Posts Tagged: Saab 9-3 Electric

NEVS moves 9-3 series EV closer to production

Swedish/Chinese EV maker NEVS, heir to the Saab brand, will display its new 9-3 series EV at this week’s CES Asia in Shanghai. The company says the 9-3 has already been through comfort, ride and handling testing, and will be brought to market in 2018. It claims to have 150,000 orders from Chinese companies already…. Read more »

NEVS secures battery supplier for a quarter million Chinese EVs

Swedish/Chinese EV-builder NEVS has signed an agreement with Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) to secure the battery supply for its new EV in the Chinese market. And what a market it is. NEVS has received from the Beijing auto leasing firm Panda New Energy for 250,000 EVs (for comparison, the total number of plug-in vehicles sold worldwide last… Read more »

NEVS loses rights to build EVs with Saab brand name, continues with big growth plans

Saab AB, the Swedish aerospace company that owns the Saab brand, won’t allow its name or logo to be used on cars produced by National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), the Chinese-backed firm that bought the assets of bankrupt Saab Automobile in 2012. “We have revoked their right to use the brand name,” and the matter… Read more »

NEVS (former Saab) sells 150,000 EVs to Chinese leasing firm

National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), the successor to the Saab brand, has formed a strategic collaboration with the Chinese company Panda New Energy, under which NEVS will provide Panda with 150,000 9-3 electric sedans through the end of 2020, as well as other EV-related products and services. The total value of the agreement is 78… Read more »

Saab restarts production, plans an EV for 2014

National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), the company that took over the Saab brand name, has started production…of a gas-powered car. Production of the Saab 9-3 Aero Sedan, with a 220 hp, 2.0 liter turbo gas engine, has begun at the Saab plant in Trollhättan. Sales are initially focused on China, but a small number of… Read more »

Saab reborn as EV maker

National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB (NEVS), a consortium of Swedish and Chinese stakeholders, has finalized its acquisition of Saab, including the rights for the Saab 9-3, the Phoenix platform, and the manufacturing plant, test and laboratory facilities in Trollhättan, Sweden. The new company will be solely dedicated to development and manufacturing of EVs. NEVS majority… Read more »

Asian group plans to relaunch Saab as an EV-only brand

Fans of Swedish engineering were “sobbing” last December when the country’s #2 automaker filed for bankruptcy. Since then, administrators have negotiated with a number of potential buyers. Now they appear to have struck a deal that will not only preserve the iconic Saab brand, but position it on the electrified cutting edge. A consortium called… Read more »