Finally, car makers have come up with the Peugeot 2008 Hybrid Air that promises to be the perfect eco-friendly car than the current breed of ‘green’ vehicles that combine electric engines with the traditional ones.
Under the Bonnet:
This picture shows the detailed mechanism of how the new hybrid car works.
Peugeot have brought a new hybrid combination to the automotive table by teaming hydraulics with a conventional gasoline engine allowing it to run on air, petrol or a combination of the two.
Behind the wheel:
A stripped-back look at the new hybrid. Motorists will be able to use zero-emissions air power for lower-speed driving. The feature is activated automatically when the car is doing less than 43mph.
When motorists are driving under low speed 43mph, in a city for example, the car will solely be powered by air 80% of the time and the gasoline engine provides a boost for climbing hills or fast speeds such as motorways.
Current hybrids :
Such as the popular Toyota Prius- rely on heavy and expensive batteries that harm the nature on disposal.
On the other hand, the new Peugeot will go without batteries. It recharges itself automatically by re-using the energy that is lost when slowing down and applying brakes.
The sports utility vehicle will be rolling off the line by 2016 for around £16,000, will be the first of a new generation of Peugeots and Citroens running- in part art least- on air.
It current mileage is 94 miles per gallon but engineers say that by 2020, future Peugeots and Citroens could produce 117mpg.
Around 100 elite scientists have spent the past three years working on the air-powered car in top-secret conditions at Peugeot’s research and development centre at Velizy, just south of Paris.
A spokesman for manufacturer PSA Peugeot-Citroen said: ‘We are not talking about weird and wacky machines. These are going to be in everyday cars.’
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