Is Peugeot winding down its Hybrid Air project?

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The death of PSA Peugeot Citroën's innovative Hybrid Air program – as seen on the Citroën C4 Cactus Airflow 2L Concept shown above – appears to have been greatly exaggerated, a spokesperson for the company told Automotive News Europe.

The French press had been reporting that the system, which relies partially on compressed air for power, was to be shelved because PSA couldn't find a cost-sharing partner, with Les Echoes citing the September departure of project leader Karim Mokaddem.

" We have no plans to cancel the project," a PSA spokesperson told ANE, adding that the company was planning on Mokaddem leaving once the compressed-air system's development phase was complete. "We are now waiting for another partner to help us begin the production stage."

So while the program doesn't appear to be totally shelved, it looks like there was at least something to Les Echoes' report, and something worth keeping an eye on in the future.

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