2010 Peugeot HYbrid3 Evolution Concept review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 11 November 2009 , 21:11:13 byVeronica

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Peugeot HYbrid3 Evolution Concept

Peugeot is presenting the new Hybrid3 Evolution concept at the 67th Milan International Cycle and Motorbike Show in November. This new concept is based on the far-reaching experience of Peugeot Motorcycles in the world of the scooter and on the superb creative and innovative skills of Automobile Peugeot stylists and engineers. It has an electric motor in each of its two front wheels and a naturally aspirated engine at the rear and it uses hybrid technology solutions to achieve its 3-wheel drive capability. The architecture of the Hybrid3 Evolution has as base the concept of three wheels for stability, safety and maximum driving capability. Its suspension and structure are designed to accommodate the hybrid technology and the two electric motors in the front wheels. For optimal safety, the brakes incorporate an ABS system coupled with a linked integral braking system which acts simultaneously on the rear wheel and the two front wheels. The front of the concept suggests modernity, with panels of light emitting diodes located on either side of the base of the front windscreen. The petrol engine develops 41 BHP and then sends it to the rear wheels. In addition to the rear-wheel drive, the vehicle has also another drive mode. The electric motors are powered by lithium-ion batteries which can be recharged by an energy recovery system active during deceleration and braking. The carmaker also offers the Start and Stop function for more efficiency. This technology allows for significant gains in terms of fuel consumption and emissions, especially when traffic is quite heavy. Starting 2011, the Hybrid4 3008 will be the first vehicle of the Group to be sold with an HDi engine at the front and an electric motor at the rear.