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Diesel hybrid gives Peugeot a world first

Published 25/08/2010 | 05:00

PEUGEOT this week unveiled the first production diesel electric hybrid, due here late next summer or autumn.

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The 3008 Hybrid4 has a 2-litre HDi diesel (163bhp) with stop-start technology and a 37bhp electric motor.

The intriguing thing is that the diesel engine powers the front wheels while the electric motor drives the rear wheels.

According to the French maker, its world-first combination means drivers can get as much as 74.4mpg while CO2 emissions are 99g/km.

According to Peugeot, that's 30pc better than the figures for a petrol-electric hybrid.

There are four different driving modes in the 3008 Hybrid4. They include Auto, Sport, four-wheel-drive and an all-electric mode called ZEV (Zero Emissions Vehicle).

Irish Independent

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