• Peugeot to unveil the new 3008 Hybrid4 with a diesel electric hybrid motor

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    Peugeot jumps aboard the hybrid brigade with the new 3008 Hybrid4, the first light-duty diesel hybrid to hit the market. The car is equipped with a conventional 163 horsepower 2.0-liter inline-four diesel engine that powers the front wheels. A 37-horsepower electric motor works the rear wheels. A mechanized six-speed manual gearbox controlled electrically is used for the diesel drivetrain. The electric engine is hooked on to a 8 kilowatt high-voltage integrated starter-generator that helps charge the nickel-metal hydride battery too. The electric motor when charged can also push ahead the car at lower speeds or be used to switch on to a four wheel drive. Together, the two motors produce as much as 200 hp and 369 pound-feet of torque.

    With a rating of 61.9 miles per gallon in the United States and with CO2 emissions of just 99 grams per kilometer, this Peugeot is sure to win hearts globally.

    Posted in Topics:Transport, Tags: , on August 24, 2010