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10/06/2013 | Paris

On 10 June 2013, PSA Peugeot Citroën received the Technologies of the Future Award from French insurance company MAAF for its petrol/compressed air Hybrid Air innovation, which represents a major milestone towards the 2l/100km car.

Hybrid Air technology has also been recognised with the Innovation Award at the 2013 Fleet World Honours and the Engine Technology Development of the Year Award for Group partner Bosch.

These European awards from automobile journalists reflect the breakthrough provided by this innovation in the drive to deliver an environmentally friendly car.

Hybrid Air is a completely new petrol/compressed air technology for a batteryless full-hybrid powertrain. The system comprises a petrol engine, a compressed air energy storage unit, a hydraulic pump/motor unit and an automatic transmission.

In particular, jury members were impressed by Hybrid Air's ability to adapt to different driving styles, as the engine can select from one of three modes autonomously: air power (zero emission), petrol power or combined power.

Hybrid Air positions PSA Peugeot Citroën as the global leader in this technology, with an affordable core model offering that delivers lower fuel consumption and ease of use.
Each year, the Group allocates considerable sums to reducing the CO2 emissions of the vehicles its sells with the goal of offering a clean car for every type of use. New advances in powertrain technology, combined with initiatives to reduce vehicle weight and enhance aerodynamics, have made PSA Peugeot Citroën the European leader in low-carbon vehicles, with average emissions of 122.5 g/km.

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