March 27, 2006

Saab to introduce flexible-fuel hybrid prototype

Stockholm, Sweden – Saab will introduce a prototype of a flexible-fuel hybrid 9-3 sedan at the upcoming Stockholm Auto Show. The hybrid can run on pure ethanol (E100) as well as gasoline blends.

Saab has developed the hybrid in conjunction with Lund Technical University in southern Sweden. The modified 9-3 uses two electric motors, one for each axle. Reportedly, the company’s chief executive has confirmed that the vehicle is in Saab’s production plan but would not specify a date.

Saab introduced its Aero X concept, a twin-turbo flexible-fuel sports car capable of running on E100, at the Geneva Auto Show earlier this year.

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