A hybrid system, broadly defined, is any two power sources that combine to provide torque to drive a car's wheels. While most are hybrid-electric--a combustion engine plus one or two electric motors powered by a battery pack--other types exist as well. France's PSA Peugeot Citroën is experimenting with compressed-air hybrids, and at the upcoming Paris Motor Show, it will unveil a new concept vehicle using that powertrain. DON'T MISS: Peugeot 208 Hybrid Air Latest To Aim For French 117 MPG Target The Citroën C4 Cactus AIRFLOW 2L concept adds the compressed-air hybrid system to the...
Compressed-Air Hybrid Tech: Peugeot To Offer In 2016 On Subcompacts
Last year French automaker PSA Peugeot-Citroen launched a whole new take on the hybrid system: Hybrid Air. While previous air-powered cars have had little more substance than the air that drives them along, the French carmaker's system is set to appear in actual Peugeot production cars over the...Antony Ingram
Citroen C3 Hybrid Air Concept: 2013 Geneva Motor Show
French automaker Citroen has long been a pioneer of automotive technology, from headlights that turn as you steer on the Citroen DS, to hydropneumatic suspension so smooth it was licensed by Rolls-Royce. Its latest development, "Hybrid Air" technology, is possibly the most intriguing innovation...Antony Ingram
Peugeot, Citroen Research Compressed Air Energy Storage For Hybrids
Air-powered cars are a familiar source of amusement within the green car fraternity, an ideal example of a concept that would be wonderful if it worked, but simply isn't viable in the real-world. Up until now, the compressed air car has been... well, a load of hot air. Undeterred, French automaker...Antony Ingram