Peugeot and Total combined their forces and unveiled the 208 Hybrid FE Concept, a full petrol hybrid without a plug-in energy source. According to the official press release, the 208 Hybrid FE Concept is powered by a 1.2-liter VTi-FE petrol engine delivering 68 bhp, enough to push the car from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 8.0 seconds while using just 2 liters of fuel per 100 km.
Moreover, the 208 Hybrid FE Concept emits only 49g/km of CO2. The 208 Hybrid FC is also more aerodynamic comparing it with the standard version as the Cd improves by 25% to a value slightly lower than 0.25.
This numbers was obtained by using a new floating grille, removing disrupting components from the body sides and using specially developed Michelin tyres on the 19-inch alloy wheels on which the carbon aerodynamic flaps fill the space between each spokes.
In addition the rear track is 40 mm narrower, the roof extends in almost horizontal movement leading into the tailgate spoiler. The 208 Hybrid FE Concept also comes with a new rear air deflector and new LED lamps inspired by the Onyx Concept supercar in order to minimize airflow turbulence.
Comparing it with the standard model the concept car saw a 20 percent drop in weight due to the use of the most innovative materials from Hutchinson, CCP Composites and Total’s Polymer activity. Composite components replace the bodywork panels and the floor and reduce the weight of the bodyshell from 295 to 227 kg.
The one-piece outer skin (weighing just 20kg), the flat base (8kg), the door panels (c2kg) and the lower front panel are made from carbon fibre. The bonnet (5kg) and the wings (c2.1kg) are constructed from a composite VER/Carbon, a material which is half the weight but with comparable structural properties.
The glass from the windows (except the door windows) was replaced by polycarbonate to further save 5 kg. As expected, the car also features a 7 kg electric motor that develops 30 kW as a motor and 100 kW as a brake generator. In both modes the electric motor produces 30 Nm of torque. The 0.56 kWh lithium ion battery has a weight of 25 kg and sits on a subrame with the 20-liter fuel tank underneath the rear seat. [source: Peugeot]