Saab has released new information about their first electric vehicle, the 9-3 ePower prototype. It features a 35.5 kWh lithium-ion battery and a 135 kW (184 PS / 181 hp) electric motor.

Saab has unveiled their first electric vehicle, the 9-3 ePower prototype.

Set to debut at the Paris Motor Show, the ePower features a 35.5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack and a 135 kW (184 PS / 181 hp) electric motor. This enables the wagon to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 8.5 seconds, hit a top speed of 150 km/h (93 mph), and travel up to 200 kilometers (124 miles) on a single charge. When the batteries are depleted, they can be recharged with a standard household outlet in less than six hours.

While the car won't go into mass production, a fleet of 70 ePowers will be "evaluated under a variety of real world driving conditions as part of the development process for a purpose-built, electric Saab vehicle."

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Saab 9-3 ePower Revealed - debuts in Paris