The production of the Saab 9-3 EV has started in Trollhättan. This was announced today by Press Secretary Mikael Östlund Radio P4 Väst.
The first 200 electric vehicles will go to China in spring or summer. The Saab electric car is currently being built outside the regular production line, with series production starting on September. The sale of the first electric Saab based on the 9-3 starts 2015 in China, Sweden and Europe.
The exact date for market launch in the European markets is not yet fixed and depends on the approvals. The batteries of the Saab EV are located in the lower part of the body, which has been modified for this purpose. This allows the lowest possible center of gravity and good, sporty driving. The range of the vehicles will be 200 kilometers. In the Swedish press was at times from up to 280 kilometers speech and Östlund announced that the range should be continuously increased.
The weight of the batteries will decrease in the future, the energy content will increase, so Östlund on. NEVS aims to become a leading supplier of electric cars.
The way there is long and expensive, notes Victor Jensen of Radio P4 Väst. Does NEVS have the necessary capital? Yes, answers Mikael Östlund.
Pictures of the Saab EV, eagerly awaited, do not exist yet. NEVS keeps a low profile. But it is good news for us coming from Sweden. Europe is on the map for 2015 and Germany is on the European map. 200 mileage range is acceptable for starters. The battery technology is developing fast, increases within a short time are possible.