The Peugeot 3008 Crossover, with
HYbrid4 technology, is the first diesel ‘Full Hybrid’ production car in
the world’s first diesel full hybrid vehicle - the 3008 HYbrid 4 -
Peugeot will be writing a new chapter in motoring history. The
combination of a fuel efficient 2.0 litre 163 bhp HDi diesel engine and
a 37 bhp electric motor is the optimal combination for a hybrid vehicle.
Unlike previous hybrid vehicles which have chosen to use a less fuel
efficient petrol engine, the Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4’s diesel engine
provides superior Combined Drive Cycle fuel consumption of 74.4mpg, and
CO2 emissions of 99g/km.
The use of diesel hybrid technology
also brings a range of other benefits:
- High performance combined with
- Freedom and simplicity of use with
the possibility of choosing four different operating modes: ZEV
(Zero Emission Vehicle), Four-wheel drive, Auto and Sport
- Silent operation, when driving in
electric only mode
- Peace of mind offered by the
safety inherent in a four-wheel drive vehicle
- Environmental friendliness with CO2
emissions from 99g/km
The Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4 is designed to
appeal to demanding, technophile customers who are in search of a
rewarding and original vehicle.
In terms of performance, the Peugeot
3008 HYbrid4 benefits from the combined power of the HDi diesel engine
and electric motor during acceleration and when an immediate surge of
power is required (the "boost" function). The maximum combined power
output is 200 bhp, 163 bhp from the 2.0 litre HDi FAP diesel engine and
37 bhp from the electric motor. A maximum torque of 500 Nm is
available, split with 300Nm at the front from the HDi diesel engine and
200 Nm at the rear generated by the electric motor.
To manage all the available performance
a control selector mounted on the centre console enables the driver to
choose between four different operating modes.
- “Auto” mode:
the entire system is automatically controlled, including operation
of the HDi diesel engine and the electric motor. This provides
optimal driving for fuel consumption and dynamic performance
- “ZEV” mode
(Zero Emission Vehicle) provides access to an extensive all-electric
mode. Activation of the HDi diesel engine is programmed to coincide
with only more sustained phases of acceleration. This requires the
high-voltage batteries to be sufficiently charged and turns the
vehicle into a “city run-around” par excellence due to the total
absence of noise and emissions.
- Four-wheel drive
mode (4WD) instructs both power
trains to operate together as far as possible; the rear wheels are
driven by the electric motor and the front wheels by the HDi diesel
engine. It offers peace of mind, safety, improved driveability and
accentuates the vehicle’s dynamic character. At low speed it allows
"all-terrain" capabilities equivalent to those of an SUV. The driver
will, therefore, no longer be concerned by the prospect of a
slippery track or a snowbound uphill drive to a ski resort
- Sport" mode
favours quicker gear changes at higher engine speeds than normal
mode. In this mode, the notion of “controlled power” comes into its
own, coupling the diesel engine with the electric motor provides
more dynamic performance, optimally distributed and transmitted to
the road by the four wheel drive for a level of stability and
driveability that will appeal to motoring enthusiasts.
With the Peugeot 3008 equipped with
HYbrid4 technology, the aim is to appeal to customers who expect both
environmental-friendliness and technological sophistication, and also
genuine driving enjoyment.
Indeed, as well as the social benefit
of the steep reduction in fuel consumption, the level of performance
provided by this technology will delight even the most demanding
customers in terms of road holding, responsiveness, driveability, peace
of mind regardless of road conditions and the possibility of enjoying
silent operation in town in the all-electric mode.
HYbrid4 technology brings together
Peugeot’s best technologies and experience: HDi diesel engines, electric
vehicle knowledge, second-generation Stop & Start and
electronically-controlled sequential manual gearboxes.
The “hybrid” power train simply
combines an HDi diesel engine and an electric motor. With their
exceptional efficiency, HDi diesel engines are thermodynamically more
efficient than a petrol engine and offer a 30% reduction in fuel
consumption. Clearly the HDi diesel engine is the best internal
combustion engine choice.
For the “electric” component, Peugeot
has historical expertise in the field of electric vehicles. To date, the
106 Electric, marketed between 1995 and 2003, remains the world’s best
selling zero emissions car (in total nearly 10,000 vehicles were
produced). At the end of 2010, Peugeot will become the first to launch a
latest-generation 100% electric vehicle in Europe, the Peugeot i0n.
Pursuing the common sense approach of
capitalising on the best existing components and expertise, it was only
natural to use Peugeot’s electronically-controlled 6-speed manual
gearbox, not only for its engine management capabilities but also for
its ability to optimise fuel consumption. To improve performance even
further a second-generation STOP & START system is also used.
The choice of hybrid architecture was
also guided by the search for optimal efficiency and consistency. Hybrid
technology uses two power trains which can operate alternately or
- The HDi diesel engine operates in
its most optimal operating window on longer, out-of-town journeys.
A diesel engine still remains the most efficient and versatile
choice to power any vehicle
- The electric motor takes over from
the HDi diesel engine in phases of lower power demands, particularly
when pulling away, driving at low speed and decelerating (for energy
recovery). These are precisely the features that characterise urban
Changeover from the HDi diesel engine
to the electric motor occurs automatically, due to a STOP & START system
which places the HDi diesel engine in standby and restarts it as and
when conditions require (the operation of the accelerator pedal, low
battery charge level, etc…).
The two power sources also complement
each other in certain driving conditions ("boost" effect during hard
acceleration, or when overtaking another vehicle, for example). The
performance of the HYbrid4 is therefore directly comparable to that
obtained with a single HDi diesel engine of a much higher capacity, with
good levels of responsiveness backed by a real breakthrough in terms of
reduced fuel consumption and CO2 emissions (around 35 % less
in the combined cycle for equivalent performance).
The electric motor and its ancillary
equipment (inverter, converter, etc) are fitted at the rear of the
vehicle. This provides a number of advantages not only in terms of
customer benefits and it also helps reduce costs and optimise the
The original layout of the Hybrid4
system allows for the possibility of four-wheel drive. The HDi diesel
engine drives the front wheels, while the electric motor (in the rear
drive train) drives the rear wheels.
Everything is controlled electronically
("by wire") and there are no mechanical links between the front and the
rear drivetrains. This gives the system many advantages over a
"traditional" mechanical system.
- No structural constraints
affecting the layout and design within the passenger compartment
- 4x4 and environmental-friendliness
are no longer contradicting terms
The installation at the rear, of all
the vehicle’s “electrical components”, has further technical and
Firstly, it avoids the need for any
major redesign of the vehicle’s engine compartment, while also improving
weight distribution. It also leaves intact the possibility of using a
range of different capacity engines, for possible future introduction.
Secondly, this architecture is achieved
by means of the use of a simple and compact rear module containing the
electric motor, its ancillary equipment and also the rear drive train
The costs of the rear module are,
therefore, reduced because of the technical possibility of deploying the
same HYbrid4 technology into different market segments, in different
body shapes, etc…, regardless of the type of internal combustion engine
A real breakthrough in terms of
reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, while improving
dynamic performance levels, providing four-wheel drive and an electric
only mode, HYbrid4 technology brings a number of benefits without
Furthermore, the driveability, safety
and eco-efficiency of the system are based on simple, reasonable and
consistent technological choices.
The Peugeot 3008 Crossover was chosen
as the first application of this innovative technology.
The Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 – In Detail
The 3008 HYbrid4 will be produced in
France and marketed in the spring of 2011 in Europe.
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