Peugeot 908 HDi FAP Hybrid

September 15, 2008

Peugeot Sport has presented its new race car, the 908 HDi FAP, at the final round of the 2008 Le Mans Series at Silverstone, this weekend. The 908 HDi FAP is equipped with a hybrid power plant featuring a kinetic energy recovery system.

The 908 HDi FAP’s “HY” technology allows a proportion of the kinetic energy produced under braking to be either recovered or stored. With this, the 908 HY efficiency could be improved where with the combination of the stored mechanical energy and the energy produced by the internal combustion engine, the performance could be enhanced with no increase in the amount of energy consumed. Apart from that, the stored mechanical energy could reduce the fuel consumption but still getting the same level of performance.

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Honda Insight Concept

September 5, 2008

Honda will unveil for the first time its new small hybrid vehicle known as the Insight at the 2008 Paris International Auto Show on 2 October 2008 which shares styling cues with the Honda FCX Clarity.

The Honda Insight is a 5-door, 5-passenger hatchback hybrid vehicle that will go on sale in the US next spring and will be priced significantly below other hybrids available today. It was reported from other sites that the Honda Insight will be priced at $18,000.

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Nissan Hybrid Electric Vehicle Prototype

August 7, 2008

Another Nissan vehicle that is powered by the advanced lithium-ion batteries apart from the Electric Vehicle Prototype is the Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) Prototype. At the moment, the HEV is tested on the Infiniti G35/G37 sedan.

The HEV delivers two breakthrough technologies, a high-performance rear-wheel drive hybrid system and parallel-powertrain hybrid system.

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