An app for the NEVS 9-3 electric car

The life is amazing. 2002 was the second Saab 9-3 generation to be presented to dealers in an air force tunnel near Gothenburg. An interesting career followed. An intermediate model, two comprehensive revisions. Then the end of production 2011, which should not be the end of the story. In December 2013 launched the Saab 9-3 in the model year 2014.

My NEVS App in the Apple App Store
My NEVS App in the Apple App Store

An unfortunately only brief episode, but also it was associated with revision and fine tuning. In the meantime, the old Saab platform was converted to electric propulsion at NEVS, packed batteries in the underbody and started in June 2019 the production.

Old Saab base becomes digital

The optics and the interior can hardly deny their Saab origin, even if it is not clear whether the production is currently running. According to information from Sweden, it is resting and the factory in Tianjin is being expanded to double its capacity. This is supported by the fact that the NEVS 9-3 electric car has not yet appeared in any statistics as a new registration. In January 2020 will finally be ramped up production, and a 18-year history would go on in the sequel.

For the NEVS 9-3 electric car there is an app for free download in the Apple Store. In 2002, probably nobody would have thought that the Saab base would one day be digital. But now it is a reality and allows the electric car to be managed via iPhone.

Publisher of the app is Guoneng Automobile, the Chinese name of NEVS. About Guoneng also the first 500 vehicles to go to authorities before private customers get their vehicle. The app is obviously maintained, the current version is dated to the September 2019. Your download is also possible in Germany on the iPhone, a restriction to countries does not exist. Only you can do so little to nothing, it lacks the right electric car.

NEVS 9-3 electric car “China only”

If the pictures in the App Store correspond to reality, the 9-3 electric car would have a range of 360 kilometers. The power consumption of 18 kWh would correspond to that of a BMW i3 or a Kia e-Niro. The images could just as well be fake, because a top speed of 230 km / h belongs in the realm of legends. The electric car should be regulated much earlier.

The manufacturer still sees the NEVS 9-3 electric car as a “China only” product. Perhaps some test copies will still come to Sweden in 2020 and find their way into the media. It would be exciting to find out how the evolution of a story from 2002 continues.

3 thoughts on "An app for the NEVS 9-3 electric car"

  • 2002

    That was “only” 17 years ago. You have to realize (at least it should) that the technical leaps don't get bigger the longer a certain technology and a product (e.g. a conventional automobile with a combustion engine) is available on the market ...

    Conversely, it becomes a shoe. The longer a certain technology is on the market and relevant for us, the smaller the annual technological progress. There are actually still worlds between a car from 1913 and 1930 or one from 1947 and 1964 ...

    The between a car of 1964 and 1981 but already shrunk significantly. Or between 2002 and 2019 cars.

    Why should an automotive platform of 2002 in a world out of date, in which a superpower (the US) its half a century (!) Older aircraft (the B52 of 1952) after 67 years still for the latest state of military technology stops? ? ?

    Another example: For tens of years I have had a MacPro with eight processor cores clocked at 2,8 GHz each and 64 GB of working memory in the stable, which could theoretically also be upgraded ...

    The long story short:
    As consumers, we shouldn't let the obsolescence of whatever fool us. The 9-3 still seems up to date to me. Just a thought ...

  • It's interesting what happens to the model, or what it has to endure. Sad for NEVZ that they did not get their own model after a long time.

  • The NEVS 9-3 would interest me. An electric car which is suitable for my daily distances and no 40k € costs is always interesting. Especially because some SAAB DNA would still be behind it. Just a dream?

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