National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB (Nevs) builds on the Saab legacy of innovative power, quality, progressive design and a firm commitment to environmental and safety issues. Our aim is to be a front-runner in the automotive industry, with focus on electric vehicles.
Car buyers today can choose between different propellants with the majority opting for non-renewable, fossil fuels. This is natural, since the alternatives are few, still considered expensive and volumes are low. However, with the environmental challenges we face today and the dwindling supply of oil, market conditions are changing.
This is a market change we intend to leverage. Our vision is to shape mobility for a more sustainable future.
Electric vehicles charged with green electricity are the passion and purpose that drove our main owner, Mr Kai Johan Jiang, to found National Electric Vehicle Sweden and buy the assets in the Saab Automobile bankruptcy estates.
We will create solutions for a more sustainable automobile experience through our own research and development resources combined with external research and engineering excellence. We are dedicated to offering an exceptional Saab experience in our vehicles.
Sweden and the Swedish market is our home and our headquarters are in Trollhättan, where we design and manufacture our vehicles. It is also the centre of our research and development efforts. Within the international group of companies we belong to, there exists today a world leading company within the green energy sector based on biomass, as well as companies within the manufacturing and sales of batteries for electric vehicles in China. Research in the battery technology sector with the focus on future solutions for electrified propulsion and new light materials based on nano and graphen technology is jointly conducted in Sweden, China and Japan.
We will launch our electric vehicle in China during 2014. Today, China is the market with the most ambitious plans for changing its vehicle fleet into electric vehicles. This includes the development of infrastructure to facilitate the charging of these vehicles.
For years to come, electric vehicles and vehicles with conventional engines will co-exist in the market. Even if most people could satisfy their transportation needs, based on driving profile and geography and with an electric vehicle today, everyone is not yet prepared to take that step.
The production of Saab 9-3 Aero Sedan with a petrol engine has started.
The production rate in the factory will start at a very modest pace to ensure product quality and to make sure the supply chain functions. We offer the first production series of Saab 9-3 Aero Sedan cars to customers in Sweden and China. Over time we will develop our customer base to expand beyond China and Sweden and enter markets where it makes sound business sense to do so.
Over many years, the distinctive attributes and fun-to-drive spirit of the Saab cars have created a customer base that is one of the industry’s most satisfied and loyal. We want to give our customers a first class and engaging customer experience. To do this, we offer them the opportunity to come to the heart of the Saab brand in Trollhättan to take delivery of their vehicles. While doing so, they can also visit our highly efficient factory with experienced and competent workers and the Saab Car Museum where they can get a flavour of the heritage of our brand and vehicles.
To ensure a solid ownership experience we offer service and parts distribution through our partnership with Orio AB (formerly known as Saab Automobile Parts AB).
We build on our Swedish heritage; our products carry with them our Scandinavian design tradition, where form follows function and the high-tech innovative solutions that make them such fun-to-drive cars.
We are proud to be able to start this journey with our customers only 458 days after the acquisition. Together we will develop the strength of the Saab brand, taking it into a future where we intend to make a difference.