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Living with a Peugeot HYbrid4

Peugeot 3008

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Model/Engine 3008 HYbrid4

Fuel: hybrid

Fuel economy 70.5 mpg

We’ve already the Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 . the first diesel-electric hybrid, at its in France, and we liked the concept; do we have the same view living with the car in the UK?

We had two main during our UK test of the car. what is the 4 4 capability of the 3008 really like? And secondly, we come close to achieving the 70.5 mpg?

Before we about our findings, let’s ourselves about the Peugeot HYbrid4 . It’s billed as four-wheel drive capability in a that emits just 99 CO 2

and returns 74 mpg – or 104 g/km and 70.5 mpg in the of our test car.

So far, have been lots of hybrids . such as the Toyota The idea behind the Peugeot HYbrid4 is that, as a diesel is 30% more economical than a unit, a diesel-electric hybrid be more economical than a hybrid.

In particular, a


should be more economical long distances, when mainly on its diesel engine. the 3008 HYbrid4 also good economy in urban when it can operate in zero-emissions – ie. when the car runs solely on its Metal Hydride batteries and motor, and doesn’t need its engine at all. The car can theoretically such zero-emission running for two miles before the diesel has to kick in. Once that the hybrid battery can be recharged and it can again operate in zero-emission

Peugeot reckons that out of the total range of 558 miles, 174 of miles could be completed in ZE

The company also claims the 3008 HYbrid4 will in zero emissions mode for two-thirds of city driving, and more interestingly, that it still operate in zero mode for one-third of the time driving out of the city.

The resulting emissions can be as low as 99 g/km CO 2

. This is a impressive figure for a relatively crossover, and one that also has drive capability. The 3008’s engine powers the front and the electric motor powers the wheels. The diesel engine and the motor both work to provide four-wheel drive, up to 40% of the torque can be sent to the rear

In total, the car has four drive Auto, Sport, ZEV and 4WD. is recommended for the best economy in situations, with the car deciding for when it should be in diesel, or diesel-electric mode.

Sport the car to change gear more and to hold on to each gear If extra power is required, the engine and the electric motor can together – providing four-wheel

ZEV keeps the car in electric-only mode – if the charge can sustain this. If you extra response, then the engine can cut in.

And 4WD ensures both the and rear wheels power the so providing extra traction in such as sand, mud or snow.

So, how did the HYbrid4 perform in the UK?

Well, the first thing to is that our test car wasn’t the 99 g/km version, but the 104 g/km The difference is mainly down to the which are 17-inch on the 104 g/km compared to 16-inch on the 99 g/km – yes, wheels that are one-inch larger make much difference in terms of This variation in emissions make a critical difference if trying to escape payment of the Congestion Charge, as the 99 g/km is exempt, but the 104 g model isn’t.

We the 3008 HYbrid4 in France and we suitably impressed. One thing we wanted to check in the UK was its four-wheel ability. We drove it through on a beach in France and we made it alive. During our time the car in the UK we wanted to give its four-wheel system more of a thorough so we headed for the hills.

The outcome was we proved the car really does four-wheel drive capability, and more effective than you imagine an ‘electric’ four-wheel system might be. The 3008 had no getting traction up muddy even with standard and we would be confident that it display the same capability in – although fitting winter would significantly improve the ability in snow .


So the 3008 HYbrid4 passed the drive system test. we did have slight one problem – we the car. We’ve had press for six years and we’ve never one before, although we came when we drove a Range Evoque up a mountain.

We’re aware that the 3008 isn’t an off-roader, so we demonstrated our off-road driving skills testing the four-wheel drive and we made it safely back from the hills with no

With the tarmac road twenty feet away we switched off our concentration levels, and on a gravel track on which driven numerous 4x4s, we managed to get the front wheels in a shallow drainage ditch across the road, at the same that an inconveniently-positioned stone in front of the car. Because the has a very long and low front the result was a small but very dent in the chrome strip along the bottom of the front So although the car may have 4 4 traction to in snow and wet fields, this was a useful reminder that the HYbrid4 is not an off-roader.

