Rivals have steered clear of the solution, largely because it is deemed too expensive.
Jorn Madslien - BBC
- October 1, 2010
Is it too expensive or will customers flock to this solution? --Ed.
The world's first production-ready passenger car powered by both a diesel engine and an electric motor will be shown to the public this Saturday.
The Peugeot 3008 Hybrid 4, revealed at the Paris motor show, is powered by a 163 horsepower diesel engine that drives the front wheels.
In addition, it has a 37 horsepower electric engine that powers the rears.
The car emits less than 100 grammes of carbon dioxide per kilometre, Peugeot says.
Peugeot's 3008 diesel-electric hybrid is noteworthy, but not necessarily because of any revolutionary technology.
Technically, anyone could have done what Peugeot has done, industry observers say, namely combining frugal diesel engines with battery power in order to cut overall emissions.
Indeed, many other carmakers have previously shown similar concepts, indicating that... [Read More]