PSA Peugeot Citroën Prototypes

Posted By on February 10, 2006

PSA Peugeot Citroën 7 manual gearbox.

Here is a comparison of the two demostrators being driving in France. Besides being stylish (IMHO) these cars are exceptionally thrifty to drive.

PSA Peugeot Citroën chart

One of the unique features in the Hybrid HDi model is the Stop & Start system. Under normal conditions the vehicle starts with the electric motors starting the TDi engine as needed, but when the high-voltage battery pack is totally flat the vehicle will start on diesel engine only.

PSA Peugeot Citroën 2

Innovative features:

Recovery of kinetic energy during deceleration and braking.
All-electric mode, or Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV), eliminating noise and emissions for urban driving at up to 50 kilometres an hour.
Extended ZEV mode, in which electrical power is used by default, depending on the battery charge level.
For main road and motorway driving, the electric motor can provide a 35% power boost for extra acceleration when needed, thereby enhancing driving comfort.
1.6-litre HDi engine + diesel particulate filter system (DPFS)
Electronically managed gearbox
New-generation Stop & Start system
Electric motor and inverter
High-voltage battery pack
Dedicated control electronics
All-electric mode for speeds under 50 kilometres an hour
Driver selection of extended ZEV mode

PSA Peugeot Citroën may begin to market its Hybride HDi vehicle in 2010.

Multimedia from Jon Fry – see his UK Blog

    Additional Photos

PSA Peugeot Citroën 3

PSA Peugeot Citroën 4

PSA Peugeot Citroën 5

PSA Peugeot Citroën 6

PSA Peugeot Citroën 1

Comments

  • Hank

    Any idea on what the cost will be for this machine???

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