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    Official: Citroen bringing hybrid air powertrian to Geneva in C3 VTi 82
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    Clever. The air hybrid powertrain that Citroen will be bringing to the Geneva Motor Show next month is nicknamed N-Air-Gy. Or, at least, that's what it says in the rendering that Citroen released today in preparation for the Swiss event. We've heard about this technology before, with the hint ...

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    Official: PSA Peugeot Citroen, Bosch working on compressed-air, battery-free hybrid
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    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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    Hydraulic minivan coming from Chrysler, with the EPA's help
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    The closest Americans can get to a hybrid minivan in 2011 – an entirely practical vehicle if there ever was one – are the Prius V and the 2012 Ford C-Max, both of which are due later this year but are not really minivans. This will sort of change in 2012 thanks to a new research ...

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    Too cool: Turbo diesel chopper with hydrostatic drive
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    Click above for more shots of the hydrostatic chopperThe group that introduced the world to the hydrostatic motorcycle powered by a diesel engine has now made a chopper. Regardless of what you may think of the chopper culture that has proliferated the airwaves these last few years, this machine ...

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    Hybra-Drive hydraulic hybrid to undergo HTUF testing
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    It's not often that a Hummer is pictured here on AutoblogGreen but this particular brute, owned by hydraulic hose and belt supplier Gates, is being converted to a hydraulic hybrid using a system developed by Hybra-Drive. We introduced them to you in '07 and now that they're making some news, we ...

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    Most promising green technologies number eight: hydraulics
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    Many modern vehicles already use hydraulic power for certain functions, namely power steering and brakes. Companies such as UPS, though, see potential in using hydraulic systems as part of a hybrid drivetrain. While nobody is expecting a hybrid hydraulic system to be able to store enough energy to ...

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    Peterbilt builds electric and hydraulic hybrids
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    Big serious trucks are not usually what comes to mind when you think of the word "hybrid" but in a world of $100+ barrels of light sweet crude, Peterbilt is putting out some products that may change that. Its medium duty Model 330 (photo above) is just like a Prius. Except it takes diesel and ...

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    Hydrostatic drive racecar features regenerative braking
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    Hydraulic hybrids have been on the drawing boards for a few years now, with company's such as FedEx and UPS testing systems as we speak. Even Ford has dabbled in hydraulic technology for their line of mainstream F-Series trucks. One benefit to using hydraulics as opposed to electric hybrids is that ...

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    Are hydraulic hybrids more efficient than electric hybrids?
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    "This new powertrain is more efficient than electric hybrid powertrains being used in such cars as Toyota Prius and Ford Escape" says James O'Brien owner of Hybra-Drive Systems. What is Hybra-drive? It's a regenerative braking system that uses pressurized fluid to store the braking energy. "We are ...

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    Capturing the power of hydraulics
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    One of the areas where tremendous fuel savings can be achieved is in delivery trucks. The stop and go driving many of these trucks are put through each day is a perfect fit for a hybrid vehicle. So why have we not seen much about hybrid technologies for heavy vehicles, such as delivery trucks? Many ...

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