First NEVS electric car is finished – 25 test units on the Roads!

NEVS winter test 9-3 EVNEVS winter test 9-3 EV

Nevs’s first electric car based on Saab 9-3 platform is now complete, reports Swedish Radio P4. This was stated by Nevs vice chairmanStefan Tilk in an exclusive interview for local P4 radio station.

Also, he added that the new Nevs cars will be manufactured and sold only in China. The first of Nevs electric vehicles based on Saab Cars model 9-3 has now fully developed by engineers in Trollhättan. The idea from the beginning was to Nevs first electric car to be released in the spring of 2014, but the enormous economic problems that the automaker had made ​​that the launch has been properly delayed.

Saab-Nevs 9-3 EV elbil
Saab-Nevs 9-3 EV elbil

Stefan Tilk also stated that they are in the car did numerous modifications, especially in the interior, and less in the outside.

So far, around 25 test units of the car built.But Nevs do not want to show it publicly yet.

So far Nevs signed an agreement to deliver more than 150,000 of the model 9-3 the next few years in China. The production will start in the autumn and Nevs then need to employ somewhere between 100 and 200 people to manage it. In China, Nevs cars to be built in a factory in the city of Tianjin.It is now being built and will be ready in just over a year.

NEVS Saab 9-3 EV at NEVS Beijing headquarters building
NEVS Saab 9-3 EV at NEVS Beijing headquarters building

Which brand it will be on the cars like Stefan Tilk not say.

Also interesting, “Only when Nevs brand new electric car to be ready, in 2019, the mass production of entire cars to start again in Trollhattan“,  says Stefan Tilk.


  • Just Imagine if NEVS (National Electric Vehicles of Sweden) – the eventual ownership group that purchased SAAB – could have actually developed an all-electric car during the past 4-years. Clearly there is a market for them considering the Tesla Model 3 is approaching 350,000 pre-orders. I’d think clean Scandinavian design and cleaver engineering (and the SAAB name) could have sold in North America. Too late for this now as SAAB Technology will not allow NEVS (really a Chinese consortium) to use the proud SAAB name.

    I do think NEVS has made “some” progress in the all-electric game. Imagine if Geely’s big May 26 announcement was that they are acquiring NEVS completely and that SAAB will be its all-electric brand to compete with Tesla! There is 0% chance of this happening…would make too much sense!

  • If NEVS should not produce electric cars in Trolltown I,ll buy a Tesla 3 in 2018 !!!!! by the way, as Canadian I drive my seventh SAAB in Europe and I dearly enjoy her on a daily basis . Always has been a slice !

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