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Saab goes carbon neutral

Posted by Car Geek on July 9, 2007

Saab BioPower 9-5 at Leipzig, from http://flickr.com/photos/25688557@N00/475546116/

In what is likely an Australian first, Saab has shifted their entire range to be carbon neutral. In essence, any Saab purchased before September 30, 2007 will be carbon offset for the expected use in the first year. This applies to every new vehicle in the range. In addition, Saab is releasing a BioPower 9-5 with a 2.3L turbocharged engine that can run on unleaded, E85 or any combination of the two, with the vehicle’s engine “adjusting accordingly”. According to Saab this results in a significant increase in available power when using E85, although there is no word about its fuel consumption. Saab is releasing this model in anticipation of E85 becoming available in Australia in the near future; given the resistance from government and public interest groups to use anything more than E10, the true usefulness of Saab’s BioPower 9-5 may not be apparent for a while yet.

(Source: saab.com.au)

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