National Electric Vehicle Sweden (Nevs) has revealed the NEVS 9-3 – an electric take on the Saab 9-3 as part of a car sharing project in China.
The Saab saga has been running on from Saab’s bankruptcy, with National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) grabbing the rights to some of Saab’s cars – but not its name.
The last time we heard about progress at NEVS with an electric version of the Saab 9-3 was over a year ago, when NEVS announced big order for the NEVS 9-3 for a car sharing scheme in China. And now the project’s close to fruition.
NEVS has revealed their new 9-3 (above), which comes as a saloon/hatch and a high-riding 9-3X as they launch a City Mobility project with support from Tianjin Binhai Hi-tech Industrial Development Area (THT) in China.
The project offers car-sharing and ride hailing solutions in Tianjin City, where users will get access to the NEVS 9-3 EV.
The electric 9-3 comes with Clean Air Cabin filters, WiFi hotspot, 180 mile range between charges, digital car key on a Smartphone App and will be built in NEVS’ factories in China.
Mattias Bergman, President at NEVS, said:
We are excited by this great opportunity to develop smart, sustainable mobility solutions together with a progressive city as Tianjin, and develop them in full scale with real people in real life situations, with the vision to create a future integrated urban mobility solution.
The NEVS 9-3 may not be a Saab as we know it, and it probably won’t be available for sale, but at least a bit of Saab lives on.