The upcoming diesel-powered 2010 Peugeot 308 Hybrid HDi hatchback will feature an outstanding fuel economy of 83 mpg (just 2.83 l/100km) on the combined cycle and will emit only 90g/km of CO2. For comparison’s sake, the same Peugeot 308 HDi that lacks an auxiliary electric motor consumes whole 6.8 liters of diesel fuel per 100 kilometers (34.5 mpg) combined and exhales around 120 grams of CO2 for every kilometer it travels.
With these numbers, the French diesel-electric hybrid vehicle easily trumps the last year’s hybrid-powered Toyota Prius Touring Edition with its 55 mpg on the same combined cycle and 104g/km of carbon dioxide successfully contributing to Al Gore’s Global Warming™.
Peugeot will take advantage of the upcoming motor show in Frankfurt to display its 2010 Peugeot 308 Hybrid HDi hatchback.
The 308 Hybrid HDi is motivated by a 1.6-liter HDi diesel engine assisted by a 22bhp/59lb-ft electric motor mated to a six-speed electronically-controlled manual gearbox.
Together, these motors provide the car with 132hp of peak power, comparable to that of the Peugeot 308 with the 2.0-liter HDi DPFS 136bhp diesel engine but 38 percent more efficient.
Replacing the traditional gasoline engine with a diesel in a hybrid powertrain, Peugeot further increases fuel efficiency of a hybrid drive.
The vehicle may ride in electric-only mode and complies with the future Euro V standard.
There is still no info about the price, but Peugeot is ready to do its best to keep the cost of the car as closer to the standard diesel-powered Peugeot 308 as possible.