NEVS is waiting license for electric vehicle production in China

NEVS research and test facilitiesNEVS research and test facilities

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.

A sketch of Nevs new factory in China.
A sketch of Nevs new factory in China.

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.

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The first electric cars delivered to Panda.
The first electric cars delivered to Panda.

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.

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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