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NEVS and DiDi partner up for future mobility

NEVS 9-3

NEVS partners up with No. 1 mobility company DiDi Chuxing to bring back the freedom of mobility. In June,  the two companies signed a letter of intent, which provides an a total investment of $ 500 million in NEVS.

NEVS AB and DiDi Chuxing, the world’s leading mobile transportation platform, have now formed strategic partnership and finalized a number of steps towards an extensive cooperation. 

The formal signing took place in Trollhättan on Wednesday, in presence of among others the Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven.

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“I am very happy to announce this agreement today. Now we have a platform and the right partner to realize a fantastic journey to make our vision come true, why”, said Stefan Tilk, President and CEO at NEVS.

One of the common goals is to develop an electric vehicle, fully optimized for the mobility services that DiDi is offering, and also initiating a path toswards a revolutionizing self-driving and on-demand mobility future. Just in line with the InMotion concept that NEVS unveiled at CES Asia in Shanghai in June.

Mr. Liu Haijiang from DiDi and Stefan Tilk, NEVS CEO
Mr. Liu Haijiang from DiDi and Stefan Tilk, NEVS CEO

“With DiDi actively taking part in the design and development phase, we will make sure that the vehicles will be fully adapted for the needs of our customer”, says Stefan Tilk.

The first vehicle used in this cooperation will be the NEVS 9-3.

NEVS 9-3 Sedan EV

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DiDi recently predicted that there will be more than 1 million electrical vehicles operated in the DiDi platform in 2020!

The cooperation goes well in line with the two companies´ view on green society and mobility solutions for the future.

“NEVS have many years of solid innovation experience, based on the Saab heritage. We now combine this with the knowledge and the progressive mindset from an outstanding company like DiDi. It´s a perfect match that the whole ecosystem will benefit from”, says Kai Johan Jiang, Chairman and main owner of NEVS.

“Ever since NEVS was established, we have been working hard to realize this important milestone in the automotive history”, he adds.

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DIDI CHUXING

DiDi Chuxing is the world’s leading mobile transportation platform. The company offers a full range of mobile tech-based mobility options for around 400 million users, including taxi hailing, private car hailing, Hitch (social ride-sharing), DiDi Chauffeur, DiDi Bus, DiDi Minibus, DiDi Car Rental and DiDi Enterprise Solutions.

As many as 20 million rides were completed on DiDi’s platform on a daily basis in October 2016, making DiDi the world’s second largest online transaction platform. DiDi acquired Uber China in August 2016.

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Goran Aničić
the authorGoran Aničić
For over 10 years, Goran Aničić has been passionately focused on Saab automobiles and everything related to them. His initial encounter with Saab cars took place back in 2003 when the first Saab 9-3 and sedan version were introduced. At that moment, he was captivated by the car's Scandinavian design logic and top-notch engineering, and everything that followed stemmed from that first encounter. Later on, through his work at the editorial team of the Serbian automotive magazines "Autostart" and later "AutoBild," he had the opportunity to engage more closely with Saab vehicles. In 2008, he tested the latest Saab cars of that time, such as the Saab 9-3 TTiD Aero and Saab 9-3 Turbo X. In 2010, as the sole blogger from the region, he participated in the Saab 9-5ng presentation in Trollhättan, Sweden. Alongside journalists from around the world, he got a firsthand experience of the pinnacle of technological offerings from Saab at that time. Currently, Goran owns two Saabs: a 2008 Saab 9-3 Vector Sportcombi with a manual transmission, and a Saab 9-3 Aero Griffin Sport Sedan from the last generation, which rolled off the production line in Trollhättan in December 2011.

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