Peugeot and Future Technology

Here at Peugeot, our engineers are constantly striving to find better solutions and improve our technology, and what better way to
showcase our latest innovations than by unveiling them in all their glory in our stunning range of Peugeot concept cars.

PEUGEOT CONCEPT CARS

/image/00/5/peugeot_concept_cars1.109005.jpg
/image/00/6/peugeot_fractal_concept.109006.jpg

Innovation is written in Peugeot's DNA and is remarkably expressed in our stunning concept cars. These one-of-a-kind, one-shot vehicles are an open playground for the designers' and engineers' freedom of expression. They display their talents and expertise by experimenting new materials, state-of-the-art designs and cutting-edge technology. Check out our latest concepts - the powerful and ultra-efficient 308 R HYbrid, the innovative Traveller i-Lab, and the unique, designed-by-sound, all-electric FRACTAL.

HYBRID AIR

/image/00/7/peugeot_hybrid_air_technology1.109007.jpg

Peugeot is committed to creating an affordable production vehicle capable of achieving in excess of 141mpg and is turning to breakthrough solutions as part of that quest. HYbrid Air technology is a key step towards this objective and establishes Peugeot as a true pioneer.

The Peugeot 2008 HYbrid Air is a concept car which combines a petrol engine and a compressed air powertrain. The latter element recovers energy on braking and deceleration and will be applied to B and C segment Peugeot cars and vans from 2016.

Advanced technologies are also explored in the 208 HYbrid FE ‘demonstrator’, developed by Peugeot in partnership with Total. The car emits just 49g/km of CO2, yet can accelerate from 0-62mph in just 8.0 seconds – almost the same as the GTi!

The impressive result is due to optimised aerodynamic properties, weight reduction from extensive use of composite materials and polycarbonates, plus a petrol/electric drivetrain which combines the 3-cylinder engine and an automated gearbox with an electric motor and battery. The car also features composite suspension and wheels, while special tyres further reduce rolling resistance.

This technology ensures low fuel consumption and radically reduces CO2 emissions.

PURE BLUE AIR PURIFICATION SYSTEM

/image/00/8/peugeot_pure_blue_air_purification_system.109008.jpg

Pure Blue technology was developed especially for our EXALT Concept Car and ensures maximum comfort for occupants. When stopped, and when the vehicle is empty, Pure Blue purifies the interior of the car by diffusing bacteria and fungicides.

Put simply, it treats the air before it enters the cabin, eliminating volatile organic compounds and fine particles, meaning all occupants can travel in a pure and pleasant atmosphere.