Britain lagging in the use of biofuel technology

Britain Lagging in the Use of Biofuel Technology

According to Saab’s UK Chief, Britain is lagging behind some other European countries when it comes to the usage of new biofuel technology. Jonathan Nash, Saab’s Managing Director said that the government should send out strong signals in order to provide confidence to motorists and other players in the emerging sector.

He also added that in Sweden for instance new and refurbished filling stations were only granted with planning permission if they stocked E85 which is produced using 85 percent ethanol. The result of such move was outstanding since motorists could now purchase the fuel at more than 800 locations. Comparing this to UK wherein bioethanol is only available at 15 Morrisons filling stations.

Mr. Nash has further stated that cars designed to function on E85 gains 20 percent increase in power and a 30 percent increase in torque compared to those running on traditional fuel. Vehicles running on biofuels may still use petrol when needed. Another advantage in using biofuels is that people may be able to use it in cars with smaller engines.

Mr. Nash was also very happy to announce that the sales of Saab models with the biofuel technology has jumped to 85 percent of total output starting from the day that it was launched in Ireland and Sweden in less than 12 months period. He said, “Consumers are prepared to make the “right” choices when offered the right tools, but the government has to offer a sustainable, long-term framework. LPG (liquid petroleum gas) was killed by government policy, it is now dead technology. There are no new cars built with original equipment for LPG.”

What’s new at Saab?

Saab the producer of highly renowned Saab clutch has been running its “Saab Summer Challenge” test-drive promotional sales campaign where it features some of the automaker’s popular models such as the 2007 9-5 sedan, 9-3 Sport sedan, and the 2007 9-7x SUV.

The 2007 9-5 sedan is said to have more standard horsepower than the BMW 525i and the Audi A6 V6 while the 9-3 Sport sedan is claimed to possess an overall higher safety rating as compared to the Volvo S60.

In addition, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, the 2007 9-7x as compared to any SUV of which includes the Toyota’s Lexus GX 470, is said to post the best resale value.

Saab’s vehicles have undergone various testing on quality, safety, and durability and they have came through with flying colors.

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