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NEVS To Produce Electric 9-3 In Former Saab Factory In Sweden From 2018 9
Dec
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Electric Vehicles, NEVS, NEVS 9-3, Reports, Saab on 12 9th, 2017


NEVS announced its plans to reopen the former-Saab factory in Trollhatan, Sweden to produce its electric 9-3s in the second half of next year.

The Chinese-owned National Electric Vehicle Sweden, which bought the assets of Saab after the Swedish automaker went out of business, is planning to take advantage of the growing global demand for purely electric vehicles.

“We are embracing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in the automobile industry with the adoption of new technologies moving forward way faster than we expected,” Chairman Kai Johan Jiang said to Bloomberg. “Car-sharing, electrification of automobiles and autonomous driving are the inevitable trend of future transport.”

The company has already begun production of the 9-3 EV in their Tianjin factory in north-eastern China, which has an initial capacity of 50,000 cars per year and will be expanded to 220,000 cars by 2019.

NEVS claims that they already have 300,000 orders for electric cars from ride-sharing companies such as Panda New Energy. Based on the outdated Saab 9-3 platform, the electric NEVS 9-3 is said to offer a driving range of 300km (186 miles), a WiFi hotspot, over-the-air updates and a special air filtration system. The company showcased a redesigned concept of the 9-3 in early 2017 but these changes never made it to production apparently.

“Being an early entrant to the electric-car industry doesn’t guarantee the company will be a strong player,” Jiang said. “It is like great waves sweeping away sand -95 percent of companies won’t be able to survive, given that the threshold of electric car-making is quite high, so passion alone won’t nail it.”

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The Ghost Of SAAB’s Past Haunts Us As NEVS 9-3 EV Enters Production In China 5
Dec
Posted by Michael Gauthier in china, Electric Vehicles, NEVS, Saab, Saab 9-3 on 12 5th, 2017


We haven’t heard much about NEVS lately but that’s changing today as the company has begun production of the Saab-based 9-3 electric vehicle.

Billed as an “important milestone in implementing the NEVS vision to shape mobility for a more sustainable future,” the 9-3 looks virtually identical to the Saab version which was produced in Sweden years ago.

NEVS didn’t say much about the vehicle but the company has previously said the model will have a range of 300 km (186 miles) on a single charge. The car is also slated to feature a WiFi hotspot, over-the-air software updates and an advanced air filtration system to deal with China’s infamous smog problem.

NEVS is targeting an annual production capacity of 50,000 units but hopes to increase that number to 220,000 units in the future.

The company also announced it is developing three generations of electric vehicles and the second and third generations will be developed in close co-operation with DiDi Chuxing which is billed as the “world’s leading one-stop diversified mobility platform.” As part of partnership, NEVS will provide DiDi with “cost-effective high-end EVs.”

In related news, DiDi, GEIDCO (Global Energy Interconnection Corporation) and NEVS have formed a new joint venture that will “provide services and infrastructure to the increasing Mobility on Demand Electric Vehicles.”

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All-Electric Saab 99 Is A Sign Of The Future 18
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in Electric Vehicles, Saab, Saab Videos, video on 10 18th, 2017


Electric cars are shaping up to be the future and while many auto enthusiasts will be keen to hang on to their ICE-powered cars for as long as possible, others are embracing the EV revolution and converting classics to electric propulsion.
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Toyota Patents Manual ‘Box With 1960s Saab Technology 14
Aug
Posted by Brad Anderson in Reports, Saab, TOYOTA on 08 14th, 2017


Some manufacturers have ditched manual transmissions altogether but Toyota continues to offer a number of stick shifts and has just made a patent application that could ensure they stick around for even longer.
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Toyota Patents Manual ‘Box With 1960s Saab Technology 14
Aug
Posted by Brad Anderson in Reports, Saab, TOYOTA on 08 14th, 2017


Some manufacturers have ditched manual transmissions altogether but Toyota continues to offer a number of stick shifts and has just made a patent application that could ensure they stick around for even longer.
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Saab Returns Through NEVS’ New Electric 9-3 Concept 31
May
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in CES, china, concepts, Electric Vehicles, NEVS, Saab, Saab 9-3 on 05 31st, 2017


NEVS dropped the first images of the reborn 9-3 Series, which is now powered by an all-electric powertrain.
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A Yellow 1991 Saab 900 SE Turbo Cabrio With A 5sp Manual Might Make Your Day 4
Apr
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in auction, Classics, Galleries, Saab, used cars on 04 4th, 2017


While not in perfect condition, this early 90's drop-top Saab 900 SE Turbo comes with its original paint scheme as well as an extensive maintenance history file.
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Saab AiroX Autonomous Concept Supercar Is A Swedish Dream 4
Mar
Posted by Brad Anderson in Renderings, Saab, Saab Concepts on 03 4th, 2017


Beyond the 150,000 Saab 9-3 models being built for a Chinese leasing company, the Swedish automaker is dead and has been for a number of years.
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NEVS, Owner Of Saab, To Build EVs At New Chinese Plant 29
Jan
Posted by Brad Anderson in china, Electric Vehicles, NEVS, Reports, Saab, Saab 9-3 on 01 29th, 2017


National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), the company which brought Saab back from the grave only to kill it, has received approval to begin production electric vehicles at a manufacturing plant in Tianjin, China.
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Go Back To The Future With This Saab 9-3 ‘DeLorean’ Replica 6
Sep
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Delorean, Movie Cars, Saab, Saab 9-3 on 09 6th, 2016


If you're interested in owning what may at first appear to be a beat up old Saab 9-3 with a whole bunch of Back To The Future bits on it, rest assured that its £1,000 price may not seem too steep upon closer inspection.
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Saab Automobile Officially Becomes NEVS After Company Fails To Secure Trademark 21
Jun
Posted by Bogdan Zoltan in Electric Vehicles, NEVS, Reports, Saab, Saab 9-3 on 06 21st, 2016


If you thought that Saab would make a miraculous comeback anytime soon, then you’d better sit down for this one, as National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) recently announced that the brand is officially confined in the history books.
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Turkey Brags Its Pehlivan Electric Car Will Shame A Tesla 9
May
Posted by Andreas Tsaousis in Electric Vehicles, Reports, Saab, Tesla, Turkey on 05 9th, 2016


“Why did Turkey cross Elon Musk? Because it'll stuff his EVs, that’s why!” No disrespect to the country, but one can’t resist the joke – not when it goes on the record saying its upcoming Pehlivan electric car will be better than a Tesla.
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GM Recalls 200,000 Saab, Saturn Vehicles With Takata Airbags 17
Feb
Posted by Bogdan Zoltan in Recalls, Reports, Saab, Saab 9-3, Saab 9-5, Saturn, Saturn Astra on 02 17th, 2016


As part of the wider 5,000,000 strong recall with potentially defective airbag inflators made by Takata, General Motors has issued a recall concerning about 200,000 Saab and Saturn vehicles.
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Reborn Saab Won’t Be Using Saab Name After All, Four New Models Planned 2
Feb
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in china, Electric Vehicles, NEVS, Reports, Saab on 02 2nd, 2016


National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) is not going to use the Saab name and logo on its future models as Saab AB, the aerospace company is not going to allow them to do so.
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Man Transforms A Ford Anglia Into A Saab-Powered Drift Machine 20
Jan
Posted by Bogdan Zoltan in drifting, Engine Swaps, Ford, Saab, video on 01 20th, 2016


Nowadays, building a hot rod doesn’t require a special recipe, and this Saab-powered, Ford drift machine proves it.
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