Peugeot VeLV Concept (2)

H PSA Peugeot Citroen μαζί με την EMP2 πλατφόρμα και τον Hybrid Air κινητήρα, στην ημέρα καινοτομίας παρουσίασε επίσης το ανανεωμένο VeLV Concept.


Διαθέτοντας μια πιο φρέσκια και επιθετική σχεδίαση, το τρίκυκλο ηλεκτρικό όχημα έχει μήκος 2,8 μέτρα και μπορεί να μεταφέρει έως και τρεις επιβάτες.

Ζυγίζει λιγότερο από 700 κιλά και μηχανικά φορά έναν ηλεκτροκινητήρα απόδοσης 30 kW (40ίππων) ο οποίος τροφοδοτείται από μια μπαταρία 8.5 kWh. Έχει τελική ταχύτητα τα 110 χλμ/ώρα με αυτονομία 100 χλμ ανά φόρτιση.

Αν και το πρωτότυπο δεν έχει πάρει το πράσινο φως για να περάσει στη παραγωγή, η PSA αναφέρει ότι το αυτοκίνητο θα μπορούσε να ενταχθεί στον στόλο εταιριών και εταιριών ενοικίασης αυτοκινήτων.

[Πηγή: PSA Peugeot Citroen]

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INNOVATION DAY – PSA PEUGEOT CITROËN PRESENTS MAJOR INNOVATIONS FOR THE CAR OF THE FUTURE

VéLV, a lightweight urban electric vehicle

As a key proponent of sustainable mobility, PSA Peugeot Citroën has worked with the French environment and energy management agency, ADEME, to develop a versatile electric vehicle adapted to city driving. The fun and compact three-wheeler has a range of 100 km and is authorised in all car lanes, including on the motorway! VéLV is a response to future challenges in transport.

The reason behind this innovation?

  • 60% of urban journeys are made in individual vehicles with the resulting impact in terms of CO2 emissions
  • VéLV, a response to travel needs in and around cities

What is it exactly?

  • A compact, lightweight electric vehicle: 2.81 m long, 3 seats, weighing under 700 kg
  • A versatile mobility concept complying with regulations on Tricycles*
  • Power: 20 kW (DC)/30 kW for a top speed of 110 kph
  • Useful energy stored: 8.5 kWh for a range of 100 km (electric consumption of only 85 Wh per km)
  • Materials suitable for small-scale production solutions: an integral one-piece body made of fiberglass and polyester resin, ABS PMMA self-coloured thermoformed body panels, with a front end and door frames made of aluminium profiles
  • Complying with regulatory crash standards for passenger cars

What are the benefits for users?

  • A comfortable, safe and economical vehicle for everyday travel all year round with high autonomy
  • A versatile vehicle: authorized for use on roads reserved for cars (main roads, ring roads) and motorways
  • A fun car that is enjoyable to drive
  • An ecological footprint

Patents & Partners

  • 29 patents filed by PSA Peugeot Citroën
  • Consortium of partners : Leroy-Somer, Michelin, GKN, Valeo, Léoni and Saft
  • Bordeaux research laboratory: IMS/LAPS

“The process by which automobiles evolve is advancing very quickly in what is a profoundly changing environment. In 2012, PSA Peugeot Citroën was the European leader in fuel-efficient cars, with the market’s lowest CO2 emissions. We are stepping up our innovation here at PSA Peugeot Citroën to meet the major challenges of tomorrow’s mobility. Today, we will be showing you pioneering solutions for vehicles that respond to new customer expectations in an ever-more environmentally friendly way.”

With this message, Guillaume Faury, Executive Vice President of Research & Development at PSA Peugeot Citroën, welcomed 100 business and political decision makers, partners and journalists to the Group’s Automotive Design Network (ADN) R&D centre in Vélizy, France for its Innovation Day.

During the event, guests had the opportunity to discover several game-changing technologies developed by PSA Peugeot Citroën to meet the challenges facing the car of the future, including urbanisation, climate change, consumers’ shifting mobility choices and new ways of using vehicles.

In particular, the Group organised a world-premiere presentation of a revolutionary technology called Hybrid Air, a petrol and compressed air full-hybrid solution. During a press conference, Philippe Varin, Chairman of the Group’s Managing Board, Guillaume Faury, Executive Vice President of Research & Development, Philippe Bouyoux, France’s Deputy General Commissioner for Investment Projects and François Loos, Chairman of the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME), unveiled a new type of full-hybrid powertrain known as Hybrid Air. This breakthrough technology, which combines a petrol engine and compressed air for energy storage, represents a key step towards the 2l/100km car by 2020.

Other brand new solutions available as from 2013 on Peugeot and Citroën brand vehicles to meet emerging expectations were also presented, including:

EMP2: PSA Peugeot Citroën’s new global modular platform Participants were treated to a preview of the Group’s new global platform, Efficient Modular Platform 2 (EMP2).  This new generation platform provides effective solutions in terms of modularity, equipment and carbon reduction.

Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR): an innovative technology for eliminating diesel NOx emissions In 2013, PSA Peugeot Citroën will introduce selective catalytic reduction (SCR) to maintain its leadership in diesel engine efficiency and lower NOx emissions to the level of petrol engines. Because it is positioned upstream from the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) with additive, this unique technology makes it possible to both eliminate NOx and reduce fuel consumption (by 2 to 4% from Euro 5 levels).

Lastly, innovations that set the stage for the car of the future were also on display, including:

Eco Hybrid: a broadly accessible hybrid solution The use of this technology on petrol and diesel vehicles in the B, C and D segments will reduce CO2 emissions by 15g and cut fuel consumption by up to 15%.

Dedicated Exhaust Gas Recirculation System (EGR): an innovative solution to optimise petrol engine fuel consumption This innovation is designed to improve petrol engine efficiency and deliver significant fuel savings.

Hydole: a mainly electric hybrid demonstrator The Group and its partners have developed a plug-in hybrid demonstrator that puts peace of mind into the EV driving experience to test the potential uses of the car of the future and meet customer expectations for driving range, comfort and affordability.

VelV: the light city electric vehicle 60% of trips within cities are made in individual cars, with a resulting impact on CO2 emissions. VelV is a light electric vehicle project designed to meet city and suburban driving needs with a record power consumption level of just 85 Wh/km travelled.