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June 1, 2017

NEVS launches city mobility pilot program in Tianjin

Swedish-based mobility company NEVS is launching a city mobility pilot program with support from Tianjin Binhai Hi-tech Industrial Development Area (THT).

By David Leggett

Swedish-based mobility company NEVS is launching a city mobility pilot program with support from Tianjin Binhai Hi-tech Industrial Development Area (THT).

The program offers car-sharing and ride hailing solutions in Tianjin city, a connurbation with some 15m inhabitants. The users will get access to all NEVS 9-3 EV series. With this green technology collaboration, the ambition is to pave the way for a new type of mobility solutions for modern and sustainable cities.

NEVS will provide both electric vehicles and mobility services in this program with the new 9-3 electric vehicles.

THT, where NEVS joint venture factory and R&D are located, is one of the first Chinese national Hi-tech industrial parks. In recent years, by attracting the innovative forerunners, leading projects and international brands, THT has established itself as a role model for the high-end industrial clusters, becoming an important base for domestic science and technology development.

“We are excited by this great opportunity to develop smart, sustainable mobility solutions together with a progressive city as Tianjin, and develop them in full scale with real people in real life situations, with the vision to create a future integrated urban mobility solution”, says Mattias Bergman, president at NEVS.

To extend the EV product portfolio for future mobility programs and fulfil the increasing demand for SUVs from the Chinese market, NEVS now also launches a brand new model: NEVS 9-3X SUV.

On 7-9 June, NEVS will display a concept of the new 9-3 series and visualise more of its future vision at CES Asia in Shanghai.

Features claimed by NEVS for its new 9-3 series:

  • “The new NEVS 9-3 series offer a high level of smart technology to enhance the in-car experience, such as WiFi hotspot, over-the-air software updates and battery management by smart-phone.”
  • “The new NEVS 9-3 series also offers a world-class filter of cabin air, “Always Clean Air Cabin” (ACAC), with a filter efficiency up to 99%. It takes less than a minute to reduce the hazardous particle levels for PM 2.5 from 500 to 50 µg/m3.”
  • “The new NEVS 9-3 series are based on more than 70 years of Saab Automobile engineering experience. This is mirrored by the outstanding driving and riding experience through low centre of gravity with smart suspension geometry and tuning.”
  • “The Swedish heritage shown in both design, high safety and quality standards.”
  • “The new NEVS 9-3 series has already passed through rigorous comfort, ride and handling testing and will be launched to the market during 2018.”
  • “There are already more than 150,000 9-3 vehicles ordered, from different Chinese companies” [That is an ambitious sounding volume target – ed]
  • “The fleet-management portal makes it possible to track and diagnose cars on the road in distance, which will significantly enhance both the drivers’ and passengers’ safety and health.”
  • “300 km range”
  • “Prepared for mobility services:
    • Digital Car-key in smart-phone App
    • Fleet-Management Portal
    • Vehicle-control by smart-phone
    • The new NEVS 9-3 series EVs will be built in NEVS’ China factories.”

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