Saab is back, again. In the hands of NEVS(National Electric Vehicle Sweden) the owners, promised to start production of the 9-3 and turn it into an electric vehicle, and that is exactly what they are doing.
NEVS has started building the first models of the 9-3 EV. About 200 examples are being sent to Qingdao to be tested. The EVs have the batteries mounted down low for a low center of gravity and on a full charge the car will have a range of about 32 kilometres. Compared to other EV models on the market, the 9-3 EV doesn’t have a large range in the slightest. The Nissan Leaf can travel more than four times the distance and the Tesla Model S will travel 10 times farther.
Hopefully NEVS will be able to get ahold of a battery tech to create something that will make the car more desirable and will actually go a fair distance.