NEVS launches City Mobility Pilot with new 9-3 series in Tianjin

Swedish-based mobility company NEVS launches a Tianjin Binhai Hi-tech Industrial Development Area (THT).

NEVS 9-3X EV Concept. Photo Credit: NEVS

The program offers car-sharing and ride hailing solutions in Tianjin city, with 15 million inhabitants. The users want to get access to all the NEVS 9-3 EV series. With this green technology collaboration, the ambition is to pave the way for a new type of mobility solutions for modern and sustainable cities.

NEVS wants to provide both electric vehicles and mobility services with the new 9-3 electric vehicles.

THT, where NEVS joint venture factory and R&D are located, is one of the first Chinese national Hi-tech industrial parks. In recent years, by attracting the innovative forerunners, leading projects and international brands, THT has established itself as a role model for the high-end industrial clusters, becoming an important base for domestic science and technology development.

Tianjin, and develop them in full scale with real people in real life situations, with the vision to create a future integrated urban mobility solution " says Mattias Bergman, President at NEVS.

To extend the EV product portfolio for SUVs from the Chinese market, NEVS now also launches a brand new model: NEVS 9-3X SUV.

On June 7th - 9th, NEVS wants to display a concept of the new 9-3 series and visualize more of its future vision at CES Asia in Shanghai.

FEATURES, the new NEVS 9-3 series:
  • The new NEVS 9-3 series offers a high level of smart technology to enhance the in-car experience, such as WiFi hotspot, over-the-air software updates and battery management by smart-phone.
  • The new NEVS 9-3 series thus offers a world-class filter of cabin air, "Always Clean Air Cabin" (ACAC), with a filter efficiency up to 99%. PM 2.5 from 500 to 50 μg / m3 takes less than one minute to reduce the hazardous particle levels.
  • The new NEVS 9-3 series are based on more than 70 years of Saab Automobile engineering experience. This is mirrored by the outstanding driving and riding experience.
  • The Swedish Heritage shown in both design, high safety and quality standards.
  • The new NEVS 9-3 series has already passed through rigorous comfort, ride and handling testing and wants to launch 2018.
  • There are already more than 150'000 9-3 vehicles ordered, from different Chinese companies
  • The fleet management portal makes it possible to track and diagnose cars on the road in distance, which will significantly enhance both the drivers 'and passengers' safety and health.
  • 300 km range
  • Prepared for mobility services:
    • Digital car key in smart phone app
    • Fleet Management Portal
    • Vehicle control by smart phone
    • The new NEVS 9-3 series EVs wants to be built into NEVS 'China factories.

29 thoughts on "NEVS launches City Mobility Pilot with new 9-3 series in Tianjin"

  • Nice that NEVS is now showing something. Hopefully you will have success with it. You can see the SAAB genes and that's good. It would have been nicer to design the front and rear less out of riot. That may suit Chinese customer tastes. A future design for Europe would have to stand out with its simple elegance - as SAAB always was.
    You can stay curious.

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    Except for the rims, everything is fine - the design is similar to what was expected.

    The next model series will have a completely new design anyway - currently the connection to SAAB should also be clearly visible. I find the rear lights with a continuous bar even nicer than on the SAAB 9-3 II.

  • Moin together,

    one aspect mentioned here is the use of a known design to make the SAAB - Nevs connection. What was available? Just a GM SAAB design from the 2000s that was not undisputed among us SAAB drivers and enthusiasts. What was made of it to create continuity is certainly just as much a matter of taste as the basis used for it was at the time. There were no alternatives to a possible link with the SAAB legacy. I never liked the limousine and today it is the furthest away from the SAAB spirit for me. The station wagon - SUV (brave) variant is quite attractive for my taste. Beautifully designed rear and the front section is SAAB compatible. The whole plastic mess is not mine, but maybe there will be a clearer version. It will be exciting to see what will follow this model. If it comes in a clear and recognizable SAAB design, that would be a positive surprise for me. And, when we want to talk about clear SAAB design, what do we mean by that? 96 he, 900 he, 99 he, 9-5 sedan and 93 I. OK, but the whole rest whether 9-5 station wagon, 90 iger, 93 II, 9-5 facelift glasses snake or even the 9000 he? Were those vehicles that have been assigned to the pure SAAB design? Most of them were then able to at least make up for what they might otherwise have missed with the quality. In this respect, I think the model shown here is a first positive approach that an exciting brand with SAAB genes is being developed.

