BSR is the only manufacturer
to offer authorized conversion kits for Ethanol (E85) that meets
Swedish legal standards. Our approved conversion kits give you the
unique opportunity to get your car registered as an environmentally
safe vehicle during your annual vehicle inspection. Once you have
done this you will receive a bunch of eco car owner benefits.
Advantages of an EcoCar(sweden)
Free parking in numerous
Lower vehicular taxes
20% discount on company cars
Increased performance and
awesome driving with E85
In addition to the approved
conversion kits mentioned above, BSR also offers even standard E85
conversions to many other car models. With these conversions, your
car can run on any mixture of E85 and gasoline while providing a
serious increase in both your car’s performance and awesomeness to
drive . Check out our tuning kits to find the right product for your
Background on the approved
conversion kitsBSR is the only company in
Sweden that can offer approved conversion kits that meet the new
national regulations that took effect July 1, 2008. Thanks only to
our longstanding and tenacious commitment that we have managed to
reach this goal. Our projects with ethanol date back to 1997.
MilestonesIt all started when BSR
ethanol-converted the Volvo 940 driven by Växjö City’s
then-head of environmental policy, Malte Sandberg. The project
received considerable attention in the press, and people began to
seriously consider the idea of running on alternative fuels. Later,
when the then- Prime Minister Göran Persson (S) test drove the car,
a debate was ignited about whether it was legal or not to convert to
green fuel. It grew into a long and drawn out investigation on the
official legislated policy about converting to
alternative fuels. During
this time, the BSR became a key industry advisor, with referrals even
coming from the the national Roads and Transportation authorities.
The result of all of this work led to a change in legislation, and
that the BSR can offer customers an approved legal ethanol
At the same time these
regulations and legislation were being worked out, BSR simultaneously
conducted a number of other projects with ethanol.
2003: BSR develops world's
first ethanol-powered WRC rally car, a Saab 9-3 with 300hp driven by
Robin Sandbeg. Robin went on to win the Super Cup in 2005. One of
the results of this win was that virtually the entire Swedish Rally
Elite started to run on E85. BSR also developed the world's first
E95-powered diesel car. The project was kickstarted in cooperation
with SEKAB, a producer of bioethanol and the EU project BEST
(Bioethanol for Sustainable Transport). The aim was to demonstrate
the ability to drive with low fuel consumption, high performance
and minimal exhaust emissions.
In 2012, started a
collaboration with petrol station chain St1, during which BSR did an
ethanol conversion on a Toyota Prius and installed a function in
which the car could be recharged whilst parked. The goal with this
cooperation was to demonstrate the added benefits ethanol conversion
could bring to an already environmentally friendly car.
to our BSR’s continuous engagement concerning environmental
policy, through the years we have earned many distinctions:
Clean Tech företag (Dagens Miljö)
Clean Tech Company
2007 (Växjö Kommun)
Company of the year 2007
Bilsportförbundets Miljöpris 2008
Federation’s Environmental Prize 2008
Grönt föredöme (Gröna Bilister 2008).
Green Role Model
High standards to be approvedBehind every conversion kit
is a long history of extensive research and development. The
regulations concerning this practice places high standands on both
the conversion product and the company that develops and manufactures
it. According to the regulations, the following stages must be
Emission tests (hazardous
gas emissions) are conducted with a testing method called NEDC (New
European Driving Cycle) that includes both an urban driving test and
a heightened urban driving test under more aggressive conditions.
The conversion shall meet
the same requirements both when the car was new and then in its
current state, and both powered by gasoline and E85 - if the car has
a flex-fuel conversion. The regulated emissions are CO (carbon
monoxide), HC (hydrocarbons) and NOx (nitrogen oxides).
OBD test - Diagnostics need
to work even with the conversion.
Efficiency Test- Regulations
permit only an increased peak power by 5%.
certification: The company carrying out the conversion must certify
that the car’s components can withstand E85.
Quality and Production
Inspection - BSR has undergone this inspection, and is approved as a
company to carry out conversions.
Production Control- Every
single conversion must undergo follow-up tests.
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