Hybrid Convertible In The Stockholm Motor Show
Many car manufacturers have always targeted and dreamed of releasing to the public hybrid convertible cars that will promote the same or better features compared to the standard hybrid cars. One car company that managed to achieve this goal is Saab, a global car-manufacturing giant based in Sweden and in many other parts of world. In a recent Stockholm Motor Show, it unveiled to the eager public its new car innovation branded as BioPower Hybrid 9-3 Convertible Concept. Once totally manufactured and released, this will be the first hybrid convertible car ever that is fossil-fuel-free.
How it Works
The whole hybrid convertible car combines a two hundred sixty horsepower and two-liter BioPower combustion engine that is capable of operating on pure ethanol fuel appropriate for front-wheel driving. This particular mechanism also features dual electric systems and motors that drive the rear and front wheels. This particular hybrid convertible car also has a new SIDI direct injection mechanism, a first for the company of Saab, which permits the switch to convert blended or mixed ethanol or gasoline to pure ethanol, even during cold weather.
It is because of the combination of these engine features that the 9-3 system of this hybrid convertible will propel the car to reach speeds of up to one hundred kilometers per hour in less than seven seconds. At the other end of the line, this hybrid convertible will only run using electricity under Zero-Mode at speeds reaching up to fifty kilometers per hour. The combustion engine instantly operates to its maximum performance if the battery runs down or if the force applied is increased.
Saab Press Release
It was in the press release of Saab that all the specific features of this BioPower hybrid convertible car were discussed. Apart from total zero emission of fossil fuels, one distinct feature that makes this particular hybrid convertible special is that it will pair a turbo-charged engine to a battery-operated and charged full hybrid drive mechanism that promises to deliver astounding car performance and great gas mileage.
Zero Mode, Zero Emission, Zero Consumption
When you use the Saab Hybrid Convertible car, the driver can press Zero Mode button and he or she can then drive electrically with speeds reaching up to fifty kilometers per hour. The powerful turbo-charged batteries have the capability to drive ten to twenty kilometers without necessarily utilizing the combustion engine…
This particular aspect of the hybrid convertible car is totally apt for those people who love to use their cars for commuting, and is perfectly compatible for areas that are usually congested with traffic (and this requires cars to perform at much lower speeds). The hybrid convertible car however will immediately turn into a normal hybrid system when the driver increases the speed of it for over fifty kilometers per hour, or if the driver needs stronger acceleration and if the charge of the car battery runs low.
The combustion engine is well tuned, finely designed, greatly structured and smoothly engaged. If the hybrid convertible car is in normal mode, it instantly shifts to a turbo-charged combustion powered by bioethanol, battery or a combination of both. In a case a driver is driving the car and he stops the car because of a red traffic light, the engine instantly shuts down. This will then pave the opportunity for the driver to push the accelerator and the three motors will be engaged right off the spot.
Next Generation of BioPower
The direct engine system or SIDI that will be utilized by this innovative hybrid convertible car will allow the whole automobile to run smoothly without any gas required. This system is already tested and is deemed to run perfectly even under cold weather conditions.
The turbo-charging features of the engine are also well tuned to make it achieve a higher octane rating because of the usage of pure bio-ethanol. This means that the engine will be upgraded and powered to produce two hundred sixty bhp and a massive three hundred seventy-five Newton meter torque.
As for the aspect of acceleration, the engine is boosted by double electrically powered motors that comprise the hybrid mechanism of the hybrid convertible car. In fact, even at low speeds and thrusts, they can temporarily increase a seven hundred eighty-six Newton meter torque on the force of the engine alone. This is all done with convenience due to the automatic transmission feature of the car.