Driving the Electro Engine Saab 93 Convertible SAABSUNITED — 2014 Volkswagen The Beetle Convertible

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Driving the Electro Saab 9-3 Convertible

October 14, in Saabology

There was a comment today from theSandySaab that he’d recently the Electro Engine Saab 9-3

I wrote to him asking for some background so that I could the comment as an article here. of a little background, we’ve got the enchilada!!

It turns out tSS is a real as you’ll see below.

The vehicle impressive (still, again) and hoping that Saab get to to play a role in its continued I noted when checking out Engine’s website today they’re running an electric as a well as the electric Convertible seen before.

My thanks to for these thoughts.


So, as a Saab nut almost as long as I can remember, I been following SU and THS for some now, especially during the financial/car industry crisis. The day and ends with SU. For financial I have done most of my own on old VW Beetles many years but have at least a reasonable and engineering understanding. Also to understand the technology behind engines, EGR, VVC etc… but had a feeling the technology behind new ideas was already old. Why dino juice to get propulsion? all, even the first were electric.

Thanks to the strong oil interests in on Ford’s decision to produce a engine in the model T, we still using mainly oil to propel our I have always wondered happened to the GM EV1 that went after the initial massive coverage. A year ago I came the movie “Who killed the car” .

The sad truth is explained well in this documentary, how the car industry needs the internal engine, as they are in bed with the oil the technology is there already and for with no or little interest to but mainly, they need the back to for scheduled maintenance and of this dirty, old engine Oil, spark plugs, you name it, you pay for it. See the movie!

Since then I have electric car developments, mainly the Motors and it’s Roadster. there is a fun to drive electric with very good and clever people behind the However, the car is prohibitively expensive, and the you get to know about their technology you realize how complex it is. they guarantee the battery to keep at least 80% of it’s range up to 7 years. Also, the S looks promising, and looks good.

Reading on SU about the True Electric concept, I was happy, intrigued and curious. An Saab with the latest

So when passing by in Sweden I them and got a talk and a short drive, one of many they did day. With a core of only 3 persons, they are on a very tight schedule. The was a very pleasant experience, drivable, also at low speeds and nice low end torque. It virtually felt and drove like the (or better) and very quiet. the fuel gauge was the same, wired to indicate the charge

ElectroEngine has initially decided to use from Boston, the prototype’s and efficient torque motors are Switzerland, controlled through patent pending proprietary technology. The 2 engines are mounted to the driving axles, and are electronically to provide TCS, differential, slip, regenerative braking, They also talked 4WD, with 4 motors, one each wheel, but the complexity is exponentially. I would say they start produce this car in (?) numbers very soon, if there was a reasonable solution to the and a/c issue. Tesla Motors that use of cabin heating or a/c in Roadster results in a range of single digit percentage… an article from Ny Teknik. the lineup of partner companies in the (“Blixt”) project. One company in battery heating technology, one in heaters, others in battery and energy management… Add to that government funding, stir and hopefully, hopefully something will come out of it.

Still, it seems ElectroEngine build a series of some 100 Electric Saabs for evaluation 2010. Most likely driveline can be offered in parallel to the engine alternatives, ie there be the gasoline turbo engines, turbos and then the true version, hopefully already MY 2011/12… fingers crossed!

2014 Volkswagen The Beetle Convertible

The of True Electric concept can be as this (I think):

1. “Making cars greater” – the driveline can be in present car models (Saab and No expensive development of new, specific models. Just out the old engine, gear box and differential, put in the Electric drive line –

2. New motor technology, giving an torque of so desired/programmed (see spec: 2480 Nm. ), fun to drive, very efficient.

3. TEBS – Electric Battery System, the pending, proprietary battery system, very flexible as to cells to use (easily adaptable to the technology, allowing for individual to be swapped if faulty, while battery pack integrity and of charge and load.

4. A complete concept, not only for the car and it’s technology, but they also thought about the package, including after pre-owned market, mechanic and requirement at the workshop, etc etc…

5. have 12 patents pending, for within the last 11 months, so new concepts and ideas being up and invented. Many also in the of safety issues, involving the packs, and they were not impressed with some of the solutions in this regard.

6. homepage is loaded with information, have a look on homepage

Finally, some ask why cars? Well, the old arguments apply, clean (park it in you room), no or little maintenance, use of energy. Also, the source for the can be virtually anything, wind, nuclear, gas, coal, Now, with the latest and motor technology you can also a safe, fun to drive everyday car will handle 90% of most needs in terms of range and requirements.

Finally, at least some of Law would apply to the further of the electric car, so prepare plugs and outlets…

2014 Volkswagen The Beetle Convertible
2014 Volkswagen The Beetle Convertible
2014 Volkswagen The Beetle Convertible


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