Thanks to Greven and ctm in comments there’s a little more info hanging around about the new Saab hybrid vehicle concept. The info is coming from this site, via the link provided by Greven. I’ve run it through my dodgy Swedish translator and will try and decode some of the results (as well as incorporate some info from ctm).
First of all there seems to be some confirmation that the Hybrid, which is in desperate need of a Saabish name, will indeed be appearing at the Stockholm Motor Show, beginning April 1. Jan-Ake is saying that the product is on its way, but won’t say when. The site (named www.di.se) is predicting a debut around 2010, probably as that’s the time the new small Saab, the 9-1 or 9-2 depending on who you read, 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.
I wonder if it’ll also be turbocharged? Imagine a turbocharged hybrid. Only Saab.
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.
The test vehicle being used most was a 9-3 Sports Sedan, but recently they’ve been running the setup in a 9-3 convertible as well.
I’ve always been a bit sceptical about the whole hybrid concept. I’ve driven a Prius and whilst it was fascinating, I didn’t come away that impressed that I’d rave about it. Here’s hoping Saab can do something exciting with it.
And any suggestions to name the hybrid drivetrain are welcome in comments.
How about……Saab Turbrid?
The full dodgy web translation is after the jump. Provided via Systran.
“the exists this spring product flat, but I wants to not to say when the comes”, says Jan Åke Jonsson, that in other respect is a lot of secretive about the plans on hybridbilar.
Probably dwells a Saabhybrid to around 2010.
But already next week may we a foretaste of the technology. A skin good ID is run off various engines with different fuel – and Saab drives directly past the few hybridkonkurrenter (Toyota, Honda, Ford and GM in USA) that exists today.
Instead of that used petrol as fuel to the combustion engine has Saab select E 85, therefore mainly ethanol.
The means both that the consumption becomes low and that the wastes of carbon dioxide become extremely small.
Toyota Prius releases out record low 104 grams per kilometers – driven on E 85 willed the wastes from Saabhybriden end up around 15-20 grams.
Can Saabhybriden be driven on 100 percents cinema based ethanol happens at all no wastes of carbon dioxide.
The development of skin good winter lairs has been taking place at Saab in Trollhättan in over a year, in collaboration with Lund’s technical college.
During the winter the technology has been tested in several different cars. In the first concept used Saab two electric engines as complements to the combustion engine, in the same way as Toyota does in your Lexushybrider.
Then, an electric engine existed on 14 kilo watt forward and an electric engine on 30 kilo watt batch, which therefore meant that the car each the four wheel drive. A common 9-3 has been used for those physicals that now are driven at full speed.
A lot of points now on that the etanolhybrid that is shown on the car parlour also is a 9-3 – but a convertible.
On that way wants to Saab sensible that one can few as well performance (three engines) as life enjoyment (convertible) – and only release out outermostly little greenhouse gases, about than some at all.