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Peugeot Announces Plans to Release a Hybrid Car That Runs on Compressed Air by 2016

Posted By Marc Carter On January 25, 2013 @ 5:46 pm In automotive,gallery,Green Transportation | 5 Comments

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Peugeot [1] just announced plans to introduce a new hybrid car that does away with lithium-ion batteries entirely and instead uses compressed air to provide zero-emissions [2] driving. The new compressed air car that will be powered by a hybrid system that combines a gas motor with compressed air [3] storage.

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Although the system was unveiled in a new hybrid car [4], Peugeot [1] says that the system will be fitted to its current models starting in 2016. The system uses a gas engine, a unit to store energy in the form of compressed air, a hydraulic motor-pump assembly and an automatic transmission working with an epicyclic gear train. How does it work? A hydraulic motor-pump forces the compressed air against fluid, which then activates the hybrid’s wheels. In city driving, drivers will be able to drive up to 50 miles without using any gasoline [5].

The compressed air [3] hybrid car also features a smart control system that adapts the operating mode to the driver’s commands and optimizes energy efficiency in three different modes: ZEV (Zero Emission Vehicle), gas internal combustion and combined.

In 2016 the system will be implemented in Peugeot’s [1] current models like the Citroën C3 and Peugeot 208.

+ PSA Peugeot Citroën [1]


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[1] Peugeot: http://www.peugeot.com/en

[2] zero-emissions: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=zero-emissions

[3] compressed air: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=compressed-air

[4] hybrid car: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=hybrid+car

[5] gasoline: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=gasoline

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