Lower CO2 For Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4
(Tuesday 11 September 2012)
Less than a year after putting the diesel-electric 3008 HYbrid4 into production, Peugeot has introduced several changes to improve the fuel economy and CO2 emissions.
The changes are in the engine management software and relate to battery management and energy recovery. In real-life motoring they will be most obvious in urban driving, when the HYbrid4 is most likely to switch into all-electric mode and therefore stop using fossil fuel.
This has its effect on the combined result of the two part of the official fuel economy test, raising the consumption to 80.7mpg and lowering the CO2 rating to 91g/km in the case of cars fitted with 16" wheels and Energy Saving tyres. Whether or not drivers can get anywhere near 80.7mpg, the fact remains that business users will still be able to claim 100% Write Down Allowance in the first year when the threshold for doing so drops from 110g/km to 95g/km next April.
This does not apply to other models in the range - namely those with 16" wheels and Mud & Snow tyres, or with 17" or 18" wheels no matter what tyres they have - but they still have an advantage over their predecessors in that their CO2 emissions drop from 104g/km to 99g/km, making them exempt from Vehicle Excise Duty and the London congestion charge. All versions are subject to 10% Benefit In Kind taxation for business users.