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Etteplan supporting NEVS in the development of a new electric car

Press release - Published: 08.04.2013 - 11:00:00
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-The demand for Etteplan’s unique climate and battery technology expertise is growing with stricter environmental regulations

Etteplan, specialists in industrial equipment engineering and technical product information solutions, and National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), have started cooperation to develop an advanced climate system and battery solution for NEVS’ first electric car. NEVS, based in Trollhättan, Sweden, has taken over the operations of former SAAB and will focus on the development of electric vehicles.

NEVS has commissioned Etteplan to support in the design of an advanced climate system and of the battery solution. The entire A/C system including cooling of the battery pack will also be simulated, tested and verified in Etteplans HVAC test rig at the company’s Test Center in Gothenburg,

“The goal of National Electric Vehicle Sweden is to be a forerunner of the automotive industry in environmental and safety issues. Etteplan has a unique mix of competencies including the climate and battery technology expertise as well the presence in China to support NEVS achieve this goal. We are also proud and happy to contribute to the positive economic development that takes place within the automotive industry in the region”, says Yanick Meunier, Director South & West, Sweden.

For additional information, please contact:

Yanick MeunierDirector South & West, SwedenEtteplanTel. +46 708-814 855 Outi-Maria LiedesSVP, Communications & Operational DevelopmentEtteplanTel. +358 40 756 9620

Etteplan in brief

Etteplan provides engineering services and technical product information solutions to the world’s leading companies in the manufacturing industry. Our services are geared to improve the competitiveness of our customers’ products and engineering processes throughout the product life cycle. The results of Etteplan’s innovative engineering can be seen in numerous industrial solutions and everyday products. 

In 2012, Etteplan had turnover of EUR 134.5 million. The company has about 1,800 professionals in Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands and China. Etteplan's shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd under the ETT1V ticker.

www.etteplan.com

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