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When is a Saab Not a Saab?

Talks about naming rights break down between Chinese investors and Saab AB.

by on Feb.02, 2016

It may look like a Saab, but it's not a Saab. Talks between Swedish aerospace company and Nevs, the Chinese firm building EV versions of the 9-3, fell apart.

Saab is back … sort of.

Fans of the Swedish cars “born from jets” rejoiced in December when news broke that the defunct company was being resurrected by a a group of Chinese investors and renamed National Electric Vehicle Sweden, or Nevs, with the idea that they iconic vehicles would be remade into electric vehicles.

Global News!

However, lost in the hoopla was the fact that this new company didn’t have the rights to the name Saab, which is still held by Saab AB, the aerospace and defense company. According to Automotive News, the new company won’t be getting to use the name or logo either. (more…)

Saab Returns – Finally – as Electric Vehicle in China, Sweden

Nevs inks deal to produce 150,000 EVs by 2020.

by on Dec.18, 2015

Saab is returning with a 9-3-type sedan that will be a battery electric for China and Sweden.

Saab aficionados were disappointed when the company essentially went on hiatus a few years back after it was scooped up by a group of Chinese investors and renamed National Electric Vehicle Sweden, or Nevs, with the idea that they iconic vehicles would be remade into electric vehicles.

When it happened, the idea seemed a bit far-fetched; however, Nevs just signed a $12 billion deal to provide 150,000 9-3-style sedans for Panda New Energy Co, a vehicle leasing company that features green vehicles in its fleet.

The Last Word!

The vehicles should be delivered by the end of 2020 and the deal also calls for Nevs to provide an additional 100,000 other EVs and a variety of unnamed services. (more…)

Saab Electric Vehicle Debuts in Paris

Saab 9-3 ePower to be latest demo program in Sweden.

by on Sep.21, 2010

The question remains is there a mass market for EVs or just an endless series of demonstrations?

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

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“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…)