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Hybrid Car Review: PSA Peugeot Citroen Partners With Bosch to Build Hybrid Diesel

Thursday, December 11, 2008

PSA Peugeot Citroen Partners With Bosch to Build Hybrid Diesel

PSA Peugeot Citroen and Bosch are partnering to develop diesel hybrid technology. Bosch to co-develop, industrialize and supply the electric motors and power electronics to be used in PSA Peugeot Citroen's four-wheel-drive diesel hybrid powertrain.

The diesel hybrid engine is expected to start showing up in Peugeot and Citroen vehicles sometime in 2011.


Bosch is supplying the rear electric motor, the front-mounted high voltage alternator and the power electronics that will control them. Bosch is also set to supply the specifications on the interface between the electric and electronic components, the antilock braking system and the electronic stability program to enhance energy recovery.

Unfortunately, diesel engines are more expensive to build than gas engines.  Combing that extra cost to the premium you pay for hybrid engines and you basically double the amount of money you need to pay over a gas electric hybrid engine.

According to both of the companies, this collaboration between the partners' engineering and design teams will optimise the hybrid powertrain's operation while speeding the acquisition of mutual expertise in this area, which is expected to expand rapidly in the next few years. The carmaker believes that this is the right approach for bringing to market quickly and cost effectively technological innovations that can significantly lower Carbon dioxide emissions. PSA also hopes that this agreement will strengthen the European hybrid technology industry.

PSA Peugeot Citro├źn said that by choosing Bosch as a core partner, the company will be able to market quickly and cost effectively technological innovations that can help lower CO2 emissions.

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