Peugot Sport Unveils 908 HYbrid4 at Geneva Auto Show

Peugeot 908 HYbrid4

In brief: Peugeot unveiled the 908 in February, but only hinted at the hybrid version which has now been unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show.

Vehicle in the news

Make/Model: 908 HYbrid4

Manufacturer: Peugeot

The word

Peugeot 908 HYbrid4 diesel-electric hybrid

The diesel-electric hybrid 908 was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show to a stunned audience. Also announced were some ambitious plans for the 2011 racing season.

The first demonstration hybrid car from Peugeot came out in 2008 at Silverstone. The technology has seen improvements since. The new HYbrid4 system recovers kinetic energy from braking and feeds it into the driveline to improve the powertrain's efficiency.

The boost is capable of up to 60kW (80 horsepower) and can store up to 500kJ into lithium-ion batteries.

Another feature is the ability to run all-electric at slow speeds, such as when entering the pit or being moved about pre-race. All of this means that the 908 HYbrid4 will use less fuel overall, making it more efficient.

And so ...

We'll find out just how much more when it enters its first race, the pre-Le Mans 24 Hours test at the French circuit on April 24.

Photo credits: Peugeot Sport

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