The city of Qingdao, part owner of Nevs, will purchase the first 200 EVs with delivery starting April. Mattias Bergman is quoted saying “You will observe a continuous change, but the first specifications have arrived. The specifications will be gradually changed, both battery and drivetrain”. Range at first will be limited to ~200km and the car itself will be 80% similar to its ICE cousin. “The difference will be the drivetrain”. The car will be produced in Trollhättan with final assembly taking place in China. Nevs have two facilities producing batteries there, so they will be mounted there. “Production of the EVs in Trollhättan will commence early next year” adds Mattias Bergman, “it does not take long to produce them, but then they must be shipped to China as well”. “This is an important part of our vision that our customers not be dependent of fossile fuelds, but retain the freedom of getting around in a passenger car. This is what is important to us, and where our focus is. Finally we let the customers decide if they prefer an EV or a conventional ICE.”
donderdag 12 december 2013
The first electric Saab 9-3`s are sold now to Qingdao; source;
woensdag 11 december 2013
Yesterday at 14:00CET (GMT+1) the sales started for the new Saab through Nevs website. It was a great start of the sale because they received a total of 15 orders of new Saabs throughout the day.
-”It is pleasing that we directly met an interest that also led to the ordered cars. And our first customer in Trollhättan actually visited me yesterday afternoon. We are humble but also hopeful for future sales. Many people have heard of and want to make an appointment for a test drive, which starts in January “– Jonas Hernqvist, Nevs Sales ManagerSource Click here for the link to the wrapping company I`ve chosen.
dinsdag 10 december 2013
Starting today the new Saab 9-3 is for sale again in Sweden (see Swedish text below)! Initially the cars are only sold to clients in China and Sweden. However, over time the Saab 9-3 Aero and other models will also be available to customers in other markets. Click here for the Saab webshop!
I morgon tisdag börjar försäljningen av Saab-bilar Tisdagen den 10 december kl 14.00 börjar försäljningen av Saab-bilar på den svenska marknaden direkt från Nevs hemsida. Nevs använder en för biltillverkare ny säljkanal genom att inledningsvis sälja direkt via hemsidan. Samtidigt skapar Nevs en personlig kundrelation genom alla led med direktkontakt från försäljning till leverans av bilen. – Vi vill ha en nära dialog med våra kunder redan från början. I vår direktkontakt kan vi bland annat snabbt fånga upp synpunkter och önskemål, vilket hjälper oss i vår ambition att ge kunderna en förstklassig upplevelse och ett engagerat omhändertagande, säger försäljningschef Jonas Hernqvist. Saab 9-3 Aero Sedan 2014 är fullutrustad och har en bensinmotor på 220 hk/350 Nm. Priset med sexväxlad manuell växellåda är 279 000 kronor inklusive moms, + 10 000 kronor med sexstegad automatisk växellåda. I priset ingår tre års fri service, tre års vagnskadegaranti, två års vägassistans samt vinterhjul på aluminiumfälg. Efter leveransen av bilen vill vi även fortsättningsvis erbjuda ett tryggt bilägande. För service och reparationer hänvisar vi till Saab Original Service verkstäder. De första bilarna av denna begränsade upplaga kommer att levereras under våren 2014. Då kommer vi att erbjuda kunden en speciell varumärkesupplevelse när bilen hämtas på leveranscentrum vid fabriken i Trollhättan. Här möter representanter från Nevs som, förutom presentationen av bilen, berättar om hur vi ser på framtidens bilindustri och vår planerade färdväg mot att bli en ledande elbilstillverkare. Ett besök i vår högeffektiva fabrik samt besök på Saabs bilmuseum ingår också i upplevelsen. För ytterligare information kontakta Nevs kundservice. Telefon: 0520-855 00 E-post: email@example.com
donderdag 28 november 2013
Finally! After this weekend the production of new Saabs starts again! In the first place Saab `ll build Saab saloons, I hope they add the convertible and estate soon.
donderdag 14 november 2013
NEVS management confirmed to SaabsUnited thursday evening, that the chain of suppliers to restart production is now ready to go! Per Svantesson, Purchase manager at NEVS told TTELA that gradual changes and improvements will be made until a facelift is ready to be rolled out. According to sources to SU this would happen sometime in the spring of 2014. Sources to SU say that production of cars would most likely start late november or early december, however there is no confirmation from NEVS on an actual date for the production start.
