Monday, August 30, 2010

Peugeot 3008, with HYbrid4 technology

The Peugeot 3008, with HYbrid4 technology, is the first diesel “Full Hybrid” production car to be marketed in the world. It is also an original and virtuous association of diesel and electric power.

It must also provide new driving sensations, improved driveability and improved driving enjoyment.

high performance combined with high levels of driveability,
In terms of performance, the 3008 HYbrid4 can benefit from the combined power of the HDi diesel engine and electric motor during acceleration, for an immediate surge in power (“boost” function). The maximum combined power output can then reach 147 kW (200bhp) through the addition of 120 kW (163 bhp) from the 2.0 litre HDi FAP diesel engine and the temporary peak of the electric motor (27 kW, or 37 bhp). This allows optimal driving with a mix of low fuel consumption and dynamic driveability,
“ZEV” mode (Zero Emission Vehicle) provides access to an extensive all-electric mode. The driver can apply this mode to drive discreetly around town or demonstrate the silence of the vehicle in electric mode, etc,
Four-wheel drive mode (4WD) instructs both power trains to operate together as far as possible; the rear wheels are then driven by the electric motor and the front wheels by the HDi diesel engine. Offering peace of mind, safety and driveability, four-wheel drive accentuates the vehicle’s dynamic character. “Sport” mode favours quicker gear changes at higher engine speeds than normal mode. HYbrid4 technology is based on the combined use of the best technologies developed by Peugeot’s engineers: diesel engine, electric motor, second-generation STOP & START and an electronically-controlled sequential manual gearbox.

The “hybrid” power train basically combines a diesel engine and an electric motor. Initially, Peugeot has relied logically on the recognised expertise of the PSA Peugeot Citroën Group in the field of diesel engines with HDi FAP technology. expertise in the field of electric vehicles. Hybrid technology uses two power trains which can operate alternately or simultaneously:
the HDi diesel engine operates in its most optimal operating window on longer, out-of-town journeys. A diesel engine still remains the most efficient and versatile choice to power any vehicle,
French automaker PSA Peugeot Citroen SA will launch its first diesel-electric hybrid: Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4, at the Guangzhou Auto Show starting December 21, 2010, Media reported Wednesday.
Peugeot says the 3008 Hybrid4 is capable of a total combined output of 150kW and a combined maximum torque of 500Nm: 300Nm at the front wheels and 200Nm at the rear.

Changeover from the HDi diesel engine to the electric motor occurs automatically, thanks to a STOP & START system which places the HDi diesel engine in standby and restarts it as and when conditions require (accelerator pedal usage, low battery charge level, etc),

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