In the face of current environmental and fuel economy challenges, PEUGEOT considers innovation to be a major area of differentiation and establishes itself as a leader in numerous technologies for reducing the impact on the environment.The Marque's aim is to have a wide range of technologies available to fulfil many customer requirements in terms of performance (driving pleasure and fuel economy), use (urban, multi-purpose, inter-urban), price and geographic coverage.
European leader in 2012 with CO2 of 121.5g/km, in 2013 PEUGEOT is reducing the weighted average emissions of CO2 of its European range still further. At the end the May this stands at 116.3g/km.
New technologies will allow it to achieve the ambitious CO2 policy target of 95g per kilometre on the weighted average of the new vehicles sold in Europe in 2020 and offer particularly economical engines with 2.0 l/100km (141mpg).
BlueHDi: exclusive diesel emission control technology extended to the entire range from 2013.
HDi Diesel: an engine of the future to fulfil the challenges of reducing CO2 emissions
The HDi Diesel engine has better energy efficiency than a petrol engine. With equivalent performance, it consumes approximately 25% less fuel, which equates to a reduction in CO2 emissions of around 15%.
The Diesel engine remains an essential means of reaching the ambitious CO2 policy target of 95g per kilometre on weighted average of new vehicles sold in Europe in 2020.
PEUGEOT, leader in the elimination of particulates
The DPF is a mechanical system which permanently traps all particulates in all conditions of use of the vehicle, as soon as the engine starts, hot or cold, in town, on a main road or on the motorway. They are then burned automatically during 'regeneration', with no effect on the operation of the vehicle.
Unlike its competitors who have opted for catalysed filters, PEUGEOT uses a DPF with additive. It offers better performance due to regeneration which is four times faster than the catalysed filters, permitting optimum operation in all driving conditions, including in town, and limiting the consumption of fuel linked with the injections which are essential to ensure the regeneration of the catalysed filters. PEUGEOT's technology using additive even contributes to reducing the fraction of NO2 contained in the NOx
BlueHDi: a new technological lead in diesel emission control
BlueHDi is the most effective diesel emission control system on the market in terms of reduction of pollutant emissions including nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulates.
To retain its leadership as regards environmental efficiency, PEUGEOT - again the first - is choosing to extend the BlueHDi technology to its entire diesel range from the end of 2013.
BlueHDi is the unique combination of oxidation catalysis, SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) and the DPF with additive. This unprecedented installation of the SCR positioned upstream of the DPF with additive at once reduces emissions of NOx (nitrogen oxides) by up to 90%, eliminates 99.9% of particulates by number and optimises CO2 emissions and fuel economy by up to 4% (compared to the Euro 5 diesel engines).
BlueHDi already amply complies with the Euro 6 standard - applicable to new vehicles from September 2014 and to all vehicles from September 2015 - due to its operational efficiency.
HYbrid Air: a key step towards the heart of the range hybrid
With the HYbrid Air technology, PEUGEOT is innovating once more in the interests of the environment and of its customers in all of its markets. In fact, this new drivetrain combines petrol and compressed air to address the growing challenges facing the motor industry.
It is an essential step towards the goal of reducing fuel consumption to just 2.0l/100km (141mpg). To achieve this, it will be combined with the continuous improvement of the engines and the reduction in weight permitted by new platforms.
The specification for this technology had clear objectives: substantial reduction of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, on all continents, by means of an affordable technology, which can be applied to the private and light commercial vehicles of the B and C segments.
To fulfil this specification, the HYbrid Air unites tried and tested technologies: a new generation of 3-cylinder petrol engines and compressed air.
Three modes: Air (ZEV), Petrol, Combined
The ECU software will control the two sources of energy to achieve the best overall efficiency possible according to the situation. The switch between the three modes available is completely transparent to the driver.