Saab Automobile is taking its first step toward developing an all-electric vehicle and plans to show off an experimental Saab 9-3 ePower at the Paris Auto Show at the end of the month.
While Saab has been independent for a short time, what’s scheduled to be unveiled in Paris is a prototype for a test fleet of 70 vehicles which will participate in extensive field trials in Sweden early next year, Saab officials said.
Jan Ake Jonsson, Saab Automobile’s CEO, said, “By 2015, annual global sales of electric vehicles are expected to reach 500,000 units and Saab is determined to be represented in this important, growing segment
“The 9-3 ePower program is our first step towards developing a potential production vehicle that will deliver the sort of advanced performance our customers expect,” Jonsson said. (more…)