Posted by: bluesyemre | January 26, 2013

PSA Peugeot Citroen, Bosch working on compressed-air, battery-free hybrid

PSA Hybrid Air

  • Nike single-handedly popularized the term “swoosh.” If a new and unexpected project works out as planned, PSA Peugeot Citroen might do the same with “whoosh.” PSA Peugeot Citroen is working on a drivetrain that would hybridize a conventional engine with compressed air in one of the automaker’s B-segment compact hatchbacks. The vehicle, which could go into production as soon as 2016, would include a hydraulic pump that allows the car to run in all-gasoline, all-air or combined (aka “hybrid air”) modes. The system, which is being developed with Bosch, could offer more than 80 miles per gallon (on the more lenient European driving cycle) without the need for a big hybrid battery. PSA Peugeot Citroen is ultimately looking to develop an air hybrid that would get 118 miles per gallon.

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