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Ethanol fuel in Sweden

The government in Sweden has together with BIL Sweden, the national association for the automobile industry, that are the automakers in Sweden started the work to end oil dependency.It started in the beginning of the 21st century that some company and Stockholm wold to by cars that had low discharge. Then Ford started to deliver the Focus with an Ethanol engine. During 2004 the government make a low that said all bigger Swedish gas stations have required some alternative fuel. The lower cost of building a station fore ethanol then a station for gas make it very common with ethanol at the gas station. Then Saab and volvo was starting to produce ethanol cars, and the sale of them was incrace during 2005. Every fifth car in Stockholm now drives at least partially on alternative fuels, mostly ethanol fuel.[1]

Today (December 2007) the carmaker that sold ethanol cars in Sweden is SAAB, Volvo, VW, Skoda, Seat, Citroen , Peugeot, Renault and Ford.

Stockholm will introduce a fleet of Swedish-made electric hybrid buses in its public transport system on a trial basis in 2008. These buses will use ethanol-powered internal-combustion engines and electric motors. The vehicles’ diesel engines will use ethanol.[2]

See also

  • Wind power in Sweden


  1. ^ Scandinavia Gets Serious on Global Warming, The Progressive, July 2007.
  2. ^ Scandinavia Gets Serious on Global Warming, The Progressive, July 2007.
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