What a week! I finally had an appointment planner that wasn't as full as usual. I resolutely took the opportunity to leave the company car and drove Saab. The reactions to this were absolutely positive. An older Saab arouses sympathy - still. It could hardly have been because of the cars that the brand no longer exists.
It was a good week for the brand. Saab Kiel was represented in the Autobild with issue 35, which gave the Kieler website an enormous traffic. But it got better. On Thursday the article also appeared in the online edition of Bild-Zeitung, She demonstrated once again what she has for incredible potential. The traffic of the Kiel website finally went through the ceiling. A better advertisement for the brand with broad effect one can hardly wish.
Nice: Not only Kiel profits. The web address of Orio as a supplier of Saab Original spare parts, this also found its way into the press. The message is clear. Driving an older car of a no longer producing brand is not a risk.
Actually, older vehicles deserve a completely different status. At least if the government's environmental policy were sustainable. Which she is by no means. Or if it was based on incentive and reward, which is not true.
E85 petition for climate protection
A quick, effective and cost-effective way to reduce CO2 emissions in road traffic immediately would be to use E85. A kind of emergency aid for our climate, which would apply immediately. Our French neighbors are taking this unconventional route and, in contrast to the Federal Republic, are quite successful with their climate targets. Many older vehicles, and above all Saabs, can be converted to biofuel with little effort. Climate protection, which now and here almost everyone could afford, and the old cars would allow a longer use.
In reality, the E85 is no longer available in Germany, the diesel lobby first successfully fought this interim solution, which was positive for the climate, in the media, then banned it from the petrol pumps with the help of the government. An online petition started in August for the rather unlikely reintroduction of E85 as an immediate measure to protect the climate.
The matter seems hopeless and, after more than 2 weeks, is light-years away from the intended 50.000 signatures for the Petitions Committee of the Bundestag. What could be the problem? Maybe because electric cars are on everyone's lips and, once again, presented as alternatives. At least a bit of technology openness for climate protection and sustainability would be good for the upcoming discussions right now.