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Peugeot 208 HYbrid FE at Geneva Motor Show, 100 mpg

The New Peugeot 208 HYbrid FE, Almost as Fast, but Twice as Efficient as this 208 GTi!
The New Peugeot 208 HYbrid FE, Almost as Fast, but Twice as Efficient as this 208 GTi!

In a press release before the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, Peugeot has let loose a few details on their latest hybrid, the 208 HYbrid FE Concept, as well as a couple of others.

They’ll be showcasing 31 models at the show, and the lineup is impressive. Even more impressive are the technical specifications of the 208 HYbrid FE Concept vehicle, claiming over 100mpg.

In order to maximize fuel economy, Peugeot has been working with multiple companies to increase efficiency. The body has been optimized aerodynamically and, due to the use of more composite and polycarbonate materials, is about 440lbs lighter.

The concept will also feature composite suspension components and wheels mounted with low-rolling-resistance tires. The diesel-hybrid drivetrain, consisting of a three-cylinder diesel engine mated to an electric-motor gearbox and rechargeable battery pack, has been perfected through endurance competitions and special engine lubricants developed by Total Lubricants.

The result of all these weight-saving and performance-enhancing measures is clear in the specifications claimed by Peugeot, including acceleration from zero-to-60 in 8.0s, which is just shy of the 208 Gti equipped with a turbocharged 1.0ℓ turbodiesel. At the same time, though, the 208 HYbrid FE Concept is expected to emit half the emissions, just 17lbs/100mi of carbon dioxide. If you consider that the Toyota Prius Plug-In, rated at 95mpgE, emits 29lbs/100mi of carbon dioxide, then the 208 HYbrid FE rates somewhere over 100mpg.

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