Saab to introduce First Ethanol Hybrid

Cindy Zimmerman

SaabThe unveiling of the world’s first ethanol-electric hybrid car will take place next week at the Stockholm car show, according to this story from Forbes, which got the story from the online edition of Dagens Industri (DI).
Unlike the Toyota Prius which combines an electric motor with a petrol engine, Saab’s hybrid will combine an electric motor with an E85 Ethanol engine. Saab officials are not saying when the vehicle might be available for sale but it will likely be at least 2010.