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UK should not turn its back on biofuels, says Saab managing director

That Saab loves itself some ethanol is no secret, so it shouldn't be a surprise that the Saab Great Britain's managing director, Jonathan Nash, isn't too pleased with the UK's Chancellor decision to take away the fuel tax rebate for biofuels starting in 2010. Nash said the move shows that the government might be turning its back on biofuels and that the UK will

Geneva 2008: Photos of just about everything

Pininfarina Sintesi, the Th!nk Ox, the KTM X-Bow, the Audi R8 TDI Le Mans, the

Geneva '08 Preview: New Saab concept will have BioPower engine

In what should come as a surprise to no one, the new Saab concept that will debut in a little over a week at the Geneva Motor Show will in fact use BioPower engine. BioPower, for those that haven't been paying attention, is Saab's branding for ethanol-capable flex-fuel engines. Saab Development Director Jörgen Nylén confirmed to Spanish site MotorPasion that the concept that will presage a new model (likely to be called

Detroit 2008: Saab 9-4X BioPower live reveal

This morning at the Detroit Auto Show, GM officially revealed the Saab 9-4X BioPower concept. This car was part of a glamorous press conference (gaudy, in fact, just like all the big automakers have here) that also introduced the Hummer HX concept and the GM-Coskata partnership (more on that, including an audio recording

Detroit 2008 leak: Saab's 9-4X BioPower CUV concept

It sure gets leaky before an auto show, doesn't it? While GM and Saab would like to keep a lid on the news of the Saab 9-4X BioPower concept CUV, the word is out, thanks to Automotive News (subs req'd). The full details of this eathnol-ready CUV will be coming on Sunday at the Detroit Auto Show, but we do know that the

Possible Saab 9-1X sketch?

Is that an AMC Gremlin that I see in profile above? Nope... it's a sketch from TopSpeed of what the impending new Saab 9-1X could look like. We've seen some other possible drawings of what shape the new Swedish beauty might take, and all of them have a few peculiar design elements. Saab is known as a "quirky" brand due to their

Saab's 1.8t Biopower engine on sale

As we announced a few months ago, Saab is finally offering its full range of 9-3 vehicles with E85 capability in all of Europe. Besides the improvements for the 2.0 turbo powerplant, Saab has tuned the base 1.8 liter engine to create an E85-capable version, which, according to the brand, outdoes

E85 in Australia next year

An AutoblogGreen reader from Down Under has let us know that E85 fuel will most likely finally be available in Australia next year. A specific date isn't set, but United Petroleum seems set to sell the ethanol-petrol blend in "early 2008" at the price of about $1AUS per liter, starting around Melbourne and Sydney.