The car that is produced is a high-spec Saab 9-3 Aero Sedan with a 220 hp 2.0-liter turbo, a previously recognized high-performance engine of the Saab cars.
To ensure our high quality and the supply chain functions, the production rate will be very modest, about ten cars a week initially, and then gradually the pace will be increased to meet customers’ demand.
The company said a small number of vehicles will be sold directly to Swedish customers via its web site starting next week.
Sales in Sweden, via NEVS’ website, will start on Tuesday, December 10. The price is 279 000 SEK (US$42,500) with manual transmission and 289 000 (US$44,000) with automatic transmission. Additional specifications purchase and delivery conditions are presented when the sale starts.
The electric car based on the Saab 9-3 will be launched in spring 2014, with China as the first market.
NEVS’ partner and part owner Qingdao has initially placed an order for a pilot fleet of 200 electric cars with delivery starting in spring 2014.