In the fall of 2020 will Saab factory in Trollhättan will start producing electric cars.
the Factory, which is located just 119 miles from Skagen in a straight line, is today owned by chinese Nevs - but the new electric vehicle will be either Swedish or chinese. It is instead developed by the German startup-company Sono and bears the name of Sion.
Sion has been underway since 2012 and will be Sono's first electric car. It is among other things become a reality through crowdfunding, and, according to the Sonos website has a button 9800 customers already ordered a copy.
the Agreement between Sono and Nevs means that they can get a car within the foreseeable future - but in the longer term, the two companies have no major plans. A total of 260.000 cars copies of Sion, to be built in Trollhätten over eight years, if it stands for Sono and Nevs.
It writes Sveriges Radio.
Sono Sion is a 4.5-meter-long electric car that will supposedly be able to run up to 250 kilometers on one charge and will cost around 190,000 euros. It differs, however, most of all from the other electric cars to be covered with the 248 solar cells.
On the first prototypes of the car was the solar panels is very eye-catching, but Sono has clearly worked to hide them a bit more on the final model.
According to the would-be automaker, they can provide up to 34 miles extra range on a sunny day. The solar cells can in other words not let the car battery up alone, but connects Sion to a charger, the battery can reach 80 percent capacity in 30 minutes.
the Decision to build the Sono Sion in Trollhättan is a success story for the once-proud bilby. Back in 2009 there were, according to The Local 3700 people are employed at the Saab-factory, and with the vehicle manufacturer's bankruptcy in 2011, the city lost an important site. However, now it is put up for new hires, says information manager at Nevs, Fredrik Fryklund.
- It's going to require new staff. There will be a few hundred new jobs in Trollhätten. It (the agreement-ed.) means, first and foremost, that the factory is taken into use again, he says to Swedish Radio.
Although Nevs took over the bankrupt estate of Saab back in 2012, is yet to come a great time in the assembly line in Trollhättan. Nevs has long been working on a powered version of the old Saab 9-3, but in december announced the manufacturer, to the car to begin with be assembled at a new factory in China.
by the same token, it emerged that the factory in Trollhättan will supply parts for the new car. In the longer term, however, it is also supposed that Nevs will build electric cars in the Swedish factory.
the assembly Line is here large enough to accommodate both the Sono and Nevs, says the head of information Frederik Fryklund.
- Now it is up to around 40,000 cars per year. The factory has a capacity of 200,000, so there is plenty of capacity for both the cars and Nevs own, says Fredrik Fryklund to the MFT.see.