NEVS 9-3 EV model year 2019

Back to Trollhättan. Our walk across the area leads us from the delivery area with its many Volvos in the direction of the former experimental workshop. At the place of longing, where we always hung with tension on the fence and where there was almost every time a little sensation to discover.

NEVS 9-3 EV, presumably model year 2019
NEVS 9-3 EV, presumably model year 2019

Parked on the area even today, or finally, interesting vehicles. So there is still development and testing activity on site, which is generally good news. Two sedans in camouflage camouflage attract attention, but are not worth it. Although the two vehicles are, surprise, really Saabs. But camouflaged model year 2014 turbo petrol engine.

More exciting are the two unguarded limousines. These are NEVS 9-3 electric cars, which probably correspond to the model year 2019. The first ones we see in Europe. The tail is, except for small changes, still strongly based on the Saab sedan. A more dominant chrome strip with the NEVS logo, a few small retouches, the unchanged 9-3 logo on the bottom left. Changed the door handles, now with chrome inserts, the exterior mirrors have a new design and an additional LED indicator. The bonnet is higher, as it was already seen on press pictures.

To the right of the two sedans another NEVS 9-3 electric car is parked. The frontend seems identical to the Saab Griffin design of model year 2011 1 / 2, except for the grille inserts and LED daytime running lights. Anyone who wonders where the NEVS electric cars hide their charging options, today discovers the answer. Where once the proud Saab lettering was, hides in the style of a Nissan Leaf the flap for the current consumption.

What do we know about the NEVS 9-3 EV? In principle, next to nothing. The vehicles photographed are from 2018. They are 130 KW and have a conventional automatic gearbox, which is unusual for an electric vehicle. In Sweden they are registered as pre-series vehicles for testing, the highest VIN number known to us is 00026. They probably belong to the small series that is hand-made in the Frickeboa were mounted.

From autumn / winter 2018, the NEVS 9-3 EV will be built in series in this form in Tianjin. But that is not certain, financing issues should still be unclear. Export to Europe is unlikely, as is production in Sweden. The work was largely dismantled, it is only an empty shell.

17 thoughts on "NEVS 9-3 EV model year 2019"

  • They should just disappear with the things to China and not in Europe with this caricature of a SAAB!

    I do not like electric cars anyway because they are ecological and economic madness and brain tears but especially in the dress of a great car like the SAAB 9-3 I find the power drive even more to vomit!
    If the 9-3 already necessarily serve as a basis then it should NEVS but visually please change so that you do not recognize that the end product even remotely has something to do with SAAB!
    It is good that these things are not allowed to carry the name SAAB and that SAAB does not have to endorse and participate in the electronic waste trend.

  • That’s really exciting ...

    When it comes to individual e-mobility and NEVS, the thumbs fly around the ears of the commentators. Sometimes mostly up, sometimes mostly down ...

    But never uniform. And what does majority mean? History has many examples ready that even majorities may have gotten lost. Or for the fact that majorities can change. For example in the light of new findings.

    The exciting and funny thing, however, is that in this case supposed opponents draw the same conclusions at the same moment. Several write (with the opposite sign) that they would continue to drive their cars / SAABs as long as possible ...

    It doesn't matter whether you want to protest against a delayed expansion of e-mobility or something else. Driving SAAB as long as possible is in any case ...

    … A VERY GOOD IDEA ! ! !

  • First of all, many thanks to the team for the report.
    Unfortunately, the subject of e-mobility for me is just a continuation of the scrapping premium. It is driven by politics every 2-4 years a new pig through the village to boost the economy. What was good yesterday is catastrophic today? With these statements, politicians question their own statements.
    What about the production of batteries and their components with environmental protection? Where and how are these components broken down? How are they disposed of? What about the vehicles that make the lifetime of the batteries after a few years to the total economic loss? Who buys an 10 year old used E-car with more than 100000km on the clock? What does all this have to do with environmental protection?
    These and other questions are not answered and in my opinion they will not. The topic is a political issue.

  • I can only sign the comment by Herbert Hürsch.
    Bearing in mind that many cars today have been to 10 or 15 years and one
    KM mileage of under 200.000 km land on the junkyard, this is neither
    sustainable for the environment and for the minerals extracted from the earth.
    My upcoming 30-year-old Saab 900 Turbo has so far featured 500.000, -km
    good service, the breakdowns are to count on one hand. The 1. engine
    runs like on 1.Tag. A change to an e-car is currently out of the question for me
    Alone because of the lack of infrastructure. Also my VW-Bulli is already 35 years
    old and still active for short and long journeys.

