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Peugeot Citroen to introduce compressed air hybrid by 2016

Peugeot Citroen to introduce compressed air hybrid by 2016 | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it

PSA’s Hybrid Air technology is similar to current battery electric hybrid vehicles, such as the Toyota Prius, but it uses compressed air for energy storage rather than batteries. A hydraulic pump/motor unit recovers energy generated by the ICE and from braking and deceleration, storing it in a compressed air energy storage unit.

 

PSA says for city driving, its Hybrid Air system provides fuel savings of 45 percent and increases a vehicle’s range by 90 percent compared to conventional engines with the same power rating.

 

In standard body styles, such as the Citroen C3 and Peugeot 208, the company says the system achieves certified fuel consumption (combined cycle) figures of 2.9 l/100 km...


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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, January 27, 2013 12:48 AM

This technology has been in development for over a decade and is technologically well in hand. The decision to use compressed air as an assist to a normal gasoline motor eliminates concerns of short range. The fact that a major manufacturer gets in on the game means we will soon see some of those cars on the road.

Stephane Bilodeau's curator insight, January 27, 2013 8:02 AM

"...with a few exceptions, such as Volvo’s Air Motion Concept, major automotive manufacturers have generally shied away from such technology.


PSA Peugeot Citroen is bucking this trend with its “Hybrid Air” powertrain that addresses the limited range of compressed air energy storage technology by combining it with a gasoline powered internal combustion engine (ICE).


The company plans to have Hybrid Air powered vehicles on the road by 2016."

John Zulaikha's curator insight, January 27, 2013 6:11 PM

compressed air hybrid ICE car increases travel distances by 90% - breaking stores energy as compressed air.

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Danish start-up Floating Power Plant’s hybrid wave+wind floating test plant

Danish start-up Floating Power Plant’s hybrid wave+wind floating test plant | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it
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Overestimated, maybe, but plug-in vehicles shouldn’t be underestimated

Overestimated, maybe, but plug-in vehicles shouldn’t be underestimated | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it
Think about it: If plug-in vehicles are such a dud, as some critics contend, why are more models hitting the market each year? Why does the number of charging stations continent-wide continue to grow? Why does innovation around electric vehicles – batteries, charging systems, electrical systems—continue to flourish?
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