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Peugeot plans to introduce Hybrid Air system in cars by 2016

By SYF77 on 29 Jan 2013

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PSA Peugeot Citroen plans to put Hybrid Air powered vehicles on the road by 2016. The system combines an internal combustion engine with compressed air energy storage. It is similar to electric hybrid system but uses compressed air for energy storage rather than batteries.

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A hydraulic pump/motor unit recovers energy generated from the combustion engine and from braking/deceleration and stores it in the air energy storage unit.

The system claims to improve fuel efficiency by 45% and increase a vehicle's range by 90% as compared to conventional engines of similar power ratings. The system can operate solely on gasoline power, air power or a combination of both when high power acceleration is required.


In small vehicles such as the Citroen C3 and Peugeot 208, the system is said to achieve a combined cycle fuel efficiency of 2.9-litres/100 km with an estimated CO2 emissions of 69 g/km.

PSA plans to introduce the system in their B segment models from 2016 in the first phase. C segment and light commercial vehicles will follow after that.

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Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.

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Jamesc Jan 29 2013 02:44 PM
Maybe to save even more fuel,

the owner can contribute his ir her own

natural compressed gas.

Jamesc Jan 29 2013 05:43 PM
When is it available for sale.

I want to buy for my MIL.

She has a lot of natural compressed gas.

Wormvirus Jan 29 2013 05:53 PM
compressed air from exhaust fart turns out to be black gold
Wormvirus Jan 29 2013 05:53 PM
compressed air from exhaust fart turns out to be black gold
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