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Peugeot Lead The Way With Green Car Technology in Europe

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Peugeot are leading the way with their eco-friendly technology which is producing extremely efficient cars. Here are some of their recent achievements…

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:

Hybrid technology

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.

Electric technology

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.

Interested in a Peugeot? Have a look at our Peugeot range available at our Richard Hardie showrooms in Sunderland and Durham, where you might find your perfect eco-friendly car.

Car Finance Options Explained…

Car Finance Options Explained…

Posted on: 21st Jun 2018

Finding the right car that’s suitable for you is an exciting experience but deciding how to pay for your new car can be a challenge as there are various options to choose from, some of which not everyone fully understands. Below we will explain the most popular forms of payment options, to help you decide which one is right for you.

MOT Changes 2018

MOT Changes 2018

Posted on: 19th May 2018

As of 20th May 2018, the MOT test has undergone some of the most significant changes of its near 60-year history. Some of the changes include new defect categories, stricter rules for Diesel car emissions and some cars over 40-year-old will be exempt from the MOT test. The main changes which you need to know about are explained below.

Richard Hardie Durham Supporting Local Hospice

Richard Hardie Durham Supporting Local Hospice

Posted on: 19th Jan 2018

Both the Sales and Service team at Richard Hardie Durham have helped to support St Cuthbert’s Hospice, a local charity offering care services to people with life limiting conditions.

Driving Test Changes In December 2017

Driving Test Changes In December 2017

Posted on: 4th Dec 2017

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) have confirmed that from today (Monday 4th December), changes to the driving test are now in effect.