The 206 CC, presented in 1998 as the Concept 20 â™¥ has been very successful in providing for the first time in its segment, an electrically retractable hardtop. With the launch of the 207, Peugeot teams have naturally thought of a CC version for this new range, bringing all their know-how on “pleasure silhouette.
This concept car, 207 EPISTLE this one hand the features of the future 207 CC Series, but also a technology demonstrator: in fact, the 207 Epure is equipped with an electric motor powered by a battery fuel. The spirit of fun and freedom found driving a convertible takes its full meaning: the total absence of polluting emissions and silence reigning in its use, the driver, but his car are then truly at one with their environment. Pleasure and ecology are a brand.
Fuel Cell (PAC)
The benefits of fuel cell to its environment are numerous:
- offer an alternative to fossil fuels
- contribute to reducing CO2 emissions and thus to control the greenhouse
- improve the quality of city life, through quiet running vehicles using an electric motor and the elimination of local emissions
This technology still faces many technical and economic challenges before considering the mass production. PSA Peugeot CitroÃ«n has initiated a research to explore different solutions. This work in turn led to the realization of several demonstrators, such as the Taxi PAC, H 2 0, or more recently the Quark.
Technological content of the 207 EPISTLE: the “GENEPAC 20″
The 207 Epure receives for the first time on a demonstrator, the fuel cell GENEPAC. Combining simplicity and modularity, this French-designed battery is designed to be compact and efficient. The principle of this new technology stack PEMFC (Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell) is based on the use of thin stainless steel stampings, to reduce the cost and volume of the stack compared to conventional plates.
This system also allows easy declining power of the battery. Thus, the battery used on this demonstrator, called “GENEPAC 20″ version is a 20 kW system GENEPAC. Specifically, “GENEPAC 20″ consists of two modules each comprising a stack of thin plates and membrane electrode assembly. The fuel cell system thus provides a performance level above 50% against 25 to 30% for a heat engine.
Five bottles containing together 3 kg of hydrogen compressed to 700 bar. They bring together the electric motor and battery type lithium-ion “maximum energy and autonomy. They are located at the bottom of the trunk of the vehicle, saving the 2 rear seat allows operation of the retractable roof mechanism and leaves part of the safe usable position cut.
Using an electric motor allows the 207 EPISTLE not use energy unless it is in motion and to recover when decelerating. It also makes this demonstrator silent, an important quality for a vehicle in town and very valuable for a driving gig.
These technologies allow the CAP 207 Epure achieve autonomy consistent (approximately 350 km) while offering a pleasing level of performance with a maximum speed of 130 km / h.
Helping to maintain clean air by not rejecting only water, 207 of this future is well suited to use urban and suburban … For “pure sensations”, new and ever more intense!
- Type: Electric
- Nominal power: 40 kW
- Peak power: 70 kW
- Max. 180 Nm
- Type: Lithium-ion
- Power max.: 50 kilowatts
Fuel Cell GENEPAC 20
- Sponsor: EAA
- Power max.: 20 kilowatts
- Volume 5 bottles each of: 15 l
- Each cylinder pressure: 700 bar
- Total mass of hydrogen onboard: 3 kg
- Max.: 130 km / h
- 0 to 100 km / h: 15.0 s
- 30 to 60 km / h: 3.5 sec
- Range: 350 km
- Weight: 1550 kg
- Length: 4 037 mm
- Width (overall): 1 749 mm
- Wheelbase: 2 540 mm
- Height: 1 387 mm
- Door to overhang: 836 mm
- Door to rear overhang: 661 mm