Greetings from Trollhattan. I'm Emily, but I'm not a Saab.
What’s Swedish for “never give up”? Saab, apparently.
The fondly-remembered car company formerly called just that — and now named NEVS — is only a shell, employing just a limited crew in the land of trolls. But it’s got something to sell, and that something seems like it's really something.
It’s called Emily.
The Emily GT exists as six prototype electric cars, according to NEVS, with a combined horsepower rating (per car) of 484 powered by an enormous 175-kilowatt lithium-ion battery that’s good for 600 miles of range.
In development almost since Saab's demise — the company, once owned by General Motors, was closed down in 2010 — the Emily is a very real product and needs a real sponsor, according to NEVS CEO Nina Selander, speaking to Carup.
“It is for sale, it is also a joy to be able to show it. It should be allowed to live on, it’s too nice, too good and too modern a car for nothing to come of it. Interested parties are welcome,” she said.
Photos of the car show a modern, forward-thrust profile with handsome lines, a look similar to the last Saab 9-5 and Volvo’s S60 (must be a Swedish thing) and a fashionable, sci-fi-ish interior.
A hopeful engineer on the project estimates that the car is less than two years away from some kind of series production, but according to the modest NEVS website, the company is currently in “hibernation” even as it continues to solicit buyers for the Emilys.
Said Peter Dahl, the Emily project manager, “Many have asked us what we have been doing for 10 years. We have developed 13 different car projects, this is one of them.”
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