SAAB News: NEVS Announces Two New Chinese Partners, Second Factory

NEVS is still having trouble restarting Saab, and although it did make a few cars, those neither signaled the start of production nor the promised switch to fully-electric vehicles.

Well, now, NEVS is announcing it has shacked up with two strategic partners from China, and it’s already announced plans to open a second production facility.

The plant will operate in the coastal Chinese city of Tianjin, as that’s the home of the first strategic partner, Tianjin Binhai Hi-tech industrial Development Area (THT). Second partner is the Beijing State Research Information Technology Co., Ltd. (SRIT).

The latter is a “a pioneering IT service provider owned by China’s Research Development Center of the State Council, and the telecommunications giant China Unicom.”

Lower down in the press blurb, they say “the first car that will be produced in the plant in Tianjin is an electric vehicle based on Nevs’ technology, followed by a diversified EV and portfolio of battery electric vehicles and EVs based on Nevs’ new developed vehicle architecture.”

We’ll believe it when we see it…

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  • Yihaaaa! Let’s hope we can say this.

  • dinn

    9-3 looks very outdated. They need new platform as soon as it possible.

  • commentsNYCguy

    What happened to the buy out from Mahindra & Mahindra? They actually know how to run a car company (or so it seems). This new Chinese partnership and focus on all electrics will never amount to much. I’d bet my brand new XC60 R-design on it. — Sadly, a previous Saab evangelist

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