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Saab will manufacture electric cars in 2014

9:52 PM Jack Freeman

Swedish automaker Saab . finally redeemed and will continue to engage in the production of cars. However, the new owner intends to concentrate on the production of electric cars. The first car in the modern history of the company will be based on a platform of 9-3 and will appear in 2014.

As reported by Automotive News citing of a receiver, the Sino-Swedish investment group National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB (NEVS), agreed to buy the bankrupt automaker. In a statement, the manager does not disclose details of the transaction and the amount for which the company acquired Saab and NEVS how to invest in the revival in the autobuild Trolhettene and organization of production electric vehicles. Earlier it was reported the purchase of Saab by NEVS, but no official statements have not been reported.


The company will begin a new activity in Trolhettene, where all production and future development will focus on electric vehicles, — said the manager.

It is also reported that the first car in the new company’s history, more electric, will be based on a platform of 9-3. In the sale of electric trolley must be received at the beginning of 2014, the company said NEVS. We will try to become a world leader in electric vehicles segment. China is not only the largest market for electric vehicles, but also a source of needed investment.

In addition the country has adequate infrastructure, — said the representative NEVS Mattias Bergman.

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Saab has been declared bankrupt late last year, just two years after the former owner of the brand, the Group General Motors, sold the company to the Dutch supercar manufacturer Spyker. Since then, the managers were looking for a buyer who would agree to buy the entire company or at least part of it. The preference, of course, was given to those who promised to save auto industry.

Director and principal owner of National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB is a Chinese businessman and a citizen of Sweden, Johan Kai Yang. The company itself owns located in Hong Kong holding company National Modern Energy Holdings (51%), which is developing alternative sources of energy for China, and Japanese investment fund Sun Investment (49%). Chairman of the Board NEVS is the former head of Volvo trucks Carl Erling Trogen, reports Reuters.

Production of Saab cars were actually stopped in March of last year. At that time, the automaker released a crossover sedan 9-5 and 9-4X. Record sales of machines of this brand have been recorded in 2006, when the company was able to realize 133 thousand cars.

In 2010, sales dropped to 31,700 copies. After 2011, the company did not report their results.

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