Feeds

Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4

Driving the world’s first diesel electric hybrid

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Protecting against web application threats using SSL

First look

Reg Hardware Car Week

Car company PRs are always a chirpy bunch, but with a practised eye you can tell when they think they are really on to something. That's currently the case with the folk from Peugeot, who are like a dog with two tails to wag when talking about the new 3008 HYbrid4, the world’s first diesel electric hybrid.

Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 diesel electric hybrid

The world’s first diesel electric hybrid

Before we start to delve deeper into the HYbrid4 system, let me make it clear this is a not a review of the 3008. Peugeot’s big five-door hatch has been knocking about for a couple of years and as far as practical, spacious five-door semi-MPV vehicles go it’s not a bad - though hardly pretty - old bus.

In fact, the 3008 is even less the point here because the HYbrid4 system is modular, so it will start appearing all over the shop and not only in Peugeots - next up will be the Peugeot 508 in high-riding RXH form - but in Citroëns too. Personally, I’d rather like to have it in a Citroën DS4.

Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 diesel electric hybrid

On the outside, the same old 3008 that's been on the road for the last few years

Upfront, the 3008 HYbrid4 has a perfectly normal 163bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel which, as you might expect in this day and age, also has a start/stop system. It’s at the back that the battery-powered voodoo lurks.

Cunningly squeezed in among the rear-suspension members so it doesn't take up any more space than absolutely necessary is a 1.1kWh nickel-metal hydride battery and a 20kW (27bhp) electric motor that drives the rear wheels.

Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 diesel electric hybrid

Not a bad old bus for a five-door mini-MPV

There’s no mechanical linkage between front- and rear-drive wheels at all. Only the cabling to carry power and data runs from fore to aft. There’s no external charge facility, either. That will arrive along with a more powerful lithium-ion battery pack early in 2013 in the plug-in versions of HYbrid4.

Reducing the cost and complexity of web vulnerability management

Next page: Hybrid, high tech

More from The Register

next story
PORTAL TO ELSEWHERE scried in small galaxy far, far away
Supermassive black hole dominates titchy star formation
Boffins say they've got Lithium batteries the wrong way around
Surprises at the nano-scale mean our ideas about how they charge could be all wrong
Edge Research Lab to tackle chilly LOHAN's final test flight
Our US allies to probe potential Vulture 2 servo freeze
Europe prepares to INVADE comet: Rosetta landing site chosen
No word yet on whether backup site is labelled 'K'
Cracked it - Vulture 2 power podule fires servos for 4 HOURS
Pixhawk avionics juice issue sorted, onwards to Spaceport America
Archaeologists and robots on hunt for more Antikythera pieces
How much of the world's oldest computer can they find?
Who wants to be there as history is made at the launch of our LOHAN space project?
Two places available in the chase plane above the desert
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.