PHOTO CAPTION: Purportedly leaked image of Saab 9-3.

Saab's New Owners Reported Reopening Trollhattan Plant

National Electric Vehicle Sweden acquired the assets of Saab Automobile in 2012, pledging to produce an electric car, but speculation is they will resume with a gas-powered model first.

Published: 18-Aug-2013

New Saab owner National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) has reportedly re-opened the former Swedish brand’s Trollhattan factory that shut its gates in April 2011 prior to the company filing for bankruptcy later that year.

According to a report by Swedish publication Aftonbladet, NEVS – a consortium comprising a Chinese renewable-energy powerplant builder and a Japanese investment firm – has 180 employees at the plant working on test manufacturing.

With the company’s relaunched Saab 9-3-based vehicle long planned to go on sale by 2014, the report says production of the model is to commence next month.


Saab Phoenix concept car.

The new Saab electric car will be aimed at the Chinese market.

Saab 9-3 ePower concept electric car

First electric model believed to be 9-3, which would be powered by ePower system being developed in Japan.


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