The French company said its intention to construct a hybrid car, which in one of its cycles will be driven by compressed air.
According to the company , the new technology is called Hybrid Air; perspective it would lead to the consumption of conventional fuels car at two liters per hundred kilometers .
Hybrid Air Systems is scheduled to begin on the machine to install the B-Class in 2016 .
Cars with Hybrid Air technology will be equipped with a conventional three-cylinder internal combustion engine , a hydraulic motor – pump, automatic transmission and storage and compressed air .
Depending on driving style and speeds will automatically select one of the modes : compressed air , gasoline and cooperative.
In the first mode is supposed to complete off the internal combustion engine . With this driving mode , compressed air is supplied from the storage system to the hydraulic motor which then will transmit the rotation to the wheels.
When expenditure of compressed air reserve will be included internal combustion engine for its replenishment . Furthermore, the compressed air supply can be replenished hydraulic motor during braking.
In the drive compressed air quantity of harmful emissions into the atmosphere will be near zero ( completely off at zero internal combustion engines ) .
The first mode will be activated at a speed of less than 70 kilometers per hour. The second mode of operation involves only the internal combustion engine .
It will be invoked only with vigorous acceleration or when driving out of town at a constant speed of more than 70 kilometers per hour.
In combined mode, the hydraulic motor and the internal combustion engine will operate simultaneously , while also providing significant fuel economy and good acceleration .
Such a regime , according to Peugeot, will be used in city driving in the ” stop-start ” . It is expected that 80 percent of the time driving around the city car with Hybrid Air technology will drive by compressed air.
According to preliminary calculations , Hybrid Air will provide a 45 percent fuel savings and 90 percent increase in fuel range compared to conventional cars.
In general, the machine technology Hybrid Air will be significantly quieter than their conventional gasoline counterparts.