At the Paris Motor Show later this month Peugeot will reveal the ‘207 EPURE’ concept car – a glimpse of a future 207 model fitted with the latest PSA Peugeot Citroën Group’s fuel cell technology.
The car is powered by an electric motor combined with PSA Peugeot Citroën Group’s new ‘GENEPAC 20’ 20 kW experimental fuel cell which has been designed in partnership with the French AEC (Atomic Energy Commission).
The electricity produced by the fuel cell is used to provide extra power and operating range to the vehicle’s electric motor or the lithium-ion battery. The combination of the fuel cell and the electric powertrain gives the 207 EPURE a range of around 218 miles while providing a maximum speed of 81mph.
The instrument panel provides information for monitoring the battery charge level and the quantity of stored hydrogen onboard, while the colour multi function display mounted in the centre console displays the flow of power between the electric motor, the battery and the fuel cell.
UPDATE 2009: Launch of the Peugot 207 Economique – CO2 emissions of only 99g/km