Date: Tue, 04 Oct 2005 18:38:47 GMT
From: Paul Halliday <pjghnospamyonder.co.uk>
Subject: Re: SAAB Bi-Power


in article 43427CE3.A2DF20A6nospamail.com, Pooh Bear at rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com wrote on 04/10/2005 14:00: > > > Tex wrote: > >> "Paul Halliday" <pjghnospamyonder.co.uk> wrote in message >> news:BF67F747.15FBC%pjghnospamyonder.co.uk... >>> >>> If SAAB is to move away from petrol (and/or diesel) as the primary fuel >>> source then this is a good first step. I suppose it depends what kind of >>> hand-in-glove relationship GM has with the oil companies. >> >> It's going to take a bit more than just Saab cars to convince most petrol >> dealers to also start vending ethanol based fuels. Without widespread >> places which offer e85 fuel these vehicle offerings are moot. I know in >> some parts of the US anyway (mostly in the midwestern states where corn >> crops are king), ethanol blends are already offered at many fueling stations >> (but it's hardly widespread). > > I believe from what I've heard the Sweden is 'pushing' E85 to reduce > dependence > on imported oil. It probably does indeed need a government driven incentive to > make things change. Left to their own devices, I'm sure that oil companies > would > prefer not to bother. Your absolutely right. Sweden have pledged to rid their dependence upon oil by 2020. That they have also a programme to cease nuclear power is going to be an interesting one to watch ... I'm sure countries like Holland (and indeed the whole Netherlands, no doubt) will adopt a similar stance very quickly. I hope it spreads to the UK, too. The FFV will be sold in Sweden, the UK, Ireland, Holland & Spain, as well as China and Brazil. Okay, trial markets, but I bet the out-letters of LPG will have a stock of E85 overnight! What I like is that SAAB are once again truly deserving of the term 'eco-power'. Nice one! Now let's hope GM don't make an arse of it :) Paul 1989 900 Turbo S http://saab.go.dyndns.org/

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