When news about global warming hit the newsstands, many were a bit apprehensive at first. However, when climate change became apparent, people were convinced that something had to be done. A lot of people became obsessed with reducing their own carbon footprints even in their own little ways. Today, it's nice to see that a lot of car companies have joined the bandwagon and are doing their own efforts to reduce these harmful emissions that affect the environment and more importantly, people. Peugeot is just one of many automakers in the world who are now doing their best to go green and provide sustainable mobility solutions.
Raising environmental awareness through innovation
There are many ways to raise environmental awareness. To contribute to this cause, Peugeot has devoted over half of the company's research budget in finding ways to build cars that have reduced environmental effects. One of the most recent innovations from the company is the Stop and Start technology. Since 2003, Peugeot has been incorporating their cars with this feature, which is designed to improve aerodynamics and reduce body roll. This technology also uses nothing but green materials or components that are made from organic and recyclable materials.
One of the greenest cars manufactured by the brand to date is the Peugeot 208. This particular model is equipped Peugeot's micro-hybrid e-HDI system, which is one of the latest in engine technology. The company aims to make this vehicle a standard for environmental stewardship. Peugeot is also exerting efforts in manufacturing hybrid diesel engine vehicles that are equipped with the e-HDI and Hybrid4 features. Hybrid4 vehicles consume less fuel compared to other traditional diesel engines and this result to reduced emissions and smoother handling.
Sustainable mobility to a greener future
Back in 1941, Peugeot introduced the VLV?the first ever electric-powered vehicle in the world. This was the beginning of the brand's zero-emission electric cars. Peugeot is also developing the full plug-in hybrid, which is said to be the solution to eliminating carbon emissions. Another goal of the brand is to make efficient vehicles that emit less than 120g/km of CO2. To achieve this, Peugeot continues to adapt its eco-design strategy in making its units.