In China it is now possible to place a pre-order online for the NEVS 9-3 EV. The first electric car from NEVS is offered for sale for the equivalent of around € 21.600,00. As usual, details are only available to a very limited extent.
The production version of the NEVS 9-3 EV closely resembles the Saab 9-3 sedan that 2003 appeared on the market. Surprises are missing, in the interior many details of the great facelift of 2007 / 08 have been taken over. The cockpit of the electric car is now completely digital, the multimedia unit has already been spotted in pilot series models. New is the moderate revision of the center console, which now also receives two USB ports and a start / stop button.
The technical data have basically been public for years: The power of the electric motor is specified as 130 KW and a torque of 280 Nm. The capacity of the battery is 45 kWh, the range should be 355 kilometers. The range is not very meaningful because it is unclear under which test cycle the data was determined. The 17 ″ tires listed in the data sheet are unusual for an electric car because they are inefficient. The weight should be 1.700 kilograms, the acceleration from 0 to 50 km / h can be achieved in 5,5 seconds. The top speed will be 140 km / h.
Questions about the NEVS 9-3 electric car
Thus, the electric car from NEVS is far from the performance of a Saab 9-3 Aero, which was once issued as a benchmark. Also unclear are many other details. There is no press release on this subject from NEVS online portal to order is the only source of information so far. It is also not clear whether NEVS has already started production. The plant in Tianjin was recently only reported as almost finished. In addition, it is not known via which channels the distribution should run.
Will NEVS sell online or through partners in China, will the electric cars go to private individuals? Originally, the 9-3 EV was to be deployed as a fleet solution for military, government and transport services. It certainly seems that an export to Europe is not planned. In the past there was talk of a small-lot production in Trollhättan, but you can not hear that anymore.