UPDATE: Edmunds are now picking up this story as well:
Environmentally friendly vehicles would fit nicely into Saab’s image — but shouldn’t hybrids be part of every GM brand’s offerings?
Thanks to TuuSaR in comments, we’ve got the URL for Saab’s patent application on the hybrid transmission system. As is also mentioned in comments, the presence of a patent on a particular technology doesn’t guarantee we’ll ever see it (the SVC engine, for example).
And yet another thing mentioned in comments: when Swede’s say “eventually” like Jan-Ake did about the hybrid system appearing in a Saab, that “eventually” can get a little lost in translation and actually mean a stronger sort of “possibly”.
Here’s a couple of screenshots relating to the hybrid transmission system for those of you that might be interested. I’m more of an artist than an engineer, so a lot of this is gobbledygook to me. It’s separated into two images as the writing continued over two pages.