Peugeot unveils the first-ever production diesel-electric hybrid
30 September 2010

Peugeot has unveiled the first ever production diesel electric hybrid - the 3008 HYbrid4 - at the Paris motor show.

It combines a 2.0-litre 163bhp HDi diesel engine with stop-start that drives the front wheels with a 37bhp electric motor that powers the rear wheels.

See the official pics of the Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4

The powertrains gives the 3008 hybrid headline figures of 74.4mpg, and 99g/km, which Peugeot claims equates to a 30 per cent reduction in fuel consumption over a petrol-electric hybrid.

A maximum 369lb ft of torque is available, split between 221lb ft from the HDi diesel engine and 148lb ft from the electric motor.

The 3008 Hybrid4 has different modes that include Auto, Sport, a four-wheel-drive mode and an all-electric mode called ZEV (Zero Emissions Vehicle) mode.

The Auto mode is designed to optimise fuel consumption and the ZEV mode is similar to the EV mode seen on the Toyota Prius, where the diesel engine is only used for short spurts of acceleration.

Sport mode speeds up the gearshifts from the electronically controlled six-speed sequential manual gearbox.

Read Autocar’s first drive of the Peugeot 3008 1.6 THP 150 Sport

The Nickel Metal Hydride batteries are located under the boot floor, near the electric motor and the link between the front and rear drivetrains is controlled electronically rather than mechanically.

The styling of the 3008 Hybrid4 is subtly different from the standard car. The rear spoiler has been given a two-tone finish with a high-gloss black section, and there is a bar of LEDs in the headlamps providing a daytime lighting.

Inside there is a seven-inch colour display, which provides information on the flow of energy between the two powertrains and the wheels.

Andrew Papworth

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24 August 2010

I wonder what the price premium will be? It will be good to see it rolled out into other cars as well.

I wonder why its got an automated manual transmission. All their hybrid show cars have had this. I cant see why the system wont work with any transmission, and engine configuration.

I assume when fitted with a powered rear axel Peugeots will have independent rear suspension. It would be good if they fitted this when they didnt have the hybrid system fitted.

I look forward to driving one.

24 August 2010

As with other hybrids this will get a £5k discount from the government.

by the time of sale it will be have 4 years before becoming "out of date" when Euro 6 comes in. An early adopters car still.

24 August 2010

[quote beachland2]As with other hybrids this will get a £5k discount from the government.
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As with other hybrids this will NOT get a £5k discount from the government.

24 August 2010

[quote beachland2]

As with other hybrids this will get a £5k discount from the government.

[/quote] No it won't. Only plug in hybrids qualify for the £5k rebate. Hybrids like the Prius and this 5008 do not get it. Interesting to see it is no more efficient than a petrol powered hybrid.

24 August 2010

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i thought the only condition is that the hybrid must be able to run 10 miles on electric only.

but anyway petrol/diesel/electric hybrids are covered by the grant, aswell as hydrogen and hydrogen/electric hybrids.

it's very out of date if it is not covered by the new rules. thats mainly why the prius changed recently to have a plugin so it IS covered by the hybrid 25% grant.

24 August 2010

You are mistaken Beachland. Toyota are doing limited field trials of a plug in variant of the Prius, but you cannot buy it yet. The model that you can actually buy remains limited to a maximum of 1.2 miles on electric only and does not qualify for a £5k discount. Our new Prius arrives in 3 weeks or so.

The £5k is aimed at zero emission cars. Which is full EV, hydrogen fuel cell, and hybrids capable of travelling for the majority of the time on EV. The production Prius cannot do that.

24 August 2010

I'm sure it's on the web somewhere but I couldn't see in the article any mention of plug in or not and any range in EV mode only.

24 August 2010

[quote MrTrilby]No it won't. Only plug in hybrids qualify for the £5k rebate. Hybrids like the Prius and this 5008 do not get it. Interesting to see it is no more efficient than a petrol powered hybrid.[/quote] Surely only electric only cars qualify for the £5k grant eg. Nissan Leaf? As the article says the diesel is 30% more efficient than the petrol hybrids. Petrol hybrids only give good figures on the official government rolling road tests for fuel consumption. In the real world a BMW 2.0d will be far more fuel efficient and with a higher performance than a Toyota Prius.

24 August 2010

[quote Maxycat] Surely only electric only cars qualify for the £5k grant eg. Nissan Leaf?[/quote] No. Google it. [quote Maxycat]As the article says the diesel is 30% more efficient than the petrol hybrids.[/quote] That's certainly what Peugeot are claiming, but that doesn't make it true. Maybe Autocar have published incorrect figures? They're claiming the 3008 hits 74MPG and 99g/km. Toyota's hybrid Auris (similar size to the 3008) hits 74MPG and only emits 89g/km. Doesn't sound like a 30% difference to me, and certainly not better. [quote Maxycat]Petrol hybrids only give good figures on the official government rolling road tests for fuel consumption[/quote] True of many cars, and we've no idea whether that will also be true of the hybrid Peugeot. [quote Maxycat] In the real world a BMW 2.0d will be far more fuel efficient and with a higher performance than a Toyota Prius.[/quote] That myth has been around a while, and is not my experience of the real world, having actually driven them.

24 August 2010

"fuel type – battery electric vehicles, plug in hybrid or hydrogen fuel cell"

yes it is plug in hybrids only but, they only have to do 10 miles of range. EV have to do 70 mile range.does not have to be zero emissions, but must have maximum 75g/km. so the 3008 fails on 2 counts then.

i bet peugeot did not aim this car for UK buyers.

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