National Electric Vehicle Sweden


NEVS’ vision is to shape mobility for a more sustainable future. Core to this is a global portfolio of fully electric premium cars, mobility solutions and sustainable city offerings.

NEVS was founded in 2012 and acquired the main assets of the Saab Automobile bankruptcy estates. The company is owned by NME Holdings Ltd., Tianjin Bin Hai Hi-tech Industrial Development Area, (THT), and State Research Information Technology Co., Ltd. (SRIT).

NEVS’ head office and main research and development facilities are located in Trollhättan, Sweden. NEVS’ car production plant is located in Trollhättan, with a second production plant and a R&D Centre under construction in Tianjin, China, as well as a production plant in Fujian, China.

National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB builds on the Saab Automobile AB legacy of innovative power, quality, progressive design and a firm commitment to environmental and safety issues. Our aim is to be a front runner in the automotive industry, with focus on electric vehicles.

NEVS will be the trademark of the company’s products including the first electric vehicle based on the 9-3 platform with start in 2017. That means that NEVS will no longer use the Saab trademark.


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Research, development and manufacturing is a match between Swedish know-how in manufacturing and design and Japanese advanced technology. Research and development is conducted as a collaborative effort between Swedish, Japanese, and Chinese engineers.

Beijing National Battery Technology, a China based sister company of National Electric Vehicle Sweden, operates a manufacturing plant for electric vehicle batteries. These batteries are based on Japanese technology and have high energy density – currently rated at 146 Wh/kg.

The plant at Trollhättan is the main hub of National Electric Vehicle Sweden, including head office, research & development and manufacturing.

Owners and management

National Modern Energy Holdings Ltd. (NME Holdings Ltd.)
The 100% owner of National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB. NME Holdings Ltd. was founded in 2004 by main owner Kai Johan Jiang. The company is registered in the British Virgin Islands and managed from Hong Kong. NME Holdings is the majority owner of State Power Group, a Beijing based enterprise which has pioneered development of renewable, clean energy in China.

State Power Group
State Power Group is focused on alternative energy sources for China, based on highly efficient biofuel plants. The Group operates 30 biofuel power plants and is active as a technology developer in wind power, efficient energy storage, batteries for electric vehicles and biofuel boilers. The Group has approximately 8,200 employees.

Qingdao Qingbo Investment Co Ltd.
Through its investment company Qingdao Qingbo Investment Co, Ltd, the City of Qingdao has signed an agreement to acquire a 22 per cent share of NEVS. Qingdao Qingbo Investment Co Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of the City of Qingdao, dedicated to investments in environmentally sound enterprises. With a population of nine million, the City is a leading economic centre in the Shandong Province in Eastern China. The Port of Qingdao ranks as the seventh largest in the world.

The NEVS investment is an important step to secure the region's access to electric vehicles, and to build an industrial structure where the vehicle industry, including EVs, is key for the future. As production at the Trollhättan plant will reach capacity, a complementary manufacturing facility will gradually be established in Qingdao.

National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB
Saabvägen 5
SE-461 38 Trollhättan
Telephone: +46 (0) 520 850 00

Saab Automobile

saablogoSaab Automobile was a manufacturer of automobiles that was founded in Sweden in 1945 when its parent company, SAAB AB began a project to design a small automobile. The first production model, the Saab 92, was launched in 1949. In 1968 the parent company merged with Scania-Vabis, and ten years later the Saab 900 was launched, in time becoming Saab's best-selling model. In the mid-1980s the newer Saab 9000 model also appeared.

In 1989, the automobile division of Saab-Scania was restructured into an independent company, Saab Automobile AB. The American manufacturer General Motors took 50% ownership with an investment of US$600 million, and then in 2000, exercised its option to acquire the remaining 50% for a further US$125 million; so turning Saab Automobile into a wholly owned GM subsidiary. In 2010 GM sold Saab Automobile AB to the Dutch automobile manufacturer Spyker Cars

On June 13, 2012, Saab was sold to National Electric Vehicle Sweden, it was announced that a newly formed company called National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) had bought Saab Automobile's bankrupt estate. On June 21, 2016, NEVS announced they will no longer use the Saab trademark.

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