The new tehnology from peugeot will make its appearance on Peugeot’s production lines from 2011.
This “micro-hybridisation” technology places the engine on standby when ever the vehicle comes to a halt
(at a stop sign or a red traffi c light, in a traffi c hold-up, etc…) and then restarts it instantaneously (in just
480 ms) without any intervention from the user.
With this new technology, the new 308 1.6 litre HDi FAP BMP6 with a power of 82 kW (≈ 112 bhp) will consume only 4,1 litres/100 km, with CO2 emissions of 109 g/km in the combined cycle.
The system works as follows:
1- During braking when bringing the vehicle to a halt (at a red traffi c light, a stop sign, queuing
traffi c, etc), the engine switches to standby before the car comes to a complete standstill as soon
as the speed falls below 6 kph. To indicate the engine is in standby an “eco” indicator illuminates
on the instrument panel.
2- The engine remains on standby for as long as the brake pedal is applied.
3- When the brake pedal is released, the engine restarts automatically and instantaneously, in a
manner that is totally transparent for the vehicle occupants.
The system can be de-activated by the driver at any time by pressing the “eco off” button on the fascia panel.