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Are electric cars threatening a better way?

 
Hybrid Air

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past decade, you’ll know all about hybrid cars. But what about Hybrid Air? PSA Peugeot Citroen have developed a new type of hybrid car system that uses compressed air to boost internal combustion. It’s clean, low cost and could offer an answer to the mileage/battery issues that still bedevil electrical hybrids.

Except, if things continue as they are, you’ll never drive a Hybrid Air car. That’s because, according to Carlos Tavares, the boss of PSA, the heavy subsidies being thrown at electrical cars, added to the potential ban on internal combustion engines, may mean it never sees the light of day.

That’s not just bad news for PSA and air compressor companies. It could be bad news for consumer safety. “I want to be very clear here,” said Tavares, as reported in The Telegraph. “We are moving from a technology-neutral era into an instruction to go electric. From now on, the scientific responsibility is in the hands of governments. So if, in 20 or 30 years, there are health or safety issues [with electric vehicles], they will be in the hands of governments.”

We’re excited by innovative uses of compressed air, and if there’s a way of using it to make cars cleaner and greener (and deliver hybrid capabilities without the drawbacks of electric) we’d love to see it.

In the meantime, our air compressors are performing the jobs you might expect (we’re not moving into car production yet!). If you need a hand with yours, you know who to call.

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