• Apr 11, 2006

The fine folks at Aftonbladet and TrollhattenSaab.net may have stumbled on more than an interesting detail regarding the Saab 9-3 BioPower Hybrid concept shown at the Stockholm Autoshow. The Swedish prototype has been touted as the first hybrid to return nearly zero fossil fuel emissions, but it's drivetrain may have been hiding an even bigger secret: it might be a 220-volt plug-in.

As the story goes, the revelation was concealed, perhaps in order to reserve some news for the New York Auto Show. The question now is, if this is indeed General Motors' technology program for the future, will it debut plug-in capability with Saab, or give the limelight to another division?

Refresh your memory on the 9-3 BioPower Hybrid here.

[Sources: Aftonbladet, TrollhattenSaab.net and Saab]

(Top Tip, Swade!)



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      • 8 Years Ago
      My girlfriend's Saab battery died after less than 2 years. I sure hope they use a better quality battery in the PROPULSION system than that.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Interesting...if it has the quality of my brother in law's Saab 3, it'll be the world's first 220V plug-and-pray Bio-power hybrid. I'd tell you more about his woes, but I don't have enough time for yet another long and very sad Saab story...
      Thomas Newhouse
      • 8 Years Ago
      What's this Ford and GM crap?
      I have a 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan that is Flex Fuel
      E85 compatible. Can't buy the stuff in Texas unless you can go to 3 military locations that aren't open to the public. Strange that the government can buy the stuff but unless you live in Amarillo, Texas it's not available. I guess it's because GW Bush is from this state.