Stillborn NEVS Emily GT options in-wheel motors, Saab cues


A secret electrical sedan in improvement at NEVS has surfaced, the identical month the Swedish electric-vehicle startup introduced it was shutting down.

NEVS is the corporate that famously tried to avoid wasting Saab after it went bankrupt in 2011. After failing that, NEVS tried to make use of its personal title for a model of EVs packing the newest expertise and developed by lots of the identical folks that labored at Saab.

A type of EVs was a big sedan, revealed right here in prototype kind because the NEVS Emily GT. Improvement began in 2019 and was accomplished in solely 10 months.

In 2020, NEVS began documenting the Emily GT’s improvement with advertising and marketing firm Plint, which has now launched a few of the content material that was produced.

A part of the content material features a video that includes Koenigsegg CEO and founder Christan von Koenigsegg testing an Emily GT prototype. NEVS acquired a 20% stake in Koenigsegg in 2019, and the 2 firms deliberate to kind a three way partnership whose function was by no means revealed however thought to have been within the EV house.

The Emily GT wasn’t supposed for manufacturing. Its function was as a demonstrator for in-wheel electrical motor expertise from Protean, a British EV expertise firm acquired by NEVS in 2019.

The event was led by Peter Dahl, who began his profession at Saab in 1994 and joined NEVS after Saab’s chapter. Additionally concerned within the undertaking was former Saab designer Simon Padien, who was a part of the crew that labored on the final Saab 9-5, which can clarify why the Emily GT with its boxy greenhouse appears prefer it might be a religious successor to the 9-5.

Protean in-wheel electric motor

Protean in-wheel electrical motor

No specs have been launched by NEVS however the Emily GT is assumed to have been designed to assist a battery as massive as 175 kwh. Every of its 4 Protean in-wheel motors is considered rated at 120 hp, which might imply a mixed output of round 480 hp.

With every motor sitting within the house inside a wheel, supplying energy precisely the place and when the driving force requires, it means gearboxes, driveshafts and differentials are not obligatory, eliminating weight whereas additionally enhancing the effectivity of energy switch. As well as, every in-wheel motor might be managed solely independently, offering far higher management, efficiency and automobile dynamics than extra standard drive programs. U.S. EV startup Lordstown makes use of in-wheel motors on its Endurance electrical pickup truck.

Additional improvement of the Emily GT stopped in 2021 when NEVS guardian firm Evergrande Group bumped into monetary hassle with money owed of greater than $300 billion, linked primarily to its actual property enterprise in China. At the moment, with funding drying up, NEVS already started in search of a purchaser. Now NEVS has shut down and is in search of consumers for its belongings. The Emily GT is considered among the many belongings that NEVS has put up on the market.


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