National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) has unveiled their new Saab 9-3 EV prototype.

National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) has unveiled their new Saab 9-3 EV prototype.

Based on the 9-3 Aero Sedan, the prototype has lithium-ion batteries and an electric motor that produces 140 PS (100 kW). This enables the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in ten seconds, hit a top speed of 120 km/h (74 mph) and travel up to 200 km (124 miles) on a single charge.

The batteries are mounted under the floor so interior and luggage space remains unchanged. This also gives the model a lower center of gravity as well as a 50/50 weight distribution.

According to Saab Vice President of Engineering and Product Development, Stig Nodin, “We are happy to present the result of NEVS engineering into a real Saab EV product. The Saab cars’ well-known performance and safety is maintained and we foresee a very good product for the market. When we developed the Saab 9-3 Aero Sedan Model Year 14, we focused on enhancing the driving experience, safety and quality. And the starting point for our development of the Electric Vehicle project was to maintain all the good attributes and characteristics."

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