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Saab Press: NEVS Shows 9-3 Electric Vehicle

Nevs’ Electric Vehicle Shown Today

Today Nevs presented the Saab 9-3 Electric Vehicle as designed and produced as part of a prototype series in Trollhättan.

The car is a modified Saab 9-3 Aero Sedan where the batteries are placed under the floor, keeping the full interior space as well as the luggage compartment intact. With that, the Saab 9-3 EV is just as practical as the Saab 9-3 Aero with gasoline engine.

The Saab 9-3’s famous driving-experience is of course preserved in the EV, helped by its low center of gravity and a 50/50 weight distribution.

“We are happy to present the result of Nevs engineering into a real Saab EV product. The Saab cars’ well-known performance and safety is maintained and we foresee a very good product for the market. When we developed the Saab 9-3 Aero Sedan Model Year 14, we focused on enhancing the driving experience, safety and quality. And the starting point for our development of the Electric Vehicle project was to maintain all the good attributes and characteristics”, said Stig Nodin, Vice President Engineering and Product Development.

The car shown in Trollhättan today is one from the first prototype series of cars and it was produced in the Trollhättan plant in May.

The car is equipped with lithium-ion batteries from Beijing National Battery Technology, a company within the Chinese group of green tech companies owned by Kai Johan Jiang’s company National Modern Energy Holdings Ltd.

In this phase of the development the performance of the prototype series are limited to:

The range for this prototype series of cars is approximately 200 km.

  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h, 0-60 mph 10 sec.
  • Maximum speed of 120 km/h.
  • Engine power 140 hp, 100 kW.
The prototype series have multiple reasons:
  • To enhance the understanding of EV’s in the complete company.
  • To serve as a reference for specification of coming production model(s).
  • To be used as a test bench for technical development.
  • To verify the manufacturing setup.

 
President's Letter - July/August 2014

Reprinted from Nines Magazine

There is still time to register for the 2014 Saab Owners Convention in Redmond, OR August 7 – 10. Peter Bäckström, Curator of the Saab Museum in Tröllhättan and Erik Carlsson are confirmed attendees and just a few of the featured guests that the organizers have planned for this year’s event.

Hotel information and registration details can be found online at SOC Website. There is also a mail-in registration form located in this issue of NINES on page 27.

Don’t forget to send in your ballot (also located in this issue of NINES on page 6) for the upcoming Board elections. We have several changes this year and look forward to planning more events and other activities that we are discussing internally to reach out to various local club and local events.

Just after the Convention, on August 24th, there will be the 15th Annual Swedish Car Day at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline, MA – this is a perennial favorite that draws attendees from all around New England, New York and into Pennsylvania.

Stay tuned for a few other SCNA sponsored events to be scheduled as we enter the fall months.

See everyone in Redmond in a few short weeks!

Daryle Powers
President, Saab Club of North America

 
Saab: Get the Low Down

Do you want to test your knowledge on Saab? If you think you can tell the difference between an Aero Convertible and the Talladega Auto Coupe then you’re probably on your way to becoming an expert. http://www.motorparks.co.uk/ has a great section on practically every vehicle the Saab has ever built from 1977 onwards. Head over to the Saab technical pages and discover a wealth of information. Data sheets cover over 1,200 different Saab models from the past 30 years. It’s the perfect spot to sharpen your knowledge on not only your most loved models, but vehicles you never even knew existed!

 
Newest Saab Service Provider: SAAB of North Olmsted

The Saab Club of North America would like to welcome our newest Saab Service Provider, SAAB of North Olmsted, in North Olmsted, OH. SAAB of North Olmsted is offering a 12% discount on parts and service when you present your Club Membership card at the time of service write up. The shop is an official Saab Service Center providing geniune Saab replacement parts and factory trained and experienced Saab technicians. Check out the Saab Service and Discount page for contact information, and thank SAAB of North Olmsted for their dedication to Saab Club members when you stop by!