In Lyon, France the Peugeot 307 CC FiSyPAC FCV hybrid is making an appearance Dec. 7 – 11, 2009. In 2006 the same company showed off the Peugeot 207 ePure at the Paris Motor Show, but many improvements have been made since then.
For instance the Peugeot 307 CC FiSyPAC is based upon the 307 coupe cabriolet but with improvements in fuel cell and battery performance over the 207 ePure. The Peugeot 207 ePure has a driving range of about 218 miles whereas the Peugeot 307 CC FiSyPAC has a driving range of over 300 miles.
The 207 ePure was powered by a Genepac 20 kw fuel cell. Since that time and with help of French researchers the Peugeot 307 FCV’s fuel cell has increased its efficiency by 20-percent and the fuel cell’s lifespan by 400-percent.
The lithium ion batteries have also increased their efficiency and output since 2006, and the Peugeot 307 fuel cell vehicle now has a range equivalent to 62 mpg. Let’s also hope that the acceleration of the Peugeot 307 FCV has increased over the 207 ePure as it came in at a pretty ho-hum 0 – 60 mph in about 15 seconds.