A lot of carmaker will present their latest achievements at the 2013 edition of the Geneva Motor Show. One of them is the French manufacturer Peugeot which will introduce the new 208 Hybrid E Concept. The French engineers have tried to improve the energy performance of the model and so, it is now capable of accelerating from 0 to 62 mph in 8.0 seconds and to emit 49 g/km CO2.
The new concept also gets the latest innovations n terms of aerodynamics, weight-saving and drive trains. To be really honest, the performance of this concept can be achieved without the use of a top-up energy source and uses the base of an already very efficient production car, the Peugeot 208. To be sure the project will have great results, the specialists have used as base the very efficient 208 1.0-liter VTi 68BHP, which will be extensively evolved. The most obvious modifications refer to the style and the aerodynamics. The new redesigned 2013 Peugeot 208 Hybrid FE will be more aerodynamic and will have a much lower co-efficient of drag in comparison to the production model. To reduce rolling resistance, the engineers have provided special tires and wheels. One important factor in obtaining great performance is the weight. The specialists want to reduce up to 200 kg.
The model receives power from a unit that combines a 3-cylinder petrol engine and its Electric Gearbox Control gearbox with an electric motor and a battery taken directly from the endurance programmes. To obtain all these, Peugeot is investigation in a range of technologies. They do continuous improvements of the efficiency of the internal combustion engines, with the down-sizing strategy, standardization of use of the particle emission filter, electric drive, the wider use of the Stop & Start technology and so on.
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