The SOC is underway and as it’s coinciding with the launch of the 2008 Saab 9-3 for the US market, SaabUSA have duly updated their website to reflect this:
And speaking of SOC, there’s a bunch of photos here at Flickr to show you some of the cars that have gathered there. Viggens feature prominently. Yum!
Some website called Inhabitat thinks that there’s 4 ‘sustainable sports cars’ or concepts thereof that are sexier than the Saab Aero-X.
Their Top 5 sexiest sustainable list. That Toyota is one ugly beast.
Via AutoBlog Green
Here’s an idea that may well have Saab Sweden scratching their heads, thinking “why didn’t we come up with that?”
Ford are running a road rally through six countries in Western Europe and the main vehicles particpating will all be running on E85. The aim is to show that E85 is a viable fuel for the European traveller and available in most western European countries. As long as you plan your route appropriately.
Here’s the route map. Perhaps Saab 9-5 and 9-3 BioPower vehicles could be strategically placed along the way. What the heck – why not just drive the Saabs 100m ahead of the Ford pack!
And speaking of E85, GM’s FYI blog has an E85 Mythbusting post entered there today, just in case you needed some myths busting. I don’t think they’ve made a chicken cannon for the purpose of the post though.
This one’s not about alternative fuels, but alternative combustion.
GM are working on HCCI engines and are showing prototypes with working HCCI technology. HCCI works through compression and ignites the fuel at a lower temperature meaning less energy loss through heat. It’s the Next Big Thing.
GM are getting some pats onthe back for leading the way with this one so far. At the moment they seem to have the technology stable to around 55mph only, so it’s still a work in progress. Saab applications will surely follow some time down the track.