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REPORT: Koenigsegg developing pneumatic engine technology and hydraulic hybrid powertrains
Friday, September 11, 2009 8:34 PM

Filed under: Emerging Technologies, Hybrid, Saab

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Saab 9-X Air concept - Click above for high-res image gallery

Ever since Koenigsegg emerged as the chosen buyer for fellow Swedish automaker Saab, rumors of a number of eco-friendly automobiles from the two automakers have been making the rounds. In addition to a production version of Koenigsegg's electric Quant concept from this year's Geneva Motor Show, we've also heard that Saab is hard at work developing a hybrid version of its latest 9-5 sedan.

In an interview with Auto Motor & Sport, Christian Von Koenigsegg has revealed that both the automaker that bears his name and the recently-purchased Saab are both working on pneumatic valve technology from Cargines that could potentially offer a fuel savings of 20 to 30 percent. Further, Koenigsegg believes combining that system with a hydraulic hybrid powertrain could potentially result in a 90-percent reduction in total energy consumption and allow the automaker to build a performance-minded hybrid automobile.


Gallery: Saab 9-X Air

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[source: Auto Motor & Sport]

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[source: <A xmlns="" href="http://translate.google.com/translate?prev=hp&hl=en&js=y&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.automotorsport.se%2Fnyhetsbrev%2Fnews%2F19258%2Fundrar-du-vad-christian-von-koenigsegg-t%25C3%25A4nker%2F&sl=auto&tl=en&history_state0=">Auto Motor & Sport</A>]

After I read this I immediately thought of a rotary valved engine like i think the Bombardier snowmobiles & came up with this http://www.coatesengine.com/engine_of_the_future.html

Like my LED Xmas tree lights & the steam powered hybrid(Damn BMW) I'm asleep at the switch.

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