National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) has released the first pictures and details of the new Saab 9-3 EV Prototype. The vehicle in question is based on the petrol-powered 9-3 Aero Sedan which was rolled out last year.
Saab 9-3 EV Prototype comes equipped with lithium-ion batteries produced by Chinese company Beijing National Battery Technology and boasts a 100 KW electric motor that is capable of producing 140 horsepower. It does the 0-100 km/h (62 mph) sprint in 10 seconds before topping out at 120 km/h (74 mph).
The emission-free sedan is able to reach a 200 km (124 miles) range on a single charge. Drive will go to the front wheels only.
Saab 9-3 EV Prototype has the lithium-ion battery pack placed under the cabin floor which keeps the vehicle’s centre of gravity low and gives a 50/50 weight distribution. It also leaves the interior space and the luggage compartment intact.
Saab 9-3 EV Prototype is expected to be used as a reference for upcoming production models.