Peugeot in partnership with Total, presented an unprecedented “laboratory car” equipped with mechanical hybrid made on the basis of the recent 208 supermini. Christened Peugeot 208 hybrid FE – the new prototype of the Lion House promises miracles: the Manufacturer in fact declares a combined fuel economy of just 1.9 l/100 km, while emissions of CO2 are of just 46 g / km.
It is a real record for a vehicle full hybrid non-plug-in gasoline, both in terms of consumption, but also in terms of reduction of polluting emissions of CO2, considering the fact that the objective of the French manufacturer is stated in occasion of the last Geneva Motor Show which was to reach an emission of 49g/km of CO2.
Compared to the Peugeot 208, this one is equipped with the 1.0-liter VTi engine 68 hp where the fuel consumption were literally cut in half, but not the performance, as demonstrated in times of acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h equal to 8 seconds. To achieve this amazing result and Total Peugeot engineers have worked on the aerodynamics of the car, with an improvement of 25% of the latter, having reduced the mass of the car by 20%, not to mention the reduction in consumption of 10% relative to the engine, while the optimization of the hybrid system with energy recovery device has been improved by 20%.