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    Official: PSA Peugeot Citroen, Bosch working on compressed-air, battery-free hybrid

    Nike single-handedly popularized the term "swoosh." If a new and unexpected project works out as planned, PSA Peugeot Citroen might do the same with "whoosh." PSA Peugeot Citroen is working on a drivetrain that would hybridize a conventional engine with compressed air in one of the automaker's ...

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    Report: Mitsubishi recalling 14,700 i-MiEV, iON, C-Zero electric vehicles [UPDATE]

    In what is likely the largest EV recall ever, Mitsubishi is recalling about 14,700 electric vehicles worldwide because of a braking issue, Reuters reports. Of the recalled vehicles, about 12,300 are i-MiEVs while 2,400 are Minicab-MiEVs. About 9,000 vehicles are in Europe, and some are badged as ...

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    Report: BMW breaks up with PSA Peugeot Citroen, will develop hybrids in-house

    File this one in the envelope labeled 'Unsurprising'. BMW has announced, according to Bloomberg, that it is ending its partnership with PSA Peugeot Citroën just eight months after the agreement to collaborate on fuel-efficient vehicles was announced. Recall that the dual-headed French ...

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    Official: Renault gets an order fo 15,000 Kangoo Z.E. all-electric vans

    Renault's Kangoo Van Z.E. may not be the most stylish EV on the market, but it is on its way to becoming one of the most popular. Renault has announced that the results of a competitive bidding process have led to the sale of 15,637 units of the electric van, with 10,000 of those orders coming ...

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    Daimler, BMW, PSA seek profit in carsharing

    When Daimler launched its first North American Car2go pilot project in partnership with the city of Austin,TX back in November 2009, it probably anticipated that the program's growth rate would be quite rapid. But this big, this fast? With 15,000-plus members already registered, the sheer size ...

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    BMW, PSA Peugeot Citroen to develop hybrid components for FWD vehicles

    2010 BMW 135i – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We're well aware that BMW plans to introduce several compact, front-wheel-drive models in the U.S. within the next few years. We also know that BMW and PSA Peugeot Citroen have been cooperating on engine development for several years, ...

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    PSA, Mitsubishi Motors pair up to electrify Partner and Berlingo vans for production by 2012

    Citroen Berlingo
    Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) and PSA Peugeot Citroen have reached an agreement to extend their collaborative electric vehicle (EV) efforts beyond the initial arrangement that brought the i-MiEV (and its European relatives, the Peugeot iON and Citroen C-Zero) to life. MMC ...

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    Report: Citroen to offer gasoline loaner to lessees of C-Zero electric car

    Citroen C-Zero – Click above for high-res image gallery
    PSA Peugeot Citroen has devised a novel plan aimed at capturing a potentially large number of buyers who would otherwise scoff at the idea of buying or even leasing an electric vehicle (EV). First, Citroen plans to lease, and not sell, ...

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    PSA Peugeot-Citroen receives $259M loan for development of plug-in hybrids

    2010 Peugeot 3008 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    PSA Peugeot-Citroen is one of just a handful of companies that have displayed an interest in developing plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) that utilize an efficient diesel engine, combined with an electric motor. It's been argued that the ...

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    Mitsubishi and PSA finalize deal for 100,000 electric vehicles

    Peugeot iOn EV – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Mitsubishi and PSA Peugeot Citroen have finalized a supply deal that will see the Japanese automaker provide 100,000 electric vehicles to the French company over the life of the agreement. How long said agreement lasts hasn't been ...

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    BMW and PSA to continue small four-cylinder collaboration

    The current-generation Mini uses a range of four-cylinder gas and diesel engines produced by a joint venture between BMW and French automaker PSA Peugeot Citroen and it looks like that will continue into the foreseeable future. The two companies' chairmen, Norbert Reithofer and Philippe Varin, ...

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    Peugeot updates 1.6-liter HDI engine to meet Euro-V regulations

    The new year means it's time for Peugeot to update its 1.6-liter HDI diesel engine and adapt it for the Euro V specifications. The new engine gets two additional horsepower added to the current 110 hp and its torque is increased by 12.5 percent. The existing overboost function increases available ...

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    Peugeot SR1 hybrid roadster concept revealed far ahead of Geneva

    Peugeot SR1 Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    French automaker Peugeot will pull the wraps off a brand-new concept vehicle called the SR1 at the Geneva Motor Show later this year. Unlike a number of recent Peugeot cars and concepts, the SR1 isn't hallmarked by quirky, ...

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    Happy 10th Birthday, Diesel Particulate Filters

    For 10 years, diesels lovers have had a reason to celebrate their engines a little bit more than before: filters that reduce pollution. Called Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF), the devices were first introduced by Peugeot at the Frankfurt Motor Show back in 1999. The lucky vehicle was a Peugeot ...

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    Mitsubishi iMiEV earns its chevrons - bring on the Citroën C-Zero

    Citroen C-Zero - click above for high res image gallery
    Last summer, French automaker PSA and Mitsubishi announced that the two companies would partner on electric vehicle development for the European market. Prior to the Frankfurt Motor Show, Peugeot announced that it would market a version of ...

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    Rumormill: PSA to build Bolloré's BlueCar/B0?

    2008 Pininfarina B0 concept, the basis for the Bluecar - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Since Pininfarina is going through some rough times,the French press is speculating about what Bolloré is going to do about manufacturing the BlueCar. According to Ouest-France, Bolloré ...

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    Rumor: BMW and PSA partnership will go beyond engine sharing

    BMW and PSA share a couple powertrains: The diesel Minis have the 1.6 HDi developed by PSA, while the 1.4- and 1.6-liter gasoline engines were co-developed with BMW. However, BMW chief exec Norbert Reithofer has confirmed in the Financial Times that the two European automakers could begin sharing ...

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    REPORT: PSA says it's not working with Mitsubishi on plug-in hybrids

    Mitsubishi i MiEV - Click above for high-res image gallery
    PSA, the parent company of Peugeot and Citroën, this morning denied a report that came out in the Japanese Nikkei business newspaper about a new tie-up with Mitsubishi. The paper had reported that PSA and Mitsubishi would be ...

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    The best of the French low-carbon auto industry displayed at the Ministry of Environmental Affairs

    The parking spaces at the French Ministry of Environmental affairs was recently filled with alternative cars in many flavors. The alt-fuel vehicles were introduced to Jean-Louis Borloo, the French Environmental Minister and are the results of a €57 million investment from ADEME (The French ...

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    PSA expands production of transmissions for better fuel efficiency

    PSA has produced 30 million transmissions at its Valenciennes factory near Calais, France since opening in 1981, and it has just launched an expansion there. While the plant produces four different types of transmissions, the expansion is focused on the two newest designs for the mechanical compact ...


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