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Peugeots All New 208 Hybrid Concept!

Peugeots All New 208 Hybrid Concept!

Peugeot has already got decent hybrids in its model range what with the Hybrid 4 they designed that sits in its 508, 3008 the 508RXH and even the one developed using compressed air that’s in the 2008 model.

With staggeringly low emissions of just 88g/km & 69g/km respectively this goes a long way to assisting Peugeot in reaching the fleet targets for CO2 emission levels currently in force within the European Directive.

This latest 208 Hybrid FE is to be a bit of an anomaly seeing as it’s to be a petrol hybrid. Coming in the guise of a 68hp 3 cylinder petrol engine 1.2l version, but the unusualness doesn’t stop there; they have only gone and linked it with the battery pack from their Le Mans 908 racer car. 

Like all good manufacturers Peugeot haven’t ceased their quest for lower emissions there, they have also created a greyhound like sleekness in that they have shed approx. 20% of the cars body weight which given it hardly weighs in at 1 tonne already is quite an achievement.

Add to this a wide-ranging use of carbon fibre composites, throw in some glass fibre and shazaam we have a leaner meaner driving machine. Even going as far as too use 19” low resistance tyres to forgo the need for a power steering system thus making the weight saving on this too.

Low weight engine and suspension components are backed up with extensive use of carbon fibre, composites, glass fibre, polypropylene and polycarbonate. The car uses low rolling resistance 19" wheels that, along with the weight reduction, mean power assisted steering is unnecessary and deleted from the car - saving yet more weight and reducing power loads on the engine.

The final item in this low emission puzzle is the body restyling that’s reduced its drag coefficiency by as much as 25% to just a mere 0.25 which helps it cleave the air with the minimum of effort again using less fuel in the process

One very noticeable tweak is the deletion of side mirrors instead opting for rear facing cameras mounted in the doors, there are also some minor vertical fins on the headlights which help to redirect the airflow efficiently.

All in all this new 208 is a very good effort in the drive towards lower emission vehicles and can only help to improve the car still yet to come.

The comments above do not necessarily reflect Rivervale's views unless clearly stated.

Car related news
4 September 2013
Written by Rob
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