Technology / 15/09/2014
Faurecia is equipping Peugeot’s 208 Hybrid Air low-energy concept car
A compressed air-fuel hybrid vehicle, the Peugeot 208 HYbrid Air is intended as a first response to the French government’s initiative to produce a series of low consumption vehicles (2L/100) by 2020. Drawing on its expertise in reducing vehicle weight, Faurecia is helping to lightweight the vehicle exteriors provided by the Group for this demonstration:
- Semi-structural plastic composite and fiberglass tailgate:
The semi-structural composite tailgate designed by Faurecia combines plastic with glass fiber to achieve a part that is about 20% lighter (- 2.8 kg) than a conventional steel component.
- Lean exhaust line:
Faurecia’s R&D teams have also redesigned the architecture of the exhaust line by reducing the thickness of all steel parts, shaving an average of 0.4 millimeters off the muffler pipes and casings and up to 0 6 mm from the baffles, making an overall weight reduction of 20% (1.9 kg lighter) for the entire line.
Technology / 06/09/2017At the 2017 International Auto Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, Germany, Faurecia will demonstrate how it is accelerating new and disruptive technologies in its two strategic areas of focus – Sustainable Mobility and Smart Life on Board.+
Strategy, Technology / 26/06/2017Faurecia has won a contract to retrofit 20,000 Seoul buses and commercial vehicles using its Amminex technology.+