Peugeot-Citroen unveil dual-mode plug-in Hybrid

Recently, the French car manufacturers revealed its Hybrid Air technology and new e-HDI micro hybrid technology at its latest Innovation Day held at the company’s R&D centre, in Velizy, France.

Taking the spotlight at the show, however, was the group’s new plug-in hybrid, labelled the HYdole.

The HYdole is designed to be almost fully electric, whilst producing zero emissions during 80 percent of daily trips – as well as being capable of a range of 500km.

With such a low level of emissions and an affordable total cost of ownership, the HYdole hybrid really does meet the ethical needs of tomorrow’s motorist.

The Peugeot-Citroen group has said that the reason behind this innovation is ‘to test the potential uses of the vehicle of the future’, as well as ‘to conduct studies into a primarily electric hybrid vehicle meeting customers’ requirements in terms of range, comfort and accessibility’.

The group further added that the HYdole model is ‘a dual-mode plug-in hybrid demonstration vehicle delivering a relaxing electric driving experience’.

ITalking about the HYdole hybrid, the Peugeot-Citroen group state that the vehicle has numerous benefits for potential users, especially when compared to previous hybrid cars.

As previously mentioned, the HYdole features a range of around 500km, which is considerably greater than the range of the average electric car – around 130km.

In addition, the model features fast and easy charging in just five hours from a domestic 16A socket. Interior space and boot space were not compromised in the making of the car, with comfort also being a primary factor featured in the vehicle.

In addition to the HYdole hybrid vehicle, the Peugeot-Citroen group also introduced its Hybrid Air technology, which they say can reduce fuel consumption by as much as 30 per cent.

Also, the group revealed its next-generation mild hybrid technology which they also say could reduce fuel consumption by between 10 and 15 per cent, compared to an equivalent engine.

Known as the Eco Hybrid system, it would also be able to slash CO2 emissions by around 15g/km – when compared to its current e-HDI technology. The system will also be compatible with both petrol and diesel engines.

Both Peugeot and Citroen have previously experimented in the electric market – Citroen with the C-Zero and Peugeot with the iOn, amongst others.

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