The Peugeot 208 HYbrid FE gets down to 1.9 l/100 km So now what?

Peugeot-208-HYbrid-FE-260813-700-11The experiment of Peugeot Sport and Total to give birth to Peugeot 208 HYbrid amply FE has failed to meet its goals to reach 46 grams of CO2 per kilometer, equivalent to fuel consumption of 1.9 l/100 km This means say that the goal set to approve 49 grams of CO2, 2.1 l/100 km (NEDC), and a time of 8 seconds for 0-100 km / h has been well exceeded.

So now what? The Peugeot 208 HYbrid FE seems to have fulfilled its goal of technological showcase for Peugeot. This ambitious project has demonstrated the ability of evolution of the firm through the synergy between various departments where, away from betting on electric propulsion as the only way of efficiency, has relied on improving different elements and disciplines to achieve a result all very interesting.

Peugeot-208-HYbrid-FE-260813-700-10The project HYbrid FE Peugeot 208 confirmed us during our visit to the headquarters of Peugeot Sport in Paris, this prototype would not be kept in the drawer of forgotten projects, it would become the starting point of new research and development projects. The idea seems to be very clear given the conception of the project: hybrid yes, but backed with significant improvements in different areas.

Thus we can understand that Peugeot can evolve its current hybrid product strategy towards a less conventional approach. The plug-in hybrid will take to reach PSA, it is much potential still lies the commitment to reducing weight, optimizing mechanical VTi and THP recent batch and hybrid propulsion based on a reduced energy capacity in exchange for not ballast offer whole.

Besides the role of Peugeot, companies like Total in the section on friction loss reduction and use of composite materials, Alcon braking system or Michelin tires has developed specific low friction in measuring 145/65 R19, have managed to extract the Peugeot 208 HYbrid FE an excellent opportunity to develop future products.

Peugeot-208-HYbrid-FE-260813-700-02The Peugeot 208 HYbrid costs can hover easily FE 5 Million Euros, extracted ballpark figure responsible for the project in small committee. However, Peugeot and Total did not hesitate to establish a margin of 10 to 15 years to see in production many of the solutions shown in this first prototype, understanding project costs as an investment. Massive use of reinforced polymers of carbon fiber (CFRP) and glass fiber (GFRP) is the main bet with short term optimization of the mechanical thermal performance offering more than 40% in production vehicles.

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