Saab 2.3t BioFuel engine on sale Monday, Saab asks UK for biofuel boost
The lowest-priced Saab with the 2.3t BioPower engine (the manual transmission 9-5 Saloon Linear 2.3t BioPower) costs £23,270. I'm pretty sure even this low-end version doesn't come with Saab BioPower stickers all over it.
To coincide with the release of the 2.3t, Saab asked the UK Government on Wednesday to further support domestic biofuel production. As I wrote yesterday, the UK's biofuel industry is growing. Saab Great Britain Limited managing director Jonathon Nash said all of the work done to improve the UK biofuel industry recently is now paying off with ethanol production, E85-capable cars, and E85 pumps now starting to be more regular in the UK. Still, Nash said the government has, "done little to encourage the public into driving cars that can run on eco-friendly fuel sources. [snip] A mere £10 reduction in Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) and a 20 pence per liter tax rebate on biofuels is not enough to stimulate this new market" and needs to support the biofuel industry more.
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