Peugeot 308 tops class at Energywise Rally

Peugeot 308 tops class at Energywise Rally

Energywise Rally Peugeot

The Peugeot 308 AT-e has come top of the Compact Car Class for the lowest CO2 emissions in the 2008 AA Energywise Rally, with a total emissions figure of 106.03 g/km. The 308 has also come first in its class for using the least amount of fuel, with an overall consumption figure of 4.047 l/100km.

“At Peugeot we are very proud of this result. The Compact Car Class is very competitive and is a growing sector of the market as it’s largely reflective of modern family consumers needs,” said Simon Rose Divisional Manager for Peugeot in New Zealand.

The 308 AT-e is the first vehicle in the world to be fitted with the new Michelin Energy Saver tyres. This high-tech tyre, by optimising rolling resistance by 20%, can reduce the quantity of energy required to move the vehicle, and thus give a reduction in fuel consumption of around 0.2 litres per 100 km, or about 4 g of CO2 per km. This corresponds to about one tonne less of CO2 discharged during the life of a vehicle.

The electronically controlled gearbox, which takes away the need for a clutch pedal, is an alternative to traditional gearboxes due to its limited additional cost with respect to a manual gearbox. This highly responsive gearbox will appeal to gear change enthusiasts who will be able to use the gear lever or paddles situated behind the steering wheel.

The AA Energywise rally shows motorists how they can slash their fuel bills by choosing a fuel-efficient car and driving it in a fuel efficient manner. A record 59 vehicles entered this year’s four-day rally around the North Island which began and finished in Auckland and during the event, drivers travelled to Wellington and back, via Palmerston North, Wangamomona, Rotorua and Hamilton, covering a distance of 1626 kilometers. They were put to the test with a combination of driving on motorways, unsealed roads, rural state highways, and in peak-hour city congestion.

Energywise Rally Peugeot

The Peugeot 308 AT-e has come top of the Compact Car Class for the lowest CO2 emissions in the 2008 AA Energywise Rally, with a total emissions figure of 106.03 g/km. The 308 has also come first in its class for using the least amount of fuel, with an overall consumption figure of 4.047 l/100km.

“At Peugeot we are very proud of this result. The Compact Car Class is very competitive and is a growing sector of the market as it’s largely reflective of modern family consumers needs,” said Simon Rose Divisional Manager for Peugeot in New Zealand.

The 308 AT-e is the first vehicle in the world to be fitted with the new Michelin Energy Saver tyres. This high-tech tyre, by optimising rolling resistance by 20%, can reduce the quantity of energy required to move the vehicle, and thus give a reduction in fuel consumption of around 0.2 litres per 100 km, or about 4 g of CO2 per km. This corresponds to about one tonne less of CO2 discharged during the life of a vehicle.

The electronically controlled gearbox, which takes away the need for a clutch pedal, is an alternative to traditional gearboxes due to its limited additional cost with respect to a manual gearbox. This highly responsive gearbox will appeal to gear change enthusiasts who will be able to use the gear lever or paddles situated behind the steering wheel.

The AA Energywise rally shows motorists how they can slash their fuel bills by choosing a fuel-efficient car and driving it in a fuel efficient manner. A record 59 vehicles entered this year’s four-day rally around the North Island which began and finished in Auckland and during the event, drivers travelled to Wellington and back, via Palmerston North, Wangamomona, Rotorua and Hamilton, covering a distance of 1626 kilometers. They were put to the test with a combination of driving on motorways, unsealed roads, rural state highways, and in peak-hour city congestion.

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