Israel's first export market for the NEVS 9-3 EV?

European tourists visiting Haifa or Tel Aviv may experience an automobile déjà vu next year. Perhaps the NEVS 9-3 EV will cross their path as a reincarnation of the Saab 9-3 sedan. Israel approved in March the import of up to 400 electric cars annually from Chinese production. NEVS seems to be in for the latest news.

NEVS 9-3 production in Tianjin
NEVS 9-3 production in Tianjin. Photo Credit: NEVS

This is reported by several Chinese sources in relation to the daily newspaper “Yedioth Ahronoth”. A newly established trading company called “JAC electric cars” is to produce vehicles from JAC Motors and import NEVS. If this message is correct, then the country on the Mediterranean would be the first export market for NEVS AB. Israel plans to switch its traffic completely to alternative drives by 2030. A network of 2.500 charging stations is being built from north to south.

Of course, the production is still in Tianjin. The capacity of the still new plant is extended, and only from January 2020 the NEVS 9-3 EV from the tape to run. Contrary to the message, however, are the statements of NEVS, the 9-3 electric car have only referred to as a product for the Chinese market, but not for export to Europe. Perhaps with the capital of Evergrande in the back a rethinking took place?

From the middle class to the luxury segment

The future orientation of NEVS under Evergrande has become a bit clearer in the last few days. With the publication of the half-yearly figures became the lasting willingness to invest confirmed in electromobility. Evergrande continues to claim to become the largest manufacturer of electric vehicles in the world for the next 5 years. The company takes a lot of money for that. In the second half of the year, further increases in research and development expenditure are expected. 1.2 billion dollars are to be available for the 6-month period.

For their goals, the Chinese investors rely on self-driving vehicles like the InMotion Conceptbut also electrified mobility from the mid-range up to the ultra-luxury segment. One of these vehicles will be the entry-level model of Koenigsegg, which will be built from 2020 in small numbers in Trollhättan. According to their own statements, NEVS is working on 8 completely new vehicles, details of which are pending.

9 thoughts on "Israel's first export market for the NEVS 9-3 EV?"

  • I'm curious.
    But why only contacts with Israel; a pretty small country. There are other markets that have opportunities to attach electric cars. What is the reason that NEVS has launched a first contract with Israel?
    Let's see what will happen here in the beginning 2020.

    • Israel is a relatively small market that is often chosen as a test for new technologies and new providers. Not unusual, then.

  • Good news.

    Alone, because a reunion with the 9-3 joy
    makes and is better than nothing.

    But Smit's statement at the festival is all the more incomprehensible ...
    The 9-3 has been known to develop SAAB and has already been tested as an EV.

    A few EVs for Israel would have helped SAAB 2020. Very loose!
    And maybe an import license for Swedish cars would be clear
    more generous than Chinese?

    X 400 cars can not be too many NEVS from Tianjin. Especially
    but not one of them comes from Trollhättan. Why and how can there
    the SAAB bankruptcy be the best thing Trollhättan could happen?

    Well, hopefully NEVS will provide answers at some point ...

    But anyway, here's a question for the blog / author:
    Is it correct that way? Quote: “Israel plans its traffic by 2030
    to convert completely to alternative drives. "

    A conversion to 2030 would be without precedent worldwide and is unbelievably ambitious.
    Is not it rather that from 2030 no new burners should be allowed?
    But that would not be a change until (!) But one from (!) 2030 ...

    I do not mean to be petty, but between now and then you can easily spend 30 years.
    At least for Israelis (owners of conventional cars or gas stations) that makes
    certainly a significant difference ...

    Maybe read here one or two? If I remember Marks and
    In my opinion, a brilliant report on an SAAB meeting in Turkey seems to me that
    even likely.
    The SAAB driver - what an illustrious community.
    Just lovely ! ! !

    • The question is not so easy to answer.

      Israel has the vision from 2030 to no longer be dependent on “environmentally harmful energy sources”. In other words: no more oil imports. For this reason, the construction of 2.500 charging stations is now starting, starting from Kibbutz Dan in the north and ending in southern Eilat. The stations should be ready by 2020 and serve as an incentive to switch to electric cars. You have to know that there are currently fewer than 1.000 all-electric vehicles in Israel. 400 a year is a number for now.

      Although there is nothing to be said about the prohibition of burners, I interpret the direction taken as the definitive departure from this technology.

      • Thanks for the AW.

        So the government is spongy on this point.
        Not the first and not the only one. I'm almost sorry
        that I asked at all and questioned a formulation ...

        Well, who does not ask remains stupid and I had a certain gain in knowledge.
        The other way around (a reliable government [anywhere in the world] and a blur
        on a blog) I would have much preferred it ...

      • Ten years ago, Israel had once called for an end to the combustion engine, and thus an end to the dependence on the oil of the unloved Arab neighbors. Time target was then the year 2020. This should also be done using e-mobility.

        Former SAP manager Shai Agassi founded Better Place. His approach was to swap the batteries of the vehicles in fully automated change stations (took less than 5 minutes). He wanted to proceed against the range anxiety and long loading times. This principle is pursued again today by the Chinese manufacturer NIO.

        Unlike NIO, Better Place did not build its own cars but entered into negotiations with established manufacturers. These should deliver suitable cars. However, only Renault he could win for a collaboration. The other brands (especially the German) did not want to be fixated on a battery system, they wanted to develop their own or did not give e-mobility a chance for the future.

        In Israel, around 40 battery exchange stations were to be built as part of the project. When the company went bankrupt in 2013, there were almost 940 cars (Renault Fluence - there was only one model) in Israel. Until then, Better Place was also available in Europe: at least one battery exchange station was in operation in Copenhagen.

        • These are also very interesting and inspiring information. Many thanks.

          And again, internal contradictions open up. As far as I know, in the region (by necessity)
          tens of thousands of generators with internal combustion engines used to generate electricity. Their efficiency is depending on
          Operating state somewhere between 0 (idling without electrical consumers) and max. 20% ...

          The rest or all (80 to 100%) is not electricity, but hot air and CO2 from fossil fuels
          the export nations of gas and oil - whether they are loved or unloved.

          Well, ultimately an x-any example of how brimming (to overflow) our globe and humanity
          are charged with internal contradictions and national or international interests and target conflicts ...

          In the meantime, as an exporter (loved or unloved), you are sitting back and enjoying your visit
          For an indefinite period, demand and consumption of fossil fuels will continue to rise.

          We talk so much about the turnaround, e-mobility, decarbonization and our future, that we have long been the
          Reality and the present completely out of the corner of your eye. This would be the only one
          valid and meaningful reference point, which could actually be linked efficiently ...

  • I would say speculatively. No production is running yet. However, with Evergrande money it is more likely than ever. Please build cars in Trollhättan, then I'm there!

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