Citroën and Hybrid Air Technology: A High Tech Offensive for Environmental Performance
information supplied by: Citroen
18 February 2013
After pioneering the particulate filter and Stop&Start, leading the way in diesel hybrid technology with the Hybrid 4, and being the first to market an electric car, CITROËN is continuing the offensive at the Geneva Motor Show with another high-tech breakthrough: the Hybrid Air system.
A full-hybrid solution combining compressed air and hydraulic power, Hybrid Air draws upon expertise that is written into the Marque’s DNA.
It is an innovation that reflects CITROËN’s consistent aim of developing technologies available to everybody and for all types of use.
Hybrid Air delivers breakthrough performance with fuel consumption of less than 3 litres/100 km and no additional battery, for:
- an even smaller environmental footprint,
- a more affordable price
- and no impact on onboard space.
This revolutionary technology is particularly well suited to models in the B and C segments as well as LCVs.
On the Marque’s stand at the Geneva Motor Show, it can be seen on a CITROËN C3 prototype that boasts record-breaking fuel consumption of 2.9 l/100 km (69 g of CO2/km). It also cuts fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by 45% in urban driving, compared with an ICE vehicle fitted with the same engine.