Peugeot Goes Green
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.
Peugeot: A Hybrid Pioneer
In 1941, Peugeot introduced the VLV, which is considered as the first ever electric-powered vehicle in the world. As you can see, Peugeot has always been on the lookout for technologies that can improve the quality, functionality, and reliability of cars. More importantly, the brand has always been a pioneer in creating technical innovations directed towards saving the environment. Today, Peugeot continues to exert efforts that are directed to making their automobiles more environment friendly, and this can be seen in its Hybrid line.
Peugeot proudly offers its hybrid cars as something that can provide car owners the best of both worlds. You see, even if their hybrids are eco friendly, they remain reliable and powerful just like Peugeot's normal line of vehicles. Hybrid vehicles generally help the environment by producing lower CO2 emissions and reducing running costs. However, Peugeot hybrids standout from the rest because they are equipped with the Hybrid4 technology, which provide four types of driving modes namely the Auto, ZEV (Zero Emissions Vehicle), 4WD, and Sport. To select which driving mode you want to use, you can simply choose by using the selection dial located on the central console of the car.
The Hybrid4 technology is another first by the brand. This particular technology combines the use of diesel and electricity all in one car. With this innovation, car drivers can easily choose whether they want to use a diesel engine or an electric motor, depending on what best fits their driving applications. The diesel engine is placed at the front and it's the one that runs the front wheels. This mode works perfectly well when driving on main roads and highways. On the other hand, the electric motor is located at the rear and it controls the rear wheels. This particular mode produces lower power and lower speeds, so it's ideal to use in smaller streets. The switch between engine and motor is done in an instant all thanks to Peugeot's Stop and Start technology. This innovation is powered by a reliable alternator that turns the engine on and off automatically.
Seeing Peugeot's current line of hybrid vehicles and the technological advancements that come with them, it is very exciting to see what the brand has in store for the years to come.