PSA: Standard stop-start by 2010
“We are investing extremely massively in micro-hybridization,” PSA CEO Christian Streiff said in an interview.
Together with French supplier Valeo, PSA has developed a second-generation stop-start system called “efficient micro hybrid.”
Pascal Henault, the automaker’s head of research and innovation, said: “By 2011, we want to produce and sell 1 million Peugeots and Citroens in the EU with that system, and 1.6 million in 2012. That includes both diesel as well as gasoline models.”
Streiff said PSA is finalizing sales targets for the different models.
Henault said that the stop-start system will reduce CO2 emissions by 6 percent to 20 percent depending on the driving conditions.
Jean-Philippe Collin, head of the Peugeot brand, said PSA has been the pioneer in this technology and wants to remain the leader in the future.
Last year PSA produced 750,000 Peugeots and Citroens that emitted less than 140 grams CO2 per kilometer.
Arjen Bongard contributed to this report
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