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    Very interesting and readily adaptable to its whole range.

    I believe the spokesman that said there wouldn't be and "weird and wacky cars" was from the Peugeot side of the business. I am sure a Citroen spokesman would never dare utter such a claim.

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    It looks a lot like a system that was developed by an Australian firm for trucks.
    The system used hydrulic motors/ pumps mounted arround the tail shaft at the back of the gear box and two large accumulators behind the cab. They went belly up a few years ago , cant remember the name but think they were based on the NSW north coast area.
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    Sounds very suspicous, 43% of the time on air in the city, just on energy from braking??

    Also the bit about not running out of air, why would it matter if the main engine is petrol/diesel?
    Would be a good April the 1st article.
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    Hi,
    Nothing suspicious here. The car runs on "petrol and air", so does mine They also brake more than they accelerate.

    N-AIR-G. Just the usual spin for promoting a slow selling period.

    While Citroen may have some expertise in storing energy in hydo-pneumatic systems, the calculations will show the amount of energy stored will be small, in the space available and the losses high, I believe. Perhaps we should all buy up old Citroen spheres for saving the planet
    Jaahn

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