  • You can see “a handful” of the NEVS 9-3 EV, probably from the pre-series, built by hand, as Tom reports.
    Not more.
    Whether, when and where these will be mass-produced… only the Chinese know.
    Wouldn't it be the first “air number” from NEVS ...
    But as long as the salaries in Trollhättan are paid on time, the SAABians are in the payroll. 🙂
    That would be the positive part of the story so far.
    Thanks to the editors 😉 for the status report from Trollhättan!

  • Nice

  • If that's all NEVS has developed over the years, then maybe they should pull the ripcord as fast as possible, that's just money-burning.
    Do they really still believe that they will ever get the money back?
    Most automakers are churning tens of millions of research funds into alternative drives, where should NEVS get capital from in the future?
    That smells like a delay in bankruptcy ...

    • These classic looking 9-3s are probably for the Chinese market. We have to wait and see what they will offer for us!

  • I would be interested to know how many employees (China and Sweden) are currently employed at NEVS - hundreds of specialists were already acquired a few years ago.

    If the whole thing should still work in China, the later completion and modernization of the plant in Trollhättan might also have to be managed. Environmentally friendly vehicles of good quality are also becoming increasingly important in Europe. Unfortunately, the European manufacturers still primarily distribute their fuel guzzlers and polluters. Of course, the causes are also incompetent politicians and consumers - a wider range of usable electric vehicles would be desirable and the state authorities should finally focus more on electric mobility - most leading politicians cannot even part with their polluters when it comes to company cars!

    • Current figures are not available. And please keep the manners! You can also give his opinion a little nicer, so far that always worked perfectly. Thank you!

      • Thank you for the interesting update. Where exactly was this legendary “test department” located on the site? In which direction if you mentally stand in front of the “entrance portal” (porter's lodge)?

        Incidentally, I cannot find any real derailments in Detlef Rudolf's contribution. Anyone who likes to cycle or walk for ecological or fitness reasons simply cannot find any other expression for these stinkers in everyday traffic. I also get annoyed about these "DS" s every day. Why does an E-Golf cost less in Norway than its combustion counterpart and here in Germany you can read that diesel sales are suddenly picking up again because customers just don't want to do without their Sufffs.

        In any case, as long as ORIO has spare parts for our Saabs, I will not spend a cent on a new car with DinoTechnik.

        • Northern driveway, just after the gym. Behind the gym was a running track into the forest and lit in the dark. It comes very close to the fence of the experimental workshop. There one could, if one had fought something through botany, win the best impressions.
          Today, the site is also shared by external service providers. It is not really exciting anymore.

      • Detlef Rudolf has only written the truth what everyone else thinks. I personally would buy a NEVS.

        • I would definitely not. My confidence in NEVS is less than zero.

    • On Wikipedia you can find all the information about how much CO2 the production of a Kw / h battery capacity emits. I am not a conspiracy theorist and I am not fundamentally averse to e-mobility. But I am not yet convinced that this is the silver bullet or even the only one ...

      In any case, electrified plugs are more environmentally friendly than batteries. At the latest when the cars drive autonomously and are only rental properties from mobility service providers, I could just as easily get on a train or a bus with an overhead line and cover the last 100m on foot. A bulk purchase would then have to be in the handcart. If it would save the world, why not ...

      As long as politics, science and business have not come to an agreement on a coherent and sustainable mobility concept for the future, I don't feel like hitting my head on my money for bridging technology. Especially since it (still?) Clearly seems to be the case that vehicles that have already been produced (for example a SAAB) are much more environmentally friendly on the overall balance sheet than with an electric car that is still to be produced ...
      Even with new cars, there are still the ghosts!

      As far as private transport is concerned, e-mobility has its greatest popularity and the greatest growth rates, of all things, with bicycles. The “analog” bikes without a motor or battery, however, were more environmentally friendly and healthier. At least that is beyond doubt. Everything else is written in the stars. The future of NEVS / NEVZ ...

  • They don't look bad on the outside...if only they brought the station wagon for Europe...but that probably doesn't fit with NEVS's "strategy". By the way, here are more pictures of the less attractive interior:

  • As long as there are still some employees who get their salary it is still positive. But the whole story is not.
    I don't think NEVS can even get off the ground. But miracles have not yet left our world so we wait and see. At least it's another story that Tom brought us. Thanks for that.

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