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New Saab owners plan to make electric 9-3

New Saab owners National Electric Vehicle Sweden(NEVS) has revealed plans to make an electric version of the 9-3 using technology from Japan.

The plans for production at Saab's factory in Trollhaettan are unlikely to mean a rapid return to models appearing on UK roads. However, NEVS intends the model to go into production at the start of 2014 and is aiming to become “a leading manufacturer of electric vehicles”.

Saab went bankrupt in December last year after enduring a cashflow crisis since April 2011, which led it to shut down its production lines as it lacked funds for components.

Saab still has an established network of authorised repairers in the UK after the Swedish manufacturer’s GB division formed a new parts division from the ashes of its administration.

Saab GB’s administrators are also still pursuing assets held by former dealers in the UK but recently went back on its 14-day deadline to recover funds.

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