Pre-orderable NEVS 9-3 electric car in China

In China, it is now possible to place a pre-order on the web for the NEVS 9-3 EV. For a price equivalent to around 21.600,00 €, the first electric car from NEVS is offered for sale. There are details, as usual, only to a very limited extent.

The NEVS 9-3 electric car can be pre-ordered
The NEVS 9-3 electric car can be preordered now.

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.

Basically, the technical data have been public for years: The power of the electric motor is specified with 130 KW and a torque of 280 Nm. The capacity of the battery is 45 kWh, the range should be at 355 kilometers. The range is not very meaningful, because it is unclear under which test cycle the data was determined. Unusually for an electric car, because inefficient, is listed in the data sheet 17 "tires. The weight should be 1.700 kilograms, the acceleration from 0 to 50 Km / h can be achieved in 5,5 seconds. 140 km / h will be the maximum speed.

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 so far the only source of information. It is also unclear whether NEVS has already started production. The plant in Tianjin was last 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.

28 thoughts too "Pre-orderable NEVS 9-3 electric car in China"

  • So I like the car so much that I saved the pictures in a SAAB \ NEVS folder.
    That the performance is not as great as the gasoline ... well ... is not a Tesla.

  • That reads exciting! But unfortunately you will have to wait and see. If there was a way to buy such a car, I would be there! The ideal second car for us.

  • Well, I'm curious what the project will be ...

  • I'm skeptical. Trust in NEVS = 0!

  • I find the NEVS 9-3 exciting. Externally still recognizable as Saab, but with performance under a Tesla or I know BMW-i level. For only half or even a quarter price. Affordable electromobility packed in beautiful form. Of course there should be a reasonably passable distribution network and a more trustworthy communication from NEVS ...

  • The car breaks down into two parts ...

    There are the front and bonnet, which suggest with their beads and several "floors" a highly potent engine under the hood, which would have found no place without this design ...

    You almost feel reminded of the air grabbers of just 50 year old US muscle cars.

    And at least from the A-pillar Grandpa comes then from the 1990iger years, which has to offer shortly before C-pillar and rear window, of course, a hat rack for the wobbly and toilet paper roll in the interior.

    Shame about the good genes and the interior, which is very reminiscent of SAAB. Unfortunately, all I can see is the corruption of what SAAB could have been today. But I certainly do not see a contemporary SAAB.

    The Phoenix would have been in 5,5 seconds of 0-100 or even 110. Not on 50 ...

    • Well observed. The design is a disaster.

  • I think NEVS is missing the money to start production and now hope for many performances. Find it weak, however, what is there after 7 years as a finished product.

  • What Tesla can, NEVS has long been, probably thought / copied in the Far East.
    Collecting money for an "object of desire".
    When the desired object is then at the door remains (as always) unclear. 🙁
    What I found so elegant and timeless in the SAAB 9-3 sight from the beginning has been perfectly designed away ...
    Thus, from my eyes, no new SAAB "replacement" created, rather annihilated.
    With the price, I think more:
    impressive, for so much space and, if it's true, the range. No luxury offer, rather for the el. Mass mobility thought / planned.
    Buying stimulus? No thanks.

  • Thanks for the information. It's nice to hear from NEVS after a long time. Of course, that does not satisfy all of us, but we should not completely give up hope.

  • they forget to mention that it got phoenix platform!

    • YEAH, and they're not just about that ...

      This car has balls of steel too. Or even of depleted uranium? Whatever, it sure is heavy and acceleration or max. speed are similar to a modern tank. Maybe it was designed to knock down the Great Wall of China?

      We'll see ...

      • yes, the prestanda could have been better, but you get what you pay for.
        you want to get 3-4 nevs 9-3 for 1 tesla, and it looks 10 times better.

        • True. Completely true. I'd even say it looks a 100 times better. In total that makes a 9-3 NEVZ 300 to 400 times better than a Tesla, right? At least a 300 to 400 times worth the money, right?

