The NEVS 9-3

The NEVS 9-3

NEVS AB and DiDi Chuxing, a Chinese ride-share company, have formed a strategic partnership and finalised a number of steps towards what is described as 'an extensive cooperation'. 

The formal signing took place in Trollhättan, in presence of among others the Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven. 

"I am very happy to announce this agreement today. Now we have a platform and the right partner to realise a fantastic journey to make our vision come true," said Stefan Tilk, president and CEO at NEVS.

One of the common goals is to develop an electric vehicle, fully optimised for the mobility services that DiDi is offering, and also initiating a path towards a self-driving and on-demand mobility future. 

"With DiDi actively taking part in the design and development phase, we will make sure that the vehicles will be fully adapted for the needs of our customer," says Stefan Tilk.

The first vehicle used in this cooperation will be the NEVS 9-3.

DiDi recently predicted that there will be more than one million electric vehicles operated on the DiDi platform in 2020.

The cooperation goes well in line with the two companies´ view on green society and mobility solutions for the future. 

"NEVS have many years of solid innovation experience, based on the Saab heritage. We now combine this with the knowledge and the progressive mindset from an outstanding company like DiDi. It´s a perfect match that the whole ecosystem will benefit from," says Kai Johan Jiang, chairman and main owner of NEVS.

"Ever since NEVS was established, we have been working hard to realise this important milestone in the automotive history," he added.

In the summer, NEVS said it is launching a city mobility pilot program with support from Tianjin Binhai Hi-tech Industrial Development Area (THT).

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