Update 18: 12
The first electric car from Saab, a prototype that was manufactured at the factory in May 2014, can be seen in Trollhättan. The fact that the batteries were placed in the subfloor, the appearance changes slightly. The Saab EV looks higher like an 9-3x.
The electric motor has an output of 136 hp and the battery has a capacity of 37 kilowatt hours. The range should be 200 kilometers, which - as we heard - should be a very conservative estimate. For the electric car, the manufacturer speaks of the Saab EV2, NEVS has achieved an optimal weight distribution of 50:50.
The acceleration of 0-100 done the Saab EV in 10,0 seconds, the speed is limited at 120 kilometers. Inside there are electric car-specific details. Instead of a gear lever, the direction is selected via buttons on the center console.
An Ecometer instead of the turbo display indicates the best economical driving style. Where the tachometer was, an indicator for the range is now installed in the same look.
A new infotainment system has moved into the dashboard, which we have already processed the list of visible changes. The exterior design of the prototype resembles the Saab 9-3 series production. Really good pictures that show details and give an impression can be found on Teknikens Värld.
Journalists who wanted to take the EV for a test drive today were rejected. Questions about a possible series production and the further development of the Phoenix platform were answered with "We don't know when ...". NEVS showed a prototype today, which was positively evaluated in Sweden. The problems and the uncertainty remain.
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