Saab Automobile Partners With Boston, Massachusetts Based Battery Company To Produce 100 True Electric Cars

Posted on 11. Dec, 2009 by in 2000-2009


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Saab Automobile has received funds recently from the Swedish Government for a 100 True Electric Saab 9-3 vehicles to be produced as part of a pilot project.

The partnership of this project is part of the PowerCircle investment group in Sweden while the battery power is by a Boston, Massachusetts based company called Boston Power. according to Nyteknik

Apparently there have been three electric cars already built as pictured, two of which we’ve seen already, one is the Saab 9-3 Convertible, the other is the Saab 9-3 SportCombi, perhaps the remaining be the sedan variant?

Here is the article below loosely translated:

Today, it was clear that the electric car project ZE Saab 9-3 in Trollhattan receive 86.7 million crowns in aid of the Swedish state.

If everything goes the way it can lead to the Boston Power starts a new battery factory in Sweden.

teSuch a development has already been discussed, confirming Anders Lewald, electric car expert at Energy Agency.

– The project is a continuation of Blix project in Trollhättan. The difference is that now gets bigger, with more cars and another supplier of batteries, “says Anders Lewald to new technology on Thursday afternoon.

The government has pulled out with extra money for this project which is called the ZE Saab 9-3.

Here’s what Boston Power’s battery cells out. The blue on the left, Sonata, is optimized for notebook computers, the green to the right, called Swing, is optimized for electric cars.

The project, which cost is estimated at 200 million kronor, the 86.7 million crowns in aid of which 60 million is money that Enterprise and Energy Maud Olofsson has taken from its budget, leaving the rest of the Energy Authority’s own budget.

– The money will be used to test the new battery technology, command and control technology, electric motors and to verify that the equipment can be used in cars, “says Anders Lewald.

Olofsson already revealed last Tuesday at a press conference at Saab Automobile in Trollhättan to ZE Saab 9-3 project will get their money. Read the news story here.

ZE stands for Zero Emissions, Zero Emission. After having converted a total of three Saab 9-3 for electric cars is now the rate increase. More than 100 cars, “said Energy Agency.


* Saab Automobile set up with over 100 Saab 9-3-cars.

* Electro Engine stands for power electronics, electric machinery and battery system.

* Boston Power is introducing its new lithium-ion battery Swing in ZE-Saab. If everything goes the way the Boston Power to launch a battery factory in Sweden.

* Power Circle, which is the electrical power industry association, is having to build a test organization for the demo cars.

* The project is led by Innovatum technology parks in Trollhättan with Lillemor Lindberg as project coordinator.

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