The Chinese government has today approved NEVSí» application to
start production of electric vehicles in its manufacturing plant in Tianjin.
"I am very grateful for the approval
we now have received for the electric vehicle production license. It is an
extremely important milestone for NEVS, which is based on 70 years of Saab long
history. It means that we can take the next step to realize our vision - to
shape mobility for a more sustainable future," says Kai Johan Jiang, chairman of
The electric vehicle production license
approved by the Chinese National Development Reform Commission (NDRC) is
required in order to manufacture electric vehicles in China. NEVS is the first
joint venture company with investors from outside China that is granted a New
Energy Passenger Vehicle Project investment approval by NDRC.
NEVS' manufacturing plant in Tianjin is
under construction and planned to be up and running at the end of 2017, with
the capacity of 200 000 electric passenger vehicles yearly.
The electric car industry is growing
rapidly in China. NEVS plan is to develop a product portfolio of electric
vehicles and mobility services globally, with China as the first and most
demanding market for the coming years. The immediate plan is to deliver
150 000 9-3 Sedan electric vehicles to the partner Panda New Energy, a new
energy vehicle leasing company in China.
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NEVSí» vision is to shape mobility for a more sustainable
future. Core to this is a global portfolio of fully electric premium cars,
mobility solutions and sustainable city offerings.
NEVS was founded in 2012 and acquired the main assets of the
Saab Automobile bankruptcy estates. The company is owned by NME Holdings Ltd.,
Tianjin Bin Hai Hi-tech Industrial Development Area, (THT) and State Research
Information Technology Co., Ltd. (SRIT).
NEVSí» head office and main research and development
facilities are located in Trollh?ttan, Sweden. NEVSí» car production plant is
located in Trollh?ttan, with a second production plant and a R&D Centre
under construction in Tianjin, China, as well as a production plant in Longyan,