NEVS has delivered a number of test vehicles, and submitted all the information to get his license for electric vehicle production in China, according to Ttela – local newspaper in Sweden. Now the company is awaiting the authorities’ notice. Meanwhile, the first commercial electric cars were delivered.
According to the same source, the basis of the new factory building in Tianjin is almost finished. At the end of the year, the plan is that the production of electric cars will begin. “It is our top priority to get the factory ready“, says Ulrika Hultgren, press officer at Nevs.
Chinese National Commission – National Development and Reform Commission, NDRC, must approve a license for the production of electric vehicles. Nevs already has an agreement with Panda New Energy for the supply of 250000 electric vehicles. It’s about 150,000 EV cars based on the old Saab 9-3 model and 100,000 electric vans and mini-buses.
In the long term it may be necessary to the delivery of even more electric vehicles. The contract involves the long term co-operation, where the next generation of electric vehicles based on the Phoenix platform is there. The first 100 of the 35 000 vehicles based on Saab 9-3 platform were delivered late last year.
At the same time, today in Trollhättan works actively 1,000 employees, of which over 200 are consultants, mostly engineers. Nevs expected to start production in Trollhättan in mid-2017.