Saab going electric

Coming soon... electric SaabsAfter filing for bankruptcy and being bought by a Japanese/Chinese consortium, Saab are to re-emerge as an electric car manufacturer.

Manufacturing facilities in Trollhättan, Sweden will produce upmarket electric cars focused on the Chinese market.

National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) plans to use Japanese technology to create an electric car, based on their 9-3 (pictured), launching in 2013/2014 and focusing on the “largest and most important electric
vehicle market”.

Kai Johan Jiang, who will soon be installed at NEVS CEO, commented:

“China is investing heavily in developing the EV market, which is a key driver for the ongoing technology shift to reduce dependence on fossil fuels. The Chinese can increasingly afford cars. However, the global oil supply would not suffice if they all buy petroleum-fuelled vehicles. Chinese customers demand a premium electric vehicle, which we will be able to offer by acquiring Saab Automobile in Trollhättan.”

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