Concept: Saab’s BioPower

January 23rd, 2007 |
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This unique concept, showcased in a Saab 9-3 Convertible, combines fossil-free bioethanol fuel (E100) with electric-only propulsion, using the advanced, two-mode hybrid system that Saab’s parent company, General Motors Corp., is co-developing with DaimlerChrysler and BMW Group. The Saab BioPower Hybrid Concept is capable of zero fossil fuel CO2 emissions, while also enhancing performance and reducing energy consumption. While at the Detroit Auto Show, I spoke with Brian Nesbitt, GME’s design director about the vehicle.

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-Matt Kelly

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