Everytime I fill up the car now I find myself questioning the use of my car in Southampton and find myself thinking about the CO2 emissions the car is releasing. Often this chain of thought is out weighed by how much I enjoy driving, but the future of driving in the UK seems to be getting more and more expensive with road tolls and more speed cameras sprouting up, one option for cheaper road travel is to invest in an eco friendly car and enjoy government incentives such as reduced road tax and cheaper fuel costs.
Saab have recently started advertising Saab BioPower on television. The new Saabs run on Bioethanol which is a concentration of gasoline and ethanol, in theory it will cut back on our demand for gasoline and reduce air pollution.
In Brazil Bioethanol cars have been about for years, the Brazilian supply of sugar cane is the basis of their bioethanol industry. So everything seems set for Saab’s Biopower, sadly though in this country there are only a handful of places scattered over the country that users can fill up at. At this stage in the life of eco-friendly cars you can’t go wrong with the Toyota Prius, which has a normal fuel tank and an electric motor and the intelligence to know which source of power to use when. Saab denying people the use of any fuel station will hinder sales of their BioPower cars.