woensdag 18 september 2013
Today NEVS has presented their first produced Saab to a team of three reporters from SaabsUnited. This really is good Nevs for all Saab fans. Read more on this page of SaabsUnited or this page on the Saabism blog.
zaterdag 25 mei 2013
Gavin has made his "report" of our Saab meet from this week;
Just back from a memorable trip to Holland, the question is where do I begin? Went down to London on Sunday and spent time window shopping in Mayfair before going to St. James's Park to see the ducks and squirrels. It was a glorious evening and I did so enjoy being there. Dinner at my club, nice to have freshly starched linen and a good meal washed down with Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand! Then to Docklands and the Thistle Hotel, the less said about that the better, but it was handy for the airport! Monday dawned dark and miserable, not like the previous evening! EGLC was a joy, security quick and efficient and no check in, I was soon strapped into the leather seat of a City Jet F50. A nice but short flight and we were at Antwerp where the skipper brought the Fokker off the ILS to low cloud and poor visibility, way below the weather minima for the Cessna to come in and pick me up Rudy howe...ver had turned up in his classic Saab 95 and we were soon heading down the motorway for the Dutch border. A brave man that Rudy as he invited me to drive his lovely old car, I had to 'fess up' that I had not driven a manual for 10 years and had never driven on the right hand side of the road. Three modern Saabs overtook us honking madly and I thought they were saluting this old-timer, should have known better! I managed to cope with the driving and even negotiated a roundabout before getting to his shop (of which more later) for a much needed coffee to calm my nerves, we were soon off to the small airfield where he keeps his Cessna 150. We arrived at the grass airfield and I was amazed to see a huge collection of Saabs lined up outside the clubhouse for my visit, I was most impressed. Rudy had been in contact with his chums who turned out in big numbers, including the three cars I had seen earlier - there must have been upwards of 20! There was a great range of cars, estates, convertibles and even a 9-7X, a 4x4 SUV never officially imported into the UK. The weather improved somewhat and it was time to take to the air, it was nice being in a light aircraft once again although the visibility was still poor, we went over the coast and saw some of the long bridges that link the islands. On our return Rudy took some more friends flying while I inspected the Saab collection. It was soon time to get something to eat and Rudy had booked a table in a nice restaurant overlooking the sea at Vlissingen (Flushing to you Brits!) there must have been upwards of twelve people dining and a good time was had by all, I can recommend the cod! After dinner we went for a tour around the town, had to make the obligatory visit to the statute of Admiral Michael de Ruyter who was born in the town. I will not dwell on the Admirals naval successes during the Anglo Dutch wars, somewhat embarrassing for us Brits, so I will move swiftly on!! Having looked around Flushing we moved on to Middelburg, the capital of Zeeland and had a look at some of the fine architecture although much was damaged during the war. It was then time for me to be dropped off at a very nice B &B ready for Tuesday. Tuesday was another damp and miserable day, Robert came to pick me up in the classic 95 and we went to Rudy's kitchen design shop. This is a temple to the gastronomic art, full of Neff and Miele appliances. Rudy has sold a fridge to London and other equipment to Australia so distance is no object! I liked the integrated plate warmer and the built in steamer but the piece of kit I loved most was probably the cheapest, a self powered LED mixer tap which illuminated the flow of water blue when cold and changed it to red when hot, how cool is that!! Soon it was time to leave for the airport in Antwerp, Robert at the wheel of the 95 once again. We made good time till we reached the outskirts then got heavily snarled up along the ring road - at 2 in the afternoon??? Faulty navigation on my part and the need for the satnav to find itself again was more time lost, then disaster! Someone bumped into the back of the Saab denting the chrome bumper, not easy to replace! Robert soon sorted things out but more time was lost, we arrived at the airport 15 minutes before take off. At a larger airport I would gave missed the flight but the staff were brilliant and soon got me through security and onto the aircraft, amazingly I was not the last passenger! So ended a super visit, my thanks to Rudy for being such a kind host and for the flight in the Cessna, to his many friends for being so welcoming, to Robert for all his driving and finally to the staff at City Jet who were not in the least fazed by my late arrival at the airport, they could not have been kinder. To you all I say a big thank you!Pictures of the Saab meet of this week are collected on this page.