National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVs) is putting the Saab 9-3 back in to production in Sweden as an electric car with a NEVs badge.
Back in the summer, we reported that the Saab 9-3 was once again being built as National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVs), which bought the assets of the failed Swedish car maker, turned it in to a car sharing EV for China.
Unfortunately for NEVs, they lost the right to use the Saab badge in the process of buying up its assets, but they do have the rights to use the 9-3 so, for all intents and purposes, it’ll look like the much-loved Swede has made a return.
Now, according to NEVs Chairman Kai Johan Jiang, NEVs are planning to return to building cars at Saab’s Trollhattan Plant in the second half of 2018, as well as setting up a second plant in China and, probably one in Turkey. Which we assume is on the back of Turkey’s plan to build an electric car that’s better than a Tesla.
NEVs already has orders for around 300,000 electric cars from ride sharing firms in China, and its factory in China has a capacity of up to 220,000 cars a year.
NEVs claim the new 9-3 EV will deliver 186 miles on a single charge, with a modest top speed of 87mph, which may not be hugely exciting but is probably perfect for a ride sharing car.
Another China-owned Swede looks to be on track for success.