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.
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.