PSA Peugeot Citroen To Unveil Two Diesel-Electric Hybrids

January 31, 2006 rollout conincides with French president Chirac's call to develop such cars within 10 years and to make them affordable. Current Peugot 307 pictured below.

Published: 06-Jan-2006

PSA Peugeot Citroen will unveil two demonstrator models for diesel-based hybrid cars, which seek to cut emissions and reduce fuel consumption, that the carmaker expects to be on the market from 2010.

France's second-biggest carmaker said on Thursday it would show off a Peugeot 307 and a Citroen C4 demonstration car with a hybrid diesel system on January 31.

The announcement coincides with a call by French President Jacques Chirac to develop such cars within 10 years.


Playing catch-up a decade late, the world's auto giants now find that they have to lease or buy technology from Toyota.

Spc. Jeffrey Hamme and Staff Sgt. Michelangelo Merksamer of HHC, 1/506th Infantry, point out features of the Hybrid Electric Humvee at the AUSA Annual Meeting earlier this month. The two Soldiers participated in a Military Utility Assessment of the prototype vehicle last month at Fort Campbell, Ky.

Ford's 'Hybrid Patrol,' a 10-city initiative this fall that aims to show hybrid drivers how to drive for best fuel economy. EV World photo of Bill and Lisa Hammond on way to first Ford Patrol event in Detroit during stop-over in Omaha.


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