Saab BioPower Hybrid Cabrio

15Jul07

Saab BioPower Hybrid Cabrio

Saab BioPower Hybrid Cabrio

-first ever hybrid convertible to be conceptualized
-world’s first fossil-free hybrid vehicle
-modular hybrid system made up of one BioPower engine and two electric motors
-maintenance free, 300-volt battery bank and an all-wheel drive with electric power transmission to the rear wheels
-packaged tightly to fit in the Saab 9-3 Convertible without sacrificing accommodation or trunk space
currently not in SAAB’s production plan
-runs on either pure ethanol or electricity, there is no way for the BioPower Hybrid concept car to produce any CO2 emissions
-featerus an electric-only ‘Zero Mode’ for city driving and regenerative braking
-the vehicle can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in a mere 6.9 seconds, which is a large improvement compared to the 8.8 seconds registered by its gasoline-powered counterpart
-it can generate torque values of up to three times greater than its gasoline-only equivalent.

The BioPower engine is an all-aluminum, turbocharged, 2.0-liter engine that is capable of running in pure ethanol or E100 fuel and outputs 260 bhp. The electric motor combination, on the other hand, is made up of a 38 kW rear mounted electric motor and a 15 kW integrated starter generator (ISG).

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