12.9.2012 Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 achieves 80.7mpg
Peugeot's 3008 HYbrid4, the world's first diesel-hybrid crossover, is now available with even better fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions, reduced from 99 g/km to just 91 g/km.
Although it has been used by other manufacturers, such as Citroen with the DS5, the HYbrid4 drive train was originally developed by Peugeot.
The 3008 uses an HDi 163 bhp diesel engine powering the front wheels and a 37 bhp electric motor for the rear wheels – so combining 200bhp, four-wheel drive, with Auto, Sport and ZEV modes.
Peugeot has gained a wealth of experience during the development of three full hybrid diesel models in their range – the 3008 HYbrid4, 508 RXH and 508 Saloon HYbrid4. However, since the launch of these models, Peugeot engineers have identified aspects of the drive train design that introduce further optimisation.
New management software for the hybrid engines, including a number of improvements, has been developed. These changes, which optimise the phases of energy recovery and the management of the batteries, allowed new savings to be made in CO2 emissions and fuel consumption. These benefits are most marked in an urban driving environment.
The 3008 HYbrid4 is now type-approved on the combined cycle at 91 g/km achieving 80.7 mpg for the version fitted with very low rolling resistance Energy Saving 16 inch tyres. The models fitted with other tyre sizes (16 inch 'Mud & Snow', 17 inch or 18 inch) also see their CO2 emissions reduced to below the 100 g/km mark.
For company car users and operators, the three HYbrid4 models offer very attractive advantages, benefitting from the best possible environmental and fiscal position. Low Benefit in Kind (BIK) taxation rates of 10% are attached to the 3008 HYbrid4 and the 508 Saloon HYbrid4, with the 508 RXH being a little higher at 12%. For companies, the vehicles attract the possibility of 100% Capital Write Down Allowance in the first year.
For private buyers, the sub 100 g/km figures mean that the models are exempt from paying road tax and London congestion charge. The high fuel economy drive train also means that fuel costs will be kept low, without any compromise to vehicle performance.
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