Peugeot has released a new video of the lightweight 208 Hybrid FE concept.
Peugeot has released a new video of the 208 Hybrid FE concept.
Jointly developed with Total, the car was designed to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 8.0 seconds and have CO2 emissions of less than 49g/km.
In order to hit these ambitious targets, the model was equipped with composite body panels, carbon fiber components, a polycarbonate windshield and a lightweight suspension. Thanks to all these modifications, the concept is 20 percent lighter than the standard model.
Designers also added an aerodynamic grille, a rear spoiler and 19-inch wheels with specially developed "Tall & Narrow" Michelin tires. These changes enable the model to have a drag coefficient of less than 0.25.
Under the hood, there's a petrol-electric powertrain that consists of an optimized 1.2-liter VTi three-cylinder engine, an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery. The engine produces 68 HP (50 kW) engine, while the electric motor contributes 40 HP (30kW). This setup enables the model to average 2.1 L/100km (112 mpg US / 134 mpg UK) and have CO2 emissions of 46 g/km.