Peugeot to use Sanyo NiMH batteries in upcoming diesel hybrid

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Earlier this year, Peugeot announced that it would introduce its first production vehicle based on the new 3008 crossover in 2011. Peugeot will likely be the first automaker to introduce a light duty diesel hybrid using PSA's Hybrid4 through-the-road architecture. For this first application, Peugeot will stick with nickel metal hydride batteries and, if a report out of Japan is accurate, PSA will be sourcing its batteries from Sanyo, the same company that supplies batteries to Ford and Honda for their hybrid models. In addition to the 3008, PSA will also incorporate the Hybrid4 system into the upcoming Citroen DS5. The DS5 will likely make its debut next spring at the Geneva Motor Show and the hybrid will use the same diesel through-the-road setup.

[Source: Nikkei via GreenCarCongress]

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