2013 Citroen C3 Hybrid Air in Geneva review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 13 March 2013 , 07:03:28 byAngela

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Citroen C3 Hybrid Air in Geneva

This year at the 2013 edition of the Geneva Motor Show, we had the opportunity to see a lot of new, incredible and also unique cars. One of them, with no doubt is the Citroen C3 Hybrid Air. During the event, participants had the opportunity to discover several new technologies developed by PSA Peugeot Citroen to meet challenges facing the car of the future. Here we also have to include urbanization, climate change and also new ways of using vehicles.

The Hybrid Air is a petrol and compressed air full-hybrid solution. This new, innovative technology, which combines a petrol engine and compressed air for energy storage represents a key step towards the 2 l/100 km car by the year 2020. In fact this was not the only solution offered by Peugeot and Citroen, but here we also have to mention the new global modular platform which provides effective solutions in terms of modularity, equipment and carbon reduction. Next on the list we have the Selective Catalytic Reduction which is an innovative technology for eliminating diesel NOx emissions. This year, PSA Peugeot Citroen will introduce selective catalytic reduction to keep its leadership in diesel engine efficiency and lower NOx emissions to the level of petrol engines.

This new technology is able of both eliminate NOx and reduce fuel consumption thanks to the Diesel Particulate Filter. Moving on, we also have to mention the Eco Hybrid solution used on petrol and diesel vehicles in the B, C and D segments to reduce CO2 emissions by 15 g and also reduce the fuel consumption by 15 %. Next we have the Exhaust Gas Recirculation System developed to optimize petrol engine fuel consumption. The last two innovations are the Hydole, an electric hybrid demonstrator and the VelV, the light city electric vehicle.