Over the past couple of years we have started to see Peugeot gradually pave the way towards a greener future throughout Europe, with their range of highly-efficient models and innovative technology which produces super-efficient engines.
Let’s have a look at some of Peugeot’s advancements in recent years:
The 2011 the Peugeot 3008 Hybrid 4 was the world’s first production diesel hybrid. The Hybrid 4 system gives the driver four different engine modes to choose from, including ZEV which is the all-electric mode for the true zero emissions experience. This engine enabled the spacious car to achieve amazing results with only 117g/km CO2 emissions and a combined fuel economy of 83mpg.
Also in 2011, Peugeot launched their e-HDi micro-hybrid engine with the Stop & Start system, and since then they continued to develop greener technology to date, with the most recent BlueHDi engine.
Later in 2012, Peugeot launched the 508 RXH, an all-road family estate, which brought home the fact that it can be very affordable to run a car with a BlueHDi engine. The new Peugeot 508 RHX holds a 2.0-litre 163hp diesel engine with a 37hp electric engine that combined has 104g/km CO2 emissions and fuel consumption or 4 litres/100km.
Compiling with Euro 6 emission standards, BlueHDi is Peugeot’s latest development in Diesel engines. The system is designed to eradicate pollutants such as hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide. This makes the engine extremely efficient with CO2 emission as low as 82g/km and even fuel economy reaches up to 91mpg.
The Peugeot 508 Hybrid4 saloon was the next technological advancement where the Hybrid4 system was combined to make the car an all-weather four wheel drive. The diesel engine powers the front wheels and the rear wheels are driven by the electric engine giving the car superb handling capabilities, low emissions and great economy drive.
The car that is leading Peugeot’s electric fleet currently is the iOn which has caught the eye of many metropolitan businesses. The state of the art lithium battery gives the iOn an urban range of around 93 miles and the cute, compact size makes it the perfect car for city driving.
In 2013 Peugeot saw that the commercial market could benefit from utilising the electric technology found in the iOn. The Partner Van was the UK’s best-selling small van, and this led to the new Peugeot Partner Electric Van which combined practicality and it ticked all the boxes at reducing carbon footprints for businesses.