We have seen a lot of lucky personalities get a hold of the BMW Hydrogen 7 for a test drive. We don't know who you need to be to get on that celebrity list, but we know that it's still a big honkin' car. Therefore, it comes as a pleasant surprise that Peugeot is sharing a 308, a clever-sized compact car, to the French minister of Environmental affairs, Jean-Louis Borloo - and this 308 is a hybrid HDI. Yes, that means it pairs Peugeot's efficient HDI diesel engines to a hybrid transmission. Because the Peugeot 308 and the Citroën C4 have a lot in common, this configuration could be also available on the C4, but the last news we heard about this was that PSA was going upscale with hybrids. Nevertheless, the 308 Hybride improves the standard 1.6-liter HDI consumption figures by 40 percent and emits only 90 grams of CO2 per km. Plans call for the French Minister of Industry to get a hybrid 308 HDI, and for the Mayor of Paris, Bertrand Delanoë, to drive an all-electric 5-door Peugeot 106 (with chauffeur!).

[Source: Le Blog Auto]

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