Diesel hybrid hits our roads

Peugeot is first to the market with a diesel-electric hybrid car, but how does it fare on Irish roads? Shane O' Donoghue reports.

28th April, 2012
Diesel hybrid hits our roads
Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4: for what it does over and above the excellent conventional 3008, it's worth the extra money.

Given the tax system in Ireland, it's not surprising that the standard line-up of the Peugeot 3008 features solely diesel engines, and the modest 112hp 1.6-litre HDi engine at that. The most efficient sits in Band B with emissions of 122g/km. The most expensive costs €29,945.

Now there's a new version called the HYbrid4, which costs a significant €7,000 more. It's the first ever diesel-electric hybrid to go on sale, but is it worth the...

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