Designed by the French hybrid technology pneumatic hybrid car, where instead of the electric motor used Pneumopumps promises impressive fuel economy. However, concern PSA for its implementation required technology partners.
Peugeot and Citroen have no money for development pneumatic hybrid car
The reason that Peugeot-Citroen have requested help, just turned out that bringing technology to the stage of mass production requires significant financial investments, opportunities for which there is no concern. Head of Department of Development Concern Gilles Le Borgne said the publication Autocar, that the main problem is the use of technology in pneumatic hybrid car set of components that have not previously been used in the automotive industry.
These include, for example, hydraulic drives, special gearboxes and tanks for air which could withstand a pressure of 300 bar. Thus, to economically justify the introduction of this system into production, the company must sell at least half a million a year pnevmogibridov. And at this level of production has yet to come out.
Therefore PSA concluded that the development of the system requires a technology partner that would take some of the costs. Currently, searches are conducted through the company Bosch, a supplier of components to the conveyors PSA. But the French are disappointed that the flow has not yet been willing, though Peugeot, Citroen and a fully functioning prototypes pneumatic hybrid car.