Peugeot's commitment to sustainable development was well-established before the introduction of government aids and tax incentives.

Peugeot is the inventor and the leader in terms of the diesel particulate filter and since the start of the decade more than 2.1 million of the Brand’s HDi vehicles have been fitted with one. Today, Peugeot also appears among the European leaders for low fuel consumption vehicles and low CO2 emissions. Over 50% of Peugeot vehicles sold in Europe emit less than 130g of CO2/km. This efficiency is illustrated by six standard production "low emission" models, with low emissions that are well within their category:

Beyond the current control of CO2 emissions, Peugeot is preparing a future that will even out fuel consumption and emissions, with total ownership costs under control and renewed driving enjoyment.

Micro-hybrid Technology

The Stop&Start micro-hybrid system reduces fuel consumption and CO2 emissions in congested towns and cities by 15%.

Very moderate engines

A new 1 litre 3-cylinder petrol engine will reduce the CO2 emissions of a compact city vehicle to less than 99g of CO2.

Hybrid and hybrid plug in technologies

Peugeot is the first manufacturer to pursue diesel hybrid technology. This technology will enable us to achieve CO2 emission levels of 99g for the hybrid and 50g for the hybrid plug in.

Our innovative diesel hybrid technology (HYbrid4) is logically in keeping with a European automotive market comprising a high rate of diesel engines. Firstly, it capitalises on the best knowledge available within the Group in terms of HDi engines, electric vehicles and current component expertise (six speed semi-automatic gearbox and STOP & START). It saves almost 35% in terms of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, while retaining renewed levels of driving pleasure.

This technology will be available from as early as Spring 2011 with the launch of the 3008 HYbrid4.


With the iOn, due to be launched in Autumn 2010, Peugeot will be the first Manufacturer to offer you a 100% electric vehicle emitting  zero grams of CO2.

This electric vehicle, developed jointly with Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC), is particularly suited for use in an urban environment. With four doors and four seats, a length of 3.48 m and a turning circle of 4.50 m, this all-electric Peugeot vehicle will develop a maximum power output of 47 kW (64 bhp) and a torque of 180 Nm, thus offering reliable levels of performance (maximum speed of 130 km/h).

Endowed with a very reasonable operating range (130 km standard European cycle), the lithium-ion car batteries are rechargeable in six hours using a conventional 220 V socket or recharged to 80% capacity within thirty minutes, thanks to its fast charging system.