrid Air system works on the basic principle of generating energy from compressed air.
Hybrid Air engine features conventional petrol powered internal combustion engine, a special gearbox and hydraulics system and a compressed air cylinder. The motor and pump are located in the engine bay and powered by the compressed air in a tank under the car.
The main endeavor to introduce Hybrid Air technology system that is cheaper than a conventional hybrid system will in turn see a 45% improvement in fuel consumption over conventionally powered cars along with a 90% increase in range. The technology is being developed by PSA Peugeot Citroen in collaboration with automotive supplier Bosch. The first cars with this know-how are being planned for 2016.
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