So, with the drive system test (mostly) successfully, how did the car perform in the of fuel economy? Our test car 104 g/km CO2 rather than 99 and this equates to an official cycle figure of 70.5 Did we achieve 70.5 mpg?

No. Did we a figure close to 70.5 No. Over the course of almost miles of very mixed but with lots of motorways and time off-road, our overall economy result was 43.4

This is a long way short of mpg.

This was a disappointing but it’s not all bad news. When we did a conscious effort to implement over a distance of 40 miles, we 60 mpg. So this is further of our experience with hybrids; can return good fuel if you drive them very

PEUGEOT 3008 Electric Cars

However if you drive them most people are likely to in life, then the real-life economy figures are guaranteed to

The 3008 HYbrid4 remains a that promises the best of all a large car with four-wheel capability together with low and high miles per gallon.

The for this is that all cars are optimised to perform well in the fuel economy tests – and even more so. So they may be under the unrealistic driving of the test, and the more you deviate the test cycle, the more they get. The harder you them, they’re out of their zone and they perform Under such conditions also the added weight of the system to carry around – the weight of the 3008 HYbrid4 is a substantial 1808 kg.

The 3008 has a large frontal area so not the most efficient car to cut through the

During our week with the car we that it didn’t operate on power anywhere near as as it should have done. In cases it stays in electric for a few second after starting and then it’s operating on the engine most of the time. So the car is around the extra weight of the system without it being very often.

The car also into brake regeneration even on motorways when you off the accelerator, and we’re not convinced is an efficient system – on a motorway it be better to coast than speed through brake regeneration and then have to using more energy, to speed.

So what else did we Well, our week with the car our view that we’re not of Peugeot’s electronically-controlled 6-speed (EGC) ‘automated manual’ If left in auto mode, it can be slow to change gear – it’s much better mated to the hybrid system it is in non-hybrid models as the electric helps to fill the pauses gear changes.

At least if you opt to use the paddle shifters to gear manually, you’re in of the gear changes. Combining the with Sport mode you the most responsive set-up for the Without manual shifting the climb quite high in mode and so it’s not as relaxing as the car in Auto.

The 3008 HYbrid4 is comfortable, spacious, and it has a high interior environment. Although its is acceptable on the French roads of the event, and on most motorways, UK do highlight a weakness with the ride, as it can be very ‘crashy’ bumps and other poor

Another issue was that the screen kept switching off at critical navigation points, and save the destination, so all information had to be after first having to the correct country – so it’s not the SatNav system. And a few items in the most intuitive of places – as the USB socket; after lots of we eventually found it hidden the cover of the storage compartment the front seats, where it be more easily seen in drive cars than drive models.

The 99 g/km CO 2

HYbrid4 costs 26,995; the 104 3008 HYbrid4 costs Our test car had options of metallic ( 440), leather trim ( glass roof ( 370), and parking aid ( 210) – taking the to 30,565. In comparison, you can buy a conventional 3008 1.6 HDi for as low as 18,995.

Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4

The 3008 HYbrid4 remains a that promises the best of all a large car with four-wheel capability together with low and high miles per gallon. a real-world test in the UK . typical seems likely to result in mpg, with 60 mpg possible if you a conscious effort to implement

However, regardless of actual miles per gallon, company car will still benefit low company car tax liability of just And the 99 g/km version makes for London drivers as it could well over 2000 per thanks to its exemption from the Charge – and remember that the difference between the two cars is the one-inch smaller wheels on the 99 model.

So it’s a mixed after a real-life test of the HYbrid4. However – there is news. The same hybrid from the 3008 is now available in the 508 and we think that car is much to drive – and look at – than the HYbrid4; see our Peugeot 508 RXH review very soon.

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