Zero emissions concept from Peugeot
Practical and safe thanks to its three-wheel drive capability and offering a high level of performance (36 kW / 49 bhp), it offers original versatility and emits only 48 g/km of CO2 in the combined cycle or zero in electric mode, thanks to its innovative hybrid technology.
With its three wheels, this concept is positioned between two clearly distinct worlds: that of the scooter and that of the car.
The HYbrid3 Evolution is a roofl ess version of the HYbrid3 compressor, presented at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. It has in its genes therefore the ability to meet the expectations of different potential customers.
This new “concept-scooter” is based on the far-reaching experience of Peugeot Motorcycles in the world of the scooter and on the superb creative and innovative skills of Automobiles Peugeot stylists and engineers.
With an electric motor in each of its two front wheels and a naturally aspirated engine at the rear, it uses hybrid technology solutions to achieve its 3-wheel drive capability. This new study, following the example of the 100% electric vehicles presented at the last Frankfurt Motor Show (BB1 project and i0n to be launched at the end of 2010), further illustrates Peugeot’s ability to offer a solution perfectly adapted to the diverse needs of urban mobility.
The architecture of the HYbrid3 Evolution is based on the concept of three wheels for stability, safety and maximum driveability. Its width of 82 cm allows it to adapt to urban traffi c while still retaining the effi ciency of a two-wheeler.
Its suspension and structure are designed to accommodate the hybrid technology and the two electric motors in the front wheels. The front suspension, consisting of deformable parallelograms (i.e. wheels that incline) has at its centre a transverse damper for optimal driveability and stability. The suspension assemblies are positioned on the wheel hub. Like a low-slung tubular chassis, reducing the height of the vehicle’s centre of gravity.
For optimal safety the brakes incorporate an ABS system coupled with a linked integral braking system (PBS) which acts simultaneously on the rear wheel and the two front wheels. The braking system operates by means of three ventilated discs and, in addition, via the front electric motors which in this way recover energy to recharge the batteries. This assembly (3 wheels + electric motor braking) also makes it possible to reduce the braking distance by around 30 % compared to a two-wheel scooter equipped with traditional brakes.
Another system contributing to the vehicle’s overall effi ciency is STOP & START. This places the petrol engine on standby when the vehicle is at a standstill (at traffi c lights, a stop sign or in traffi c jams) or when the vehicle is being driven in electric mode.
This technology allows for signifi cant gains in terms of fuel consumption and emissions, especially when traffi c is particularly heavy. It also means that the petrol engine can be restarted instantly and imperceptibly for the driver as and when necessary.
It will be noted that when driven in electric-only mode, the HYbrid3 Evolution is the perfect “good citizen”, as it then produces no CO2 emissions whatsoever and becomes silent.
Finally, the HYbrid3 Evolution keeps fuel consumption in the standardised cycle to a minimum, at 2.0 litres/100 km for 48 g/km of CO2 !
This hybrid technology and its original implementation is one of Peugeot’s technologies of the future. The Marque could for example make it available in different forms with different naturally-aspirated engines, different electric solutions and on any type of vehicle, even the smallest models.
From 2011, the HYbrid4 3008 will be the Group’s fi rst vehicle to be sold with an HDi engine at the front and an electric motor at the rear.
A major player in European mobility for more than 110 years, Peugeot Motorcycles today offers one of the most comprehensive ranges of scooters and mopeds on the market.
A company at the cutting edge of innovation which draws its inspiration from the motor car, Peugeot Motorcycles was the first manufacturer to market the electric scooter, equip its 125 cm3 scooters with ABS as standard, offer a French-built 50 cm3 scooter for less than €1000 and develop the Compressor engine. The Ludix, Satelis and recently launched Vivacity are among the Marque’s successes.
Europe’s third-ranking manufacturer and occupying pole position in France, Peugeot Motorcycles has 4000 points of sale in Europe and 900 employees and sold 136,000 vehicles in 2008 for a turnover of €204 million