          Let me guess, who payed for your comment: "Um ..."

          Now, this is really getting ridiculous. If I was here, there is no NEVZ-post again. You guys have spoiled it completely. And if this goes on, what do you think I'm gonna do? Buying a NEVZ 9-3?

          Hell no! I'd rather stop reading my SAAB. Get the bright smarter or just keep out! ! !

        • A misunderstanding? Did Jojo possibly look a tesla 10 times better although it costs "only" 3-4 times more than a NEVS 93, did not he? - - -

          Personally, I was also happy for ten seconds, but then realized that this joy was only due to the fact that you could (theoretically) buy something new that looks like a Saab 93 - and that of nostalgia and vague hope that this might be the beginning of a further development that would eventually lead to a new Saab, or that Saab's "genetics" might not be completely dead yet ...

          It is unfortunately! After the short nostalgic joy, the NEVS seems to me like a zombie, dead parts that have been forged for seven years and developed zero, without "soul" - not to mention technical or design innovations!

          In contrast to that, Saab designers, despite or because of the long model lifecycle, with a few ingenious changes to facelifts, have always been able to completely modernize the model and also adapt it to the design of the time or even the coming years. See, for example, the number of recent changes in the 93 to the Griffin version 2011. From design simply ingenious, z. B. the convertible is m. E. still highly topical and the most beautiful modern convertible that can be seen on our streets. (and technically, for example, the engines were also much improved).

          In seven years, m. E. every dork screw an electric motor (with underground power) plus batteries in an old body of the 93, can install two USB ports and so create a "zombie". (A bit exaggerated and polemical, of course.) Maybe at some point a really good development, at the moment I find it only sad and embarrassing!

          Have a nice weekend with all Saab friends!

  • When reading this post, the following text came to my mind:

    "Fear Blossom, that's the name of the last, perhaps desperate, often glorious blossoming of an old tree before it dies." This is how a discussion of Martin Walser's novel Angstblüte begins. At Amazon, it says to the book: "Fear Blossom is what nature has threatened plants given. As death approaches, the vital juices rise again, the most beautiful glow is produced. "

  • What you forget is that the hood had to be pulled up to meet current pedestrian protection requirements. The original 9 3 did not have that when it appeared in 2002 yet. Anyone who has seen the red 9-3 Turbo from the 2017 festival in the Saab Museum knows that this design fits in well with the higher bonnet.

    Maybe the Cadillac BLS in Turkey soon lives on as an e-car, hopefully we'll read about it here soon.

    • The objections are justified. At least they light up for so long ...

      ... until you think again about it.

      A Final Turbo Edition is something completely different than THE car, as THE SAAB of the future. Expectations are met in the turbo as a tribute to the past. Precisely because the design is known and turned backwards. The hood? For free!

      But the standards for a retrospective-oriented final edition can not possibly be applied to EVs that should embody a forward-looking claim ...

      This EV could have brought SAAB before the bankruptcy on the market. Where is the performance of NEVZ? Where are added value and progress? I see administration and recovery of a legacy (not to say a corpse litter). No more. Unfortunately.

  • NEVS should take advantage of the hour and small series in Trollhättan not lose sight of - I am firmly convinced that there were good sales opportunities. Besides my two SAABs from 2002 and 2011, the shown 9.3 EV would be a good option for trips in the region of Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg - an extensive previous test drive would of course be obligatory in this project.

    Despite small changes in the external appearance, I think the lines are still very harmonious and successful.

    ATU and, under certain conditions, remaining SAAB partners could possibly be obtained for the service.

    Let's see what the future holds - I'm curious to see how things will eventually develop.

    • ATU ... that was good. They are not even able to properly balance four tires and then they should look after an e-vehicle?

      • True, "ATU" was good.
        Good but were also "small series in Trollhattan" ...
        or "the favor of the hour" ...

        I always thought, a (final) small series 9 3 limousines from Trollhättan we would already have had - it was history and after all this car was still SAAB. Where does a "favor of the hour" come years later?

