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    Read This: First test drive shows promise of Saab 9-3 EV
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    We can't read Swedish, so when it comes to a first-drive review of a Saab 9-3 electric-vehicle prototype, we'll trust Inside EVs' translation of a write-up from Swedish automotive publication Elbilen i Sverige. And it's a decent one. The write-up, that is. The translation, too, we hope. Taken to ...

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    Official: NEVS Saab EV prototype on display, with top speed of just 75 mph
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    National Electric Vehicle Sweden, the Saab-owning Swedish holding company that is in turn owned by Chinese investors, has some problems (i.e., no cash). But that isn't stopping NEVS from showing off a prototype Saab 9-3 Electric Vehicle this week. But wait, you might be saying, didn't NEVS ...

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    Report: NEVS completes Saab purchase, earns right to brand name but not griffin badge
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    According to the Associated Press, a Hong Kong-based concern is close to building new Saab models. After some delays, National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) has completed the purchase of bankrupt Swedish automaker Saab. NEVS says it plans to debut an electric vehicle in about 18 months. ...

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    Report: NEV deal to buy Saab delayed
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    Remember a month and a half ago when we told you that Saab will "soldier on?" Well, we should have written "stand at attention." According to SaabsUnited, the deal for National Electric Vehicle Sweden to buy the remaining Saab assets didn't close on schedule. In fact, it's been delayed by "a ...

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    Report: Saab majority buyer headed by businessman with biofuels background
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    More good news for Saab enthusiasts big on alt-fuel transportation. The China-based entity slated to be the majority owner of Saab is headed by a tycoon that runs companies in the biofuels industry, the Associated Press reports. Kai Johan Jiang, who once worked for Volvo Trucks, heads a company ...

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    Saab 9-3 ePower test fleet being assembled
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    Despite Spyker's adventures in Chinese business negotiation, Saab is doing everything in its power to try and push forward. The 9-4X is reportedly the only Saab vehicle currently being produced, but it seems another is also coming to life. A fleet of Saab 9-3 ePower electric wagons are being put ...

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    Saab's financial struggles put fate of electric 9-3 ePower in jeopardy
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    Saab 9-3 ePower prototype – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Saab's deal with Chinese manufacturer Hawtai Motor Group, announced on May 3rd, would have brought at least 120 million euros ($171 million U.S. at the current exchange rate) to the ailing Swedish automaker. The deal, ...

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    Saab 9-3 ePower utilizes 135 kW UQM PowerPhase electric motor
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    Saab 9-3 ePower prototype – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When Saab unveiled its first-ever battery-powered vehicle, the 9-3 ePower, we enthusiastically claimed:
    With a projected range of 125 miles and a 0-60 mile per hour acceleration time of less than 8.5 seconds, ...

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    Saab enters joint venture e-AAM to get "innovative" electric AWD systems for next-gen vehicles
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    Fresh off Saab's unveiling of its first-ever electric vehicle, the 9-3 ePower, Saab and American Axle Manufacturing are announcing today they have formed a new joint venture called e-AAM Driveline Systems that will develop electric and hybrid driveline systems. Headquartered, like Saab, in ...

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    Saab 9-3 ePower gets its punch from Boston-Power's rugged Swing cells
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    Saab ePower EV Prototype – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When Saab unveiled its first-ever electric vehicle (EV), the 9-3 ePower, we ecstatically claimed:
    With a projected range of 125 miles and a 0-60 mile per hour acceleration time of less than 8.5 seconds, Saab's first-ever ...

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    Paris Preview: Saab to debut 9-3 ePower electric vehicle
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    Saab ePower EV Prototype – Click above for high-res image gallery
    With a projected range of 125 miles and a 0-60 mile per hour acceleration time of less than 8.5 seconds, Saab's first-ever electric vehicle, the 9-3 ePower, brings the automaker into the battery-powered mix with authority. ...

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    All-electric Saab 9-3 test fleet to launch in early 2011
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    Saab 9-3 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    During a media launch for the 2011 Saab 9-5, company executives revealed plans to introduce a test fleet of electric vehicles (EVs) based on the upcoming 9-3. As Inside Line reports, Saab execs confirmed that the test fleet of EVs will roll ...

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    Upscale small cars face hard times against hybrid rivals
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    2010 Volkswagen Golf – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Producers of upscale small cars such as the Volkswagen Golf, Mazda3 and Volvo C30 face stiff competition from hybrid vehicles for reasons unrelated to fuel mileage. Upscale cars are priced at the top end of their individual ...

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    Saab improves efficiency of 9-3 diesel, now up to 44.4 mpg (U.S.)
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    Saab has just tweaked the diesel versions of the 9-3 to reduce the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Over in Europe, the Saab is available with a 1.9L turbodiesel four in two power flavors. The milder single turbo 150 hp variant is now rated at 44.4 mpg (U.S.) in the sedan or 42.8 mpg (U.S.) in ...

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    Saab 9-3 Aero now available with diesel in Australia
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    The Astra isn't the only GM model getting a new diesel option in Australia. The performance Aero model of the Saab 9-3 is now available with a 177hp 1.9L diesel. The 295lb-ft of torque is apparently enough to motivate the 9-3 Aero TTiD at similar rates to the gas engined version. The gas-fueled ...

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    New emissions rules may force next gen Saab 9-3 to grow smaller
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    Upcoming fuel economy regulations in the U.S. and carbon dioxide emissions limits in Europe appear set to take a bite out of the next generation Saab 9-3. The current 9-3 is derived from GM's Epsilon platform and the new 9-3 was due to come off the Epsilon II that underpins the new Opel Insignia, ...

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    ABG Driving Impression: 2008 Saab 9-3 Diesel
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    Click the Saab 9-3 diesel for a galleryAt the GM Powertrain technology show, they offered up a new 2008 Saab 9-3 equipped with a two-stage turbocharged 1.9L Family B diesel engine. The engine is another example of modern common rail injection diesel engines. As with all diesels, the engine ...

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    Video: Rick Wagoner on GM's commitment to energy diversity. And new E-Flex concepts soon?
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    As we mentioned last week, Rick Wagoner, chairman and CEO of GM spoke to the crowd at the Geneva Motor Show last week, and here is a video to prove it. He spoke quite a bit about alternative fuels and alternative propulsion. He went on to state that GM is committed to providing vehicles that can ...

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    An internal embargo at GM? Did GM not allow Saab to reveal their plug in hybrid first?
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    As posted earlier, Saab has released a new concept car at the Detroit auto show, according to The Car Connection. The vehicle looks to be a 9-3 convertible, but underneath is a rather high tech vehicle using three electric motors and a CVT transmission in addition to its E100 2.0 liter 4 cylinder ...

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    Detroit Auto Show: Saab BioPower concept
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    We have reported on Saab's BioPower vehicles before, but not this one is particular. It is a new concept vehicle at the Detroit Auto Show. The vehicle uses no fossil fuels at all during operation. It runs on 100 percent ethanol, and because of that it gets more power than its gasoline powered ...

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