Saab Hybrid to come in 2010?
Saab Hybrid is predicting a debut around 2010, probably as that’s the time the new small Saab, the 9-1 or 9-2 will be due for release.
Of course, Saab wouldn’t just make the same old sort of hybrid that everyone else is making. It’s combining the hybrid technology with E85 to make a car that produces even less pollutants than the record low currently spat out by the Toyota Prius. The Prius releases around 104 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer. It’s projected that the Saab, running on eco-friendly e85, will emit just 15-20 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer.
Saab have been developing the technology in conjunction with Lund Technical College for around a year now, using several different cars and configurations. I’m not quite sure of the translation, but it reads like there were two electric engines in the initial configuration. It’s possible that that’s still the case if I’m reading things correctly.