Car that runs on air: PSA Peugeot Citrogen Hybrid Air may be out in 2016 (Video)

By on Jan 24, 2013 in Automobile, Business, Technology, Travel Comments
Car that runs on air-PSA Peugeot Citroen Hybrid Air concept

Car that runs on air
Image Credit: PSA Peugeot Citroen

A car that runs on air may be ready for production by 2016, according to a report by Motor Authority on Wednesday, January 23, 2013.

The new Hybrid Air concept car is being developed by French automaker PSA Peugeot Citrogen. It’s latest in car technology was unveiled by the car manufacturer during its Innovation Day held at the Automotive Design Network (ADN) R&D centre in Velizy, France.

According to PSA Peugeot Citrogen, it’s latest car innovation will replace the electric component of hybrid cars with compressed air.

The PSA Peugeot Citroen Hybrid Air concept car reportedly “combines a regular internal combustion engine with a special epicyclic transmission and hydraulic motor powered by compressed air.”

Similar with conventional hybrid cars, Hybrid Air concept car will use gasoline engine along highways, while the hydraulic motor will be utilized in areas with speed of up to 43 mph. The combine engine power will be used during high load situations that include hard acceleration or steep climb.

Car that runs on air-PSA Peugeot Citroen Hybrid Air concept
PSA Peugeot Citrogen Hybrid Concept Car
Image Credit: PSA Peugeot Citroen

Car tanks will be refilled using regenerative forces to absorb air and compress it for later use.

Designers of the car estimates an average fuel economy of about 117 mpg. Additionally, it will only add 220 pounds to the weight of the car. The Hybrid Air is expected to be cheaper than any other hybrid cars that will make it an ideal car to use around the city.

PSA Peugeot Citrogen earlier introduced the world’s first diesel-electric hybrid car.

Below is a video of the PSA Peugeot Citrogen car that runs on air.

Hybrid Air car technology

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