Building the first prototypes of the Saab 9-3 ePower

26/05/2011
Despite the serious difficulties currently faced by Saab, the brand offers us a tour of the factory where the Saab 9-3 ePower are currently assembled by hand, sign that the projects and developments of the company are not down.

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Presented last September at the Paris Auto Show the car is the result of the partnership Boston Power for the battery pack and Electro Engine for the battery management system, these first units will be tested in the coming months, before the arrival of a bigger fleet later this year.

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Built in Sweden, and based on the 9-3 SportCombi wagon, this electric car has a 183hp engine which allows it to do the 0 to 100kph in 8.5 seconds, top speed is limited to 150kph.

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Equipped with a 35,5kWh Lithium Ion battery placed in the floor and between the rear seats, it offers a 200km range.

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Electroengine was already known for having converted a Volvo C70 convertible into a 400hp beast with four wheels and a Saab 9-3 Aero.

Via Saab
Par Technologic Vehicles
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