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NEVS To Produce Electric 9-3 In Former Saab Factory In Sweden From 2018 9
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 Based on the outdated Saab 9-3 platform, the electric NEVS 9-3 is said to offer a driving range of 300km (186 miles), a WiFi hotspot, over-the-air updates and a special air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.”


The Ghost Of SAAB’s Past Haunts Us As NEVS 9-3 EV Enters Production In China 5
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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NEVS InMotion Concept Hints At Level 5 Autonomy 7
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Autonomous, concepts, Electric Vehicles, NEVS on 06 7th, 2017

NEVS has unveiled the new InMotion concept at CES Asia.
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Saab Returns Through NEVS’ New Electric 9-3 Concept 31
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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NEVS, Owner Of Saab, To Build EVs At New Chinese Plant 29
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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Saab Automobile Officially Becomes NEVS After Company Fails To Secure Trademark 21
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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Reborn Saab Won’t Be Using Saab Name After All, Four New Models Planned 2
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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Chinese Firm Orders 150,000 Saab 9-3 Models From NEVS By 2020 18
Posted by Brad Anderson in china, Electric Vehicles, NEVS, Reports, Saab, Saab 9-3 on 12 18th, 2015

After a very tumultuous few years, Saab is back in business with its owners, National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), signing a deal with a Chinese company to supply 150,000 electric Saab 9-3 models by the end of 2020.
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