National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), the Swedish-based carmaker backed by Chinese investors, is about to reveal to the auto world its latest creation. The Swedish firm has just unveiled its production electric vehicles, which reportedly adapted from the Saab assets it acquired in 2012.
According to Green Car Reports, the Trollhattan, Sweden-based company has just revealed two electric cars that are based on the long gone Saab 9-3 and the 9-3x wagon. The four-door 9-3 sedan along with its SUV sibling, the 9-3x series, have made its official debut earlier this week at the recent 2017 CES Asia event.
The good news is that people may still see the spirit of the Saab in the design of the new electric cars. Both NEV cars are said to use the same underpinnings as the original Saab models. Not much information is known about the powertrain, but NEVs said that both models could make 186 miles of range. NEVS also revealed that the new electric cars will be equipped with modern technologies such as the smartphone remote control and WiFi hotspot.
The Swedish firm has already attracted lots of attention, reaching 150,000 orders from different Chinese firms. These will include Panda Energy Company, a new energy vehicle leasing company that focus on low-emission mobility solutions. Reports said NEVs will provide Panda Energy Company with 150,000 9-3 sedan electric cars until2020. NEVS said the 9-3 model will be produced in the company’s Chinese factories, which have the capability to produce around 200,000 vehicles per year. This made possible using the tools and tech acquired from the former Saab plant in Sweden.
In addition to Panda Energy Company, NEVS has also signed battery contract with Amperex this year. It also announced plans to add the 9-3x model to expand its portfolio. NEVS will be the trademark name of the first electric vehicles based on the long-gone 9-3 model, which said to start full production on 2017. But it will no longer use the Saab trademark or logo.
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