Report: Saab working on hybrid with help from GM

So you were probably wondering who is next to jump on the hybrid wagon? Well Saab is working on its own hybrid car based on technology that it is developing with its parent company, GM. Hoping to cut cost during development Saab is getting major help from GM. Currently, Saab sells its 9-5 models in Europe that run on E85 but the company is now looking to expand in other markets, such as the United States, with evironmentally-friendly vehicles.

Saab Managing Director told CNNMoney that its future hybrid will be a full-hybrid based on GM technology in alliance with DaimlerChrysler and BMW. GM will be launching some of that technology in its full-size SUVs later this year.

Saab debuted its 9-5 BioPower at the Geneva Motor Show, the first production-based engine to be optimized for pure bioethanol (E100) fuel. In combining Saab turbocharging expertise with the use of high octane E100 fuel, the cars 2.0-liter enginedevelops 300 horsepower.

Source: CNNMoney

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