Peugeot is expected to unveil its 207 EPURE hydrogen concept car at the Paris Motor Show, which runs from September 30 – October 15, 2006. The Peugeot Citroen supermini convertible is powered by a Genepac 20 (20 kw) fuel cell, designed in part by the French Atomic Energy Commission.
The fuel cell along with the lithium-ion battery pack (50 kw) power the Peugeot 207 EPURE’s electric motor. The vehicle has a range of 218 miles and a top speed of 81 mph. Two 15-liter hydrogen tanks are stored in the trunk. The color of the concept hydrogen vehicle is pearl white with accents of absinthe green, according to the manufacturer.
The instrument panel on the Peugeot 207 EPURE contains all of the necessary gauges and measurements for battery charge and hydrogen fuel levels. The center consol displays the flow of energy from battery and fuel cell to electric motor.
The car is not a speed-burner as it goes from 0 – 60 mph in 15 seconds but it’s a step in the right direction for Peugeot in getting onboard hydrogen technology for a greener tomorrow.