Aquarius Engines

PSA Group To Test Israeli Range-Extender

PSA Group confirmed it’s evaluating Aquarius Engines’s technology of a single-piston engine-generator for plug-in hybrid applications. The Israeli startup was founded in 2014, and boasts an engine-generator that is “dramatically cheaper, smaller, cleaner and more efficient than existing power generators“. Reportedly, PSA has agreed to fund further development, searching for a potentially revolutionary…

1 week ago by Mark Kane 9

L500 R HYbrid

Peugeot Unveils L500 R HYbrid PHEV Racing Concept Car

Peugeot recently present futuristic interpretation of the Indy spirit – the L500 R HYbrid PHEV racing concept in tribute to the Indianapolis 500’s winner Peugeot L45.  (and yes, they do spell HYbrid with a capital Y…for some reason) Of note: a 100 hundred years ago (on 30 May 1916), Dario Resta won…

3 months ago by Mark Kane 5

PSA Cutway

PSA Drops CHAdeMO And Joins CCS Combo for Future EVs

PSA brands (Peugeot and Citroën) recently announced a massive push into plug-in vehicles – four new electric and seven new plug-in hybrids cars, scheduled for 2019 – 2021,  Now the question is what standard of fast charging will be utilized. Previously, all PSA plug-ins used CHAdeMO DC fast charging: in both…

3 months ago by Mark Kane 32

Peugeot 3008 (ICE)

Peugeot Confirms 2019 Arrival Of 3008 Plug-In Hybrid

The new 3008, the most recently introduced SUV from Peugeot, will also get a plug-in hybrid version. The bad news is that French brand still needs some time for product development on the plug-in utility vehicle, and the expected release date is 2019. When it does arrive, the Peugeot 3008 plug-in…

3 months ago by Mark Kane 8

Citroën Electric Store

Citroën France Launched Citroën Electric Store With EVs

Citroën France recently launched an online e-shop – the Citroën Electric Store, featuring the all-electric C-Zero. Consumers in France can now configure, reserve and purchase (or lease if they prefer) the plug-in Citroën (think re-badged Mitsubishi i-MiEV) and receive delivery within 20 days from the date of the order. Through the end of…

3 months ago by Mark Kane 21

Dongfeng Citroën

Citroën To Launch Electric E-Elysée In China

Citroën announced prior to the 2016 Beijing Motor Show (or Auto China) that a new all-electric car , the E-Elysée is scheduled for launch in China in 2017. The French brand already find one out of 4 sales falling to China (over 300,000 vehicles in 2015), so this a major…

4 months ago by Mark Kane 14