        Old cheese in small series and old wine in NEVZ hoses exclusively from ATU is maintained. What a (sad) vision for a European-German SAAB heritage! Tristesse quite, very difficult to top ...

        When will we finally learn to accept the demise of the brand and cherish the SAAB heritage?

  • Before 3 years as a combo at a reasonable price - there would have been quite synonymous in Europe customers. Today? Probably not. Pity about the missed opportunity.

  • The performance is a mystery ...

    170 KW (231 PS) are not small. An 9-5 NG 2.0T, one of the last and youngest SAABs, had less (220 PS) at home and was not that easy either. The 280 Nm of the NEVZ has outbid the NG as maximum torque, but one must not forget that electric motors know only a single torque and offer over the entire speed range.

    So here 280 Nm from the state away. From one revolutions per minute! That's a lot better than a 9-5 NG 2,0T, you might think. Hybrids and EVs are not without reason known for their good acceleration values. But here at this NEVZ is a little different than other cars. Completely different. Why is that? Does anyone know more?

    5,5 seconds from 0 to 50 shake even relatively flabby burners with significantly less power and less torque quite easily from the sleeve. Typically, they then need more 7 or 8 seconds from 50 to 100. So 12,5 to 13,5 seconds in total.

    If the information is correct (170 KW, 280 Nm, 5,5 sec from 0 to 50 Km / h), then NEVZ must have done something fundamentally wrong! But what? And why? What did NEVZ build there?

    Just so that no misunderstandings arise. At the top speed (140 Km / h) I do not want to hang myself. No, this is limited to a number of EVs and hybrids. The technical necessity (reach of the EVs) or the good intention (reason and environmental protection of the hybrid) shine into my mind. What does not make sense to me is that a vehicle with these performance data is already reluctant to reach any speed at all ...

    Yes, what is that supposed to do? And what do you have to do (wrongly) to force 170 KW and a high-torque electric motor like this? I just do not understand that ...

    PS II.
    I am grateful for any advice and technical explanations.

    • They are 130 KW. In the first version of 170 KW was the speech, that was not true. I have corrected the mistake meanwhile.

      • Yes, we overlapped each other (see below).

        I still do not understand the driving performance. Already almost 100 years ago, there were electric cars, which have fully exploited the positive characteristics of the electric motors - an acceleration in the plane and gradients, which at that time were not or hardly realizable with gasoline engines. There are corresponding films on the net ...

        But even in a contemporary comparison to other e-cars, the performance of the NEVZ remains a mystery to me. Is this forward-looking or at least competitive?

    • PS III.

      The 170 KW in the article are wrong. The car has (according to papers) 130 KW (177 PS) ...

      But that should be enough. It is an electric car. The go because of the characteristics of an electric motor actually good. Straight from 0 to 50. The NEVZ not. NEVZ has to do something different than other manufacturers. Worse! What is this exactly? Translation? Transmission? Software? How does the power get to the wheels and why does not it come on the road? Something is wrong with the box. Or with the data ...

  • I've been living with e-mobility for a while now. If the 9-3 would give it to the mentioned price, then that would be unrivaled. For this you get here only some small car with less range.
    I would buy that, at least looks remotely to Saab. The range is sufficient, the place great. Acceleration, etc., I'm halfway dizzy. You can already "swim along" with the thing. Everything else is contrary to the sense of e-mobility.

  • ... .na at least a sign of life! Clearly an exclamation point is missing, and if it is just a building block where you are different (better) than the e-competition. For city with hinterland traffic more acceleration would certainly be good, but range and speed is ok.
    Small series I would find exciting, but I would (contrary to my other buying habit) always lease an e-car. Especially with the neighborhood to Norway, this could be successful, possibly paired with a bio-ethanol booster heater, or bio-ethanol turbine with afterburner to recharge electricity as an option for long-distance riders. Think that the trolls there would make something out of it again ... .., well and convertible and / or station wagon would be nice ... pity it's just NEVS and not SAAB!

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