At long last, National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB (NEVS) has kicked off production of its all-electric 9-3 sedan at its manufacturing plant in Tianjin, China. Yes, you’re looking at Saab, but as NEVS has been denied the rights to the name and griffin logo, it is officially known as the NEVS 9-3.

The company didn’t reveal full specifications of the 9-3, but it had previously stated an all-electric range of up to 300 km. Other features include remote monitoring and control via smartphone and a digital car key with a smartphone app.

There’s also the Always Clean Air Cabin (ACAC) filtration system, which not only offers a filter efficiency up to 99%, but can also reduce the hazardous particle levels for PM 2.5 from 500 to 50 µg/m3 in less than a minute. This is particularly useful in light of China’s smog problem.

Initially, annual product capacity is set at 50,000 electric vehicles (phase one), but once the plant is operating at full capacity, the figure will increase to 220,000 units (phase two).

According to NEVS, the company is currently working on three generations of electric vehicles, where the second and third generations will be developed closely with DiDi Chuxing, billed as the “world’s leading one-stop diversified mobility platform.” NEVS will provide DiDi with “cost-effective high-end EVs.”

It was previously reported four new all-electric vehicles will join the fray in 2018, built on a new Phoenix platform. These include a “sporty urban SUV” (compact SUV), an “urban adventurer” (mid-sized crossover), a “distinctive family SUV” (mid-sized SUV) and an “active all-rounder” (mid-sized “fastback”).

Other projects include a joint venture – Global New Energy Vehicle Service Company Limited (GNEVS) – involving DiDi, Global Energy Interconnection Corporation (GEIDCO) and NEVS. The goal is to provide services and infrastructure to the increasing mobility on demand electric vehicles.