arose When NEVS (National Electric Vehicle Sweden) to become the ashes of Saab and relaunch the brand with the Saab 9-3 with engines of gasoline and electrical power, many of us thought that it would be a complicated task. The Saab 9-3 is a car that has already been surpassed by the competition, and in Europe the adventure was going to be complicated. Maybe that’s why Saab is focusing both on China, which is the country from which comes a large part of the capital of NEVS.
last December Saab announced the sale of 150,000 units of the Saab 9-3 to a chinese company called Panda New Energy. Now the swedes have signed a collaboration agreement to provide 20,000 units of the Saab 9-3 electric to the chinese company China Volant Industry Co. (Volinco). The agreement is worth approximately 913 million euros and 20,000 Saab 9-3 electric will be delivered to Volinco between 2017 and 2020.
Mikael Ostlund, spokesperson for NEVS, said that the cars supplied to Volinco will be used as a company car to different employees. The chinese company that has commissioned the car is an important group that has a lot of suppliers of technological elements. This agreement also will allow NEVS to be able to access these providers face to the manufacture of new vehicles.
The dimensions of the Saab 9-3 will be built and will be painted at the facilities of the brand in Sweden, from where the skeletons were sent to China, where they will be finished assembling with the rest of the components, including the batteries and electric motors. By 2020, NEVS plans to have a factory fully operational in China.
Source – Automotive News Europe