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Electroengine, The Company Behind True Electric Saabs

Posted on 15. Dec, 2009 by .

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Here is some background on Electroengine, The Company Behind True Electric Saabs that launched their first test vehicles in June this year in Sweden.

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The Swedish company Electroengine in Sweden AB has developed a new system that makes it possible to adapt standard cars with internal combustion engines to high performance electric cars. A demonstration vehicle was on public display at the annual Almedal week in Gotland, Sweden, and the official launch took place on 29th June at 9.00 am in Visby harbour.

The system, which is entitled True Electric™, can be used directly in the production of new cars. It can also be used to convert existing cars to be purely electrically operated cars. This can be done without compromising the safety and performance of the cars. Furthermore, the system has the potential to be considerably more cost-effective than the electric drive systems that are currently on the market. One of its key components is a revolutionary battery management system for which a patent is pending.

Electroengine’s Managing Director, Thomas Bergfjord, comments: “Many people still want to keep driving nice-looking, practical and safe cars with good performance and handling while they are also keen to choose a more environmentally friendly and cost-efficient alternative. True Electric™ now makes it possible to combine the environmentally friendliness and low running costs of electric cars with the functions and performance of existing petrol-driven cars. We can, for example, use our technology to achieve 0-100 km/h acceleration of 6.5 seconds and a top speed of 180 km/h in a SAAB 9-3, as well as being able to drive it 150-200 km purely on electricity without having to change the car’s interior or exterior – thus retaining the luggage space and tow bar.”
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New Coalition Debuts to Deliver High Performance Electric Vehicles

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This just in as expected in a press release today about the five organization consortium. The press conference at Innovatum took place at 6:30am EST/12:30pm in Sweden.

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Media Advisory

New Coalition Debuts to Deliver High Performance Electric Vehicles

Trollhättan, Sweden /December 15, 2009 – A Swedish industry-first electric automobile coalition has been established to fuel the advancement of zero-emission, high performance vehicles.

Funded by $86 million SEK (approximately $12 million U.S.) from a Swedish Energy Agency grant announced on December 10, 2009, the coalition includes companies from the automotive manufacturing, battery and electric power train sectors.

Initial demonstration models of the vehicle — named the ZE Saab 9-3 (ZE for zero emissions) – are already receiving positive reviews. The group plans to build more than 100 additional cars in 2010.

Participating organizations are: te

* Saab Automobile AB (automotive engineering and manufacturing)

* Boston-Power, Inc. (lithium-ion batteries

* Electroengine in Sweden AB (electric power trains)

* Innovatum (project management)

* Power Circle (Sweden’s electric power industry trade organization)

The electrification of transportation represents one of the most significant shifts since the invention of the automobile. The collation brings together internationally recognized experts, products and technologies to foster this transition.

For more information or to schedule an interview with the companies involved in the coalition, please contact the following individuals:

For Innovatum: Tore Helmersson +46 730 915 100, tore.helmersson@innovatum.se

For Boston-Power: Chris Carleton, +1 781 672 3115, ccarleton@chenpr.com

For Power Circle: Christer Asplund, +46 707 822 650, c.asplund@placeinvest.se

For Electroengine in Sweden AB: Thomas Bergfjord, +46 707 999 701, thomas.bergfjord@electroengine.se

For Saab Automobile: Gunilla Gustavs, +46 520 279 797, gunilla.gustavs@saab.com

Innovatum Technology Park is a development centre in the west of Sweden, packed with research projects and inspirational activities. We consist of a science centre, a project arena and an incubator. Innovatum Technology Park wants to inspire new thinking and our point of departure is that the very best way to generate learning and new knowledge is when people cooperate. We are therefore concentrating on arenas with resources which stimulate and utilize precisely this.
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