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New Senova B70 BEV based on Saab 9-5

This is the new Beijing Auto Senova B70 BEV, a battery electric vehicle based on the Beijing Auto Senova B70, formerly known as the Beijing Auto D-Series. The Senova B70 is based on the old Saab 9-5.

Saab however never manufactured an EV-version of the 9-5, the BEV is developed solely by Beijing Auto.

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The electric motor is made by the Beijing Auto New Energy Automobile Corporation, a subsidiary of Beijing Auto. Output is 55hp which seems barely enough, as curb weight is a whopping 1760kg. Top speed is a claimed 130km/h. No word yet on range or charging time. The B70 BEV will debut on the Chengdu Auto Show in September and launch on the China car market sometime in Q4.

Source: carnewschina.com

Goran Aničić
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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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