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Saab to restart production today


Carmaker Saab aims to restart production of its cars in Sweden today, two years after it went bankrupt.

Saab was bought in August last year by a Chinese-Swedish investment group, National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), which wants to revive the brand with a focus on electric cars.

NEVS will restart production of Saab's 9-3 compact executive car at the Trollhattan factory in Sweden, initially making petrol-engined models but later launching an electric-powered version, reports the BBC.

The majority of electric versions of the 9-3 will be destined for the Chinese market. The chassis will be produced in Sweden and the batteries will be fitted in China.

NEVS is also hoping to adapt Saab's Phoenix concept (see image 2) into a model it can use for future electric vehicles.

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