23 de janeiro de 2013

Hybrid Air, a new type of an hybrid gasoline system [Video]


While most carmakers use hybrid systems with batteries, the PSA Peugeot Citroen Group intends to follow another path, using an all-new technology combining petrol internal combustion engine and compressed air storage, "Hybrid Air".

This new technology is an important step to achieve a consumption of 2l/100km, and is expected to be fitted on B-segment models starting in 2016. On a normal car, like the Citroën C3 or Peugeot 208, fuel consumption should be of 2.9l/100km and will emit only 69g CO2/km.

The system has three modes of operation, Air, Gasoline, Combined, and is expected to be fitted on B-segment models starting in 2016. See the images and video below to have a better understanding of how the system works.