The Peugeot French based automaker has recently launched the 208 HYbrid Air 2L demonstrator, which is actually a concept car that will see the official day lights at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, this October.
We are talking here about a subcompact car that might be running on air in the near future, an idea launched by Peugeot just a couple of years ago.
The French carmaker is trying thus to find solutions for a decrease in the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, by taking the first steps in creating a unique hybrid running on air.
The Peugeot 208 HYbrid 2L demonstrator will be there in Paris to showcase the carmaker`s intentions of reducing the fuel consumption, with a “revolutionary hybrid air assembly”.
The Peugeot 208 HYbrid 2L demonstrator will carry out a 1.2-liter PureTech 82 BVM5 variant of the 205 model.
The hybrid will use petrol and compressed air, which is stored in a low-pressure tank found under the boot and near the rear axle, serving as an expansion chamber to pump up the air into the motor.