The Peugeot 208 HYbrid FE Concept combines 49g/km CO2 emissions with a 0 to 62mph time of just 8 seconds.
The project is based on the 208 1.0-litre VTi 68bhp. The 208 HYbrid FE will be more aerodynamic with a much lower co-efficient of drag (Cd) than that of the production model, while retaining its occupant space. Special tyres and wheels will contribute to reduce rolling resistance.
The weight reduction will be a major contributor to the performance. Peugeot, working with Total , expects to achieve a 200kg reduction in the weight of the vehicle. Hutchinson and CCP Composites, subsidiaries of the Total Group, will contribute their expertise in composite materials and polycarbonates. These will be used for the body panels, the windows and also in the passenger compartment.
The 208 HYbrid FE will also innovate with its hybrid drivetrain . The power unit combines a 3-cylinder petrol engine and its EGC (Electronic Gearbox Control) gearbox with an electric motor and a battery. The engine will be adapted for this new application with special thermo-management and combustion cycle, reduction of friction, reduced weight of the reciprocating gears and of the cylinder head.
Total provides Peugeot and its networks worldwide with FE (Fuel Economy) lubricants designed to reduce vehicle consumption by reducing friction in the engine. Over the last ten years, Total lubricants have contributed to a 5% reduction in the emissions of CO 2
on Peugeot vehicles.
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