A new beginning…

Earlier today, a press release went out confirming my next professional role to lead the Mobility Services and Customer Journeys efforts for NEVS. A super exciting step in a world that is undergoing massive change and an industry that is

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“Ur-EV-SAAB” returns to Trollhättan as newest generation approaches production phase

Some 42 years ago, the first SAAB Electric Vehicle saw the light of day in Trollhättan. Developed by then SAAB-Scania, the prototype for the Swedish National Postal Service was ahead of its time in many ways. Today, the car returned

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“Ur-EV-SAAB” to return to Trollhättan, new visual identity coming

On the same day NEVS launched a new landing page on their website www.saabcars.com, a press release was issued announcing a press viewing of the first SAAB EV, developed in 1974. The car was recently shown to the public in

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National Electric Vehicle Sweden

NEVS Phoenix 3.x-based EV’s ready in 2018

NEVS in Trollhättan received a delegation this weekend from their largest customer to date: Panda New Energy. Its owner and chairman Chao Ma visited the SAAB Museum and took part in several meetings at the Stallbacka factory.  The company confirmed

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NEVS receives €850M order for 20,000 EV’s

Only a few weeks after the announcement of the major order for 150,000 Saab 9-3 based EV’s by Panda New Energy, NEVS now confirms to have received another significant order. Chinese company Huateng will receive 20,000 electric vehicles (EV’s) from

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CEO of Panda New Energy speaks out

Only four days remaining until the new year 2016 arrives… At least, if you live in a part of the world that uses the Gregorian calendar… In China, the start of their new year will be on “our” 8th of

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NEVS SAAB

NEVS sells 150,000 9-3 EV’s and services

Last week NEVS shared key elements of their new business plan. A new line-up of five EV’s, with the first SAAB 9-3 based EV hitting the Chinese and Swedish markets in 2017, to be followed by the international launch of

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The importance of always driving SAAB

In about two weeks from today, the movie ”En man som heter Ove” will hit the cinemas in Sweden. It is the screen adaptation of Fredrick Backman’s novel “A man called Ove”, a book that has been translated in multiple

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First NEVS EV in 2017, 4 new models coming 2018

The fact that NEVS has been very active since they exited reorganisation and became debt-free earlier this year can hardly be called a secret anymore. News about new partnerships, additional shareholders, a new factory, added board members and aggressive recruiting

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Phoenix in Holland: the first SAAB EV

A top speed of 70 km/h and a range of 65 km. The first 100% electric SAABs rolled off the manufacturing belt in 1974 at a cost of SEK 14 million. Only one of the six prototypes built is still

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Back to the future: SAAB Car Museum celebrates 40 years of SAAB history

On Saturday 24 October, the SAAB Car Museum in Trollhättan turns 40. Back in 1975, at the initiative of SAAB-Scania’s head of external relations Albert Trommer, a small exhibition in the basement of the SAAB-ANA dealership opened its doors. The

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The NEVS masterplan for SAAB

“The only thing that is different is everything”- that’s the way I would summarize what happened when newly formed National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) acquired the main assets of SAAB Automobile AB in June 2012.  A tiny company taking over

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Die 9-3 Prototypen 2015

Turkey to license SAAB 9-3 technology from NEVS

Following announcements from earlier this week, NEVS yesterday confirmed to have signed a new partnership with TÜBITAK, the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey. This cooperation includes licensing SAAB 9-3 technology and the provision of expertise in several areas.

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Introducing: The SAAB 9-3 Cabriolet MY14

When the first 900 Cabriolet was introduced in 1986, SAAB really turned the market for convertibles upside down. While many other luxury brands tried and produced their own as well with varying progress, SAAB’s 900 and 9-3 Cabriolets were a

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Art Meets Art In Brussels

Late summer seems to be a great time for 9-5NG meetings! Only a week or so ago we covered a 9-5NG meeting in lovely Lidköping, Sweden, and now we received a submission from Saabblog.net reader Jurgen Lahey who attended a

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