- First zero emissions Saab - Based on the 9-3 Sportwagon - Range of 124 miles on one charge
Saab has unveiled its first attempt at an electric, zero emissions model at the Paris Motor Show. It's called the 9-3 e-Power and is based on the existing 9-3 Sportwagon.
The Swedish company reckons that it will have a greater range than any other emissions-free vehicle currently in the pipeline.
What's all the fuss about?
Saab is known for its turbocharged internal combustion engines, so an electric car marks a big shift from the norm. It's no slouch, either, as the 9-3 e-Power will hit 62mph in 8.5 seconds thanks to a 183bhp electric motor.
Full-scale production hasn't been confirmed just yet, but Saab will trial a fleet of 70 e-Powers in Sweden next year.
What makes it so green?
It may be Saab's first crack at a zero emissions electric car, but the 9-3 e-Power has, according to Saab, a greater range than any zero emissions car at 124 miles.
When next year's trials have finished, Saab will begin work on a high performance electric vehicle using the results from the tests.
Estimated release date: Trials begin in Sweden next year
Estimated cost: Production cars are likely to be dearer than existing models
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