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Electric Saab Van “Model T3” from 1974

The future of the Saab, now Nevs, lies in electric cars. Electric vehicles are not new for Saab.  There was a 1974 Saab Sonett III converted into an electric car by a Mr. Walter Kern, designer of the SAAB Quantum and Mr. Dave Hosmer, longtime Saab Owner and Enthusiast in New England. Other electric project in
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The SAAB Quantum V

Walter Kern‘s first Quantum, named the Quantum I/II, was built in 1959. Walter Kern was working at IBM at the time and used his spare time and computer resources to engineer a chassis. Walter Kern was a nuclear physicist trained at MIT. During the 1950’s he was an amateur sports car racer who had some success
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1964 SAAB Quantum IV

Five distinct versions of Saab-based Quantum vehicles were built. With chassis designed by IBM engineer Walter Kern, each version used water-cooled two-stroke Saab engines. The first three versions were two-seat sports cars; the fourth, a single-seat, open-wheeled race car, sold as a kit. The goal of the Quantum IV kit car was to create an
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