PSA Peugeot Citroen hopes to get an 18-month jump on its global rivals by using compressed air to hybridize small cars cheaply. A skunk-works team began four years ago on “Project Ghost,” an effort to create a new technology that would give PSA a competitive advantage. It built its first car employing the same hydraulic components that Airbus uses to adjust the wing flaps.For 2016http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/psa-plans-low-c...Rob
As a former submarine DCA, with many years of HP air experience I have a hard time believing that the losses, weight and maintenance issues wont be a disaster in a vehicle looking for light, fast, efficient technology
Yeah, it's hard for me to believe as well, Skepik, but I'm aware that there are cars in India that run 100% on compressed air.Ford built some hydraulic hybrid trucks (R&D project I believe) which might be more like what the article refers to. There, the strategy is to use hydraulic power to "launch" a heavy truck and get it going.... supposedly with significant fuel economy savings. As you might suppose, there was an accumulator with an air bladder for pressurization.I wouldn't be at all surprised if the author got the facts wrong.... most journalists are pretty shaky on technical items.Rob
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