    Best regards from Erik

  • Is that all what happened in 6 years ago? A spoiled design, the wrong lettering on the hood and underneath the wrong drive technology. For me, all this has nothing to do with Saab and I do not have to sell the things so fortunately synonymous to earn money.

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    Saabspirit does not come to me, neither at NEVS nor at what
    those presented in this way ...

  • I think the car is great, especially the NEVS 9-3X I like. Looks like a facelift from the Saab 9-3.
    With the old model, NEVS can best bridge the gap to SAAB.
    If it had been a completely new model with a completely different design, here would be the
    Most write negative about NEVS (Chinakarre etc.) and there would be nothing left of SAAB.
    What I would like, however, would be a turbo engine, mirrors and the car in Trollhättan
    would be built and then sold through the Orio network.
    I also have to get used to electronics first …………

  • Hmmm ... isn't the 9-3 SC originally from 2005?

    When I first looked at the studies, I did not find the studies sensationally new, but also not “that bad”.
    For such an “old car” it is still not visually outdated. 🙂

    Looking closer, I also find some things that would disturb me personally pers. (Even if it is only a draft), for example:

    With the old 9-3 lower side window line and hood gave somehow a recognizable line.
    When NEVS design, the hood now suddenly somehow additionally set up (maybe partly also because of the new plastic elements?).
    In the new draft sketches, the bonnet on the A-pillar also seems a bit “too high” to me.

    • The hood probably sits higher because of the pedestrian protection. The lateral lines are naturally ruined. A price that you have to pay if you want to change as little as possible sheet metal parts.

      • I agree. SAAB has already achieved that, too. When switching from the 9000CC (a conclusive Ital design) to the CS, unfortunately, the lower edge of the window on the doors was not adjusted. As good as the CS is, he does not really have a line. It took a while for me to get used to it.
        Otherwise, I find the 9-3 not outdated until today and here is under the plate guaranteed a new car.

  • Saab is still there, where the age of development is visible. Otherwise, the optically completely overhauled carts and one can almost be glad that the Swedes do not have to build the thing, so ugly are the.

    Who asks for such a car? Nobody, except the Chinese. I do not care about that, and so I still hope that the sky will open and someone like Phoenix out of the ashes will gather up to use the fallow possibilities of a Saab successor.
    Anyone who has ever driven a 900er Turbo, or even the last 9-5 can only despise all this and I'm already waiting for when the insane Stromer rows out the money, because it will buy far too few.
    A hydrogen drive would offer completely different possibilities, but obviously does not fit into the world - at least currently.

    This is what happens when politicians think they know about technology….

    Greeting Linus

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    Definitely better than expected! Now they just have to build it and win my SAAB friend as a NEVS partner. Then it's alright.

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    The prospects are really not bad at all. I also find it likeable that the “SUV” looks a lot like a further development of the 9-3 - a clear reminiscence of SAAB.

    The sedan, well, not bad, but just a mass suitable design.

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    I do not think so too critically. We must not forget that the car is destined for the Chinese market, a market that knows very little about the original. It is at least once a sign of life of NEVS and you can see, regardless of whether everyone still likes Saab. I also think it could have been worse. Let's wait for the next, new generation.

