Peugeot HYbrid3 compressor - best
of both worlds
23rd November 2009
unveiled their HYbrid3 concept at the Milan motorcycle
show. Occupying a half-way house between the world
of the scooter and the car, this concept project (there
are no plans for production in the immediate future)
is based on the extensive experience of Peugeot Motorcycles,
specialists in the scooter field, and the creativity
and innovative capabilities of stylists and engineers
working for Automobiles Peugeot. The end result is
a three-wheel drive vehicle offering fuel consumption
in the combined cycle of just 141 mpg and CO2 emissions
of 47 g/kph!
Three wheels offer maximum stability and driveability,
while its width of 82cm enables it to thread a path
through urban traffic with all the efficiency of a
two-wheeler. It incorporates HYbrid technology, also
featured on other concept-cars in the Peugeot range,
and combines it with the supercharged petrol engine
technology already featured in the Peugeot Jetforce
Compressor scooter. Combined with two electric motors
located in the front wheels, this configuration develops
a maximum power of 29 bhp. Fuel consumption is just
141 mpg in the combined cycle and CO2 emissions only
47 g/kph. Or zero mpg/emissions in electric only mode.
The HYbrid3 compressor can the be ridden in three
different ways; in electric only mode (when starting
up or at low speed), in petrol engine mode, (at constant
speeds when the engine attains optimum efficiency),
or with the petrol/electric motors combined, (for
The ABS braking system relies on three ventilated
discs, which recover energy to recharge the batteries
of the front electric motors, and this assembly also
reduces the braking distance by around 30% compared
to a two-wheel scooter equipped with traditional brakes.
Another item contributing to the vehicle’s efficiency
is the STOP & START system, which switches the
petrol engine to standby mode during stop phases (e.g.
at a red traffic light). Although the HYbrid3 is only
a concept at this stage, Peugeot’s range of
petrol-driven scooters, (from 50 – 500cc), offers
excellent fuel economy. Typically a 50cc scooter will
return 100mpg, while the 500cc Satelis will deliver
65 mpg at motorway speeds.
For further information call 01202 823344 or visit
www.peugeotmoto.co.uk or see the video of the Hybrid3
in action at www.tv-en.peugeot.com/News/HYbrid3-Evolution.html.