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NEVS Emily GT: Koenigsegg’s Rave Review and Clearing the Air on Investment Rumors

NEVS Emily GT: Koenigsegg's Impressed Test Drive and the Truth Behind Investment Rumors

The incredible NEVS Emily GT. Its unique design, powered and optimized for ProteanDrive in-wheel motors, offers unparalleled advantages.

The NEVS Emily GT, a Swedish electric car project, has been generating significant interest and excitement in the automotive industry. The concept of the electric vehicle, developed by Saab engineers, has attracted attention from potential investors and enthusiasts alike.

Christian von Koenigsegg, the founder of renowned supercar manufacturer Koenigsegg, recently had the opportunity to test drive the NEVS Emily GT, and his initial impressions were highly positive. However, there have been speculations suggesting that Koenigsegg might be involved in the project, which have now been clarified.

The NEVS Emily GT Project: A Triumph of Hope and Resilience

The NEVS Emily GT is a promising electric car concept that is said to be on the verge of becoming a reality. Auto, Motor & Sport reported that two Swedish companies have acquired the rights to the project and are planning to manufacture the car at the former Saab factory in Trollhättan.

The NEVS Emily GT, according to Top Gear's Tom Ford, feels like a normal electric super saloon with fast acceleration, precise steering, and impressive handling capabilities, making it a truly remarkable driving experience.
The NEVS Emily GT, according to Top Gear’s Tom Ford, feels like a normal electric super saloon with fast acceleration, precise steering, and impressive handling capabilities, making it a truly remarkable driving experience.

The identities of the investors have been kept confidential, but there are rumors of a “Letter of Intent” being signed, indicating strong interest in purchasing the entire NEVS Emily GT project.

Koenigsegg’s Impressed Test Drive

Christian von Koenigsegg, a visionary entrepreneur in the automotive industry, had the exclusive opportunity to test drive the NEVS Emily GT during a secretive event at Volvo’s testing facility in Hällered. After the test drive, he expressed his admiration for the car’s design and driving experience.

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He particularly highlighted the car’s torque vectoring capabilities, which enhance the handling and overall driving experience. Koenigsegg’s praise added further fuel to the speculation that his company might be involved in the project.

The interior of NEVS Emily GT car is truly "Saab-esque", with a touch of Scandinavian design spirit in every detail
The interior of NEVS Emily GT car is truly “Saab-esque”, with a touch of Scandinavian design spirit in every detail

The History of Collaboration between Koenigsegg and NEVS

In the past, Koenigsegg and NEVS had collaborated and even established a joint company with plans to produce the Koenigsegg Gemera. Unfortunately, this partnership was later terminated, and the joint venture dissolved. Since then, the two companies have pursued separate paths, focusing on their respective projects and developments.

Christian von Koenigsegg Clarifies the Situation

In a recent interview with Dagens Industri, Christian von Koenigsegg addressed the rumors surrounding Koenigsegg’s involvement in the NEVS Emily GT project.

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He firmly denied any plans for Koenigsegg to be a part-owner of the Swedish electric car project. Despite acknowledging the appealing concept of the NEVS Emily GT, he made it clear that his company is not currently exploring collaboration on this venture.

The Future of NEVS Emily GT

While the identity of the investors backing the NEVS Emily GT project remains undisclosed, there are positive indications that the former Saab factory in Trollhättan could see a revival of automotive production. Swedish billionaire Svante Andersson and his company, Stenhaga Invest, have already acquired a substantial portion of the factory’s equipment and expressed excitement about potential car production at the facility.

NEVS Emily GT at Trollhattan test track
NEVS Emily GT at Trollhattan test track

Saab enthusiasts want the Emily GT project to be revived in some form

The NEVS Emily GT project has garnered attention and admiration from influential figures in the automotive industry, including Christian von Koenigsegg. However, he has clarified that Koenigsegg is not involved in the project’s ownership or manufacturing.

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The future of the NEVS Emily GT remains promising with undisclosed investors ready to take the concept to production, potentially breathing new life into the former Saab factory in Trollhättan. As the automotive world eagerly awaits further announcements, the NEVS Emily GT continues to be a symbol of hope and resilience in the ever-evolving electric vehicle market.

Another Swedish entrepreneur, in addition to Koenigsegg, confirmed that the production of electric cars based on the NEVS Emily Gt project is starting in Trollhattan.

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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