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    So the station wagon, or the supposed SUV better, is cool. I would like it. And now comes over me

  • Thanks for the report. Well, as mentioned above, it could have been worse.
    There are some questionable details in the front and back ... but there is finally something there ... unbelievable, it is the very first thing the shop has made itself.
    I hope you will succeed. I'm curious what will happen.

  • I think it could have been worse. I'm rather positively surprised, the design language of Saab is already clearly visible. However, the rear of the sedan looks more like Mazda.

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    They look better than expected. well done

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    The car looks like a box
    From the description it appears to be a car that shines with its software update and air filter - a little bit

  • Why do not you bother to at least translate the NEVS press releases when you're almost taking them over 1: 1?

    • Because we also have a job and an extremely timely reporting otherwise would not be possible.

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      Others are happy that the blog exists. Even some whose mother tongue is not German. Reading a little English has never hurt anyone. Please don't be so lazy ...

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    No exterior mirrors? Only camera holder?

    • Is a study. I do not see for the series.

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    The 9-3 looked better. And more modern. That's downcycling!

    The tail lights of the limo look as if they came from an old Opel Corsa of a Brandenburg youth.

    Current and upcoming luxury models have a battery capacity of up to 100 Kw / h and outputs of 300 Kw and more. The ranges are nevertheless given as 500 km ...

    That is 20 Kw / h over 100 km. In other words, you must not call up more than 27,2 HP of power to move the 2,2-ton electric vehicle. But if you drive quickly on the motorway with 136 hp, the “tank” is empty after an hour.

    The auto industry seems to me to spin just as much as exhaust emissions and fuel consumption. Only this time the politics clap her vigorously applause. It's the holy e-mobility.

    • that's how it is. This “up to… .km range” babbling is really on my laces. It borders on fraud. I counter this with “up to 1500 km range”. It all comes too early, the batteries do not yet have the necessary energy density / cost. Research funds should have flowed into it first instead of hectic operations and developing billions of unsuitable vehicles.

      A few years ago I was sure that the next step would be the plug-in hybrid. Why it did not happen, I do not know.

      I now have the “triple two” requirement profile. The box should be able to drive for 2 hours at 200 km / h. It should also be able to pull 2 ​​tons. Seems to take a while….

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    Finally (!) Pictures! 🙂 About time ... NEVS good luck with this model. So much decency has to be.
    The SAAB 9-3 X is a little more “inflated” than an SUV. In my opinion it is very similar to the (old) Volvo XC 60. It also comes from the same development time, 10 years ago. But it still looks nice when people like SUVs.
    Whether that will be the big bringer in these days of the Dauerstaus in the Far East ???

  • Mh, well, finally a cat comes out of the bag. Leaves me at a loss, however. Looks like a previous 9-3 that had to be modified because of “novelty”. So you put Jason Castriota on the front and plastic on top. Neither of these makes a good impression on me. Of course, everything could have turned out much worse, see the ornamental redesign of the former 9-5, now delivered to the Chinese nouveau riche taste. Nevertheless, the baroque bonnet in muscle car style no longer matches the rest of the unchanged design. I also don't understand why an electric car needs a large radiator grille. The plastic on top looks helpless, I wonder if the side panels based on the old tools should allow a higher interior space.

    A design element that has always bothered me with the 9-3 station wagon is the rear spoiler. It looks just tinkered, as if you would not have found a better solution for the car on the fly. Here he is even more stressed, which affects nimble. Especially under the given conditions of use. Spurtschnell in a traffic jam he hisses from inner city street to inner city parking lot, always pressed firmly to the ground?

    • With regard to the large radiator grille, one can say that the Chinese or the Asian market are in great demand for cars with large radiator grills, or that this design element is in great demand there. Maybe you want to orient yourself a little bit on the market and or a little bit.
      That's why maybe the additional designation SUV for the 9-3 X ... simply because it's trendy right now.

  • But to advertise a higher combination as an SUV is a bit risky. Let's see how the customers reward it.
    Nevertheless, I wish you much success with the project. Ugly is not.

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