The new NEVS CI is on place

Back in September people in Trollhättan woke up and saw this.

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This was caused by the deny from Scania to allow NEVS to use the Griffin symbol.

Many saw this as the beginning of the end, but it was not. It was more like a starting point, something like a ground zero for NEVS.

NEVS aren’t moving fast enough for many Saab fans, but at least they are steadily moving forward, and they won’t stop till they reach their goals.

Yesterday people in Trollhättan were witness of this steady movement as all the external symbols have been updated to the new CI.

NEVS1

NEVS21

I like what I see, and it increases my faith in NEVS.

Thanks to saabblog.net for the pictures.

Piotr
Member
3 years 6 months ago

simply and beautiful. That’s what I like! Nice to see re-borning of SAAB factory.

TonymacUK
Member
3 years 6 months ago

So do I,but I do wish the new SAAB logo had been used instead of that very “nationalised company” sounding name shown so boldly.

Angelo V.
Member
3 years 6 months ago

You couldn’t be more right. That’s the very first thing I thought of. Why not put SAAB branding in the empty circle (Their new logo) and then typeset the communist sounding full company name below it, in VERY small letters, where the SAAB lettering is now? Would that have broken the piggy bank?

gustaf
Member
3 years 6 months ago

Indeed and while at it, fix the typo: NEVS as in National Environmental Vehicle Sweden. That is, if they really need to keep it at all.

RS
Member
3 years 6 months ago

+1. Lets hope at some point this whole thing will become more about SAAB cars and less about the holding company with a name that sounds like something the Chinese national congress brainstormed at the vending machine.
They better have one hell of a product to introduce the world in a few years time…

Angelo V.
Member
3 years 6 months ago

That’s really funny. Made my day. I have a mental picture of these bozos at a vending machine—-one slapping the other and saying “You should have had a V8” (in Mandarin of course). “You should have had a 4 with a turbo.” “You should have had a silky smooth 6 cyclinder.” Then they look at each other and say: “Why the hell did we decide on electric—-Mattel has that market cornered.”

Baver
Member
3 years 6 months ago

Agreed.

tcastaldi
Member
3 years 6 months ago

Not bad, I wish NEVS had tried a little harder with the new SAAB logo. A gray ‘SAAB’ logo isn’t really what I expected.

JH
Member
3 years 6 months ago

Looks good, but I’d prefer if the company name was “Saab Cars AB” instead of “National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB”. Then there would only be one name to communicate to potential customers and less confusion.

TonymacUK
Member
3 years 6 months ago

Hi JH. My earlier post; “So do I,but I do wish the new SAAB logo had been used instead of that very “nationalised company” sounding name shown so boldly.” and see Angel V`s response.

Angelo V.
Member
3 years 6 months ago
“NEVS aren’t moving fast enough for many Saab fans, but at least they are steadily moving forward, and they won’t stop till they reach their goals.” I’ve tried, from a business point of view, to explain the paradox of that way of thinking previously. Let me try again, and keep it very simple: Moving too slow—-even if it’s steady—-will prevent them from reaching their goals. If their goal is to sell a respectable number of cars in most of the markets where Saab did business previously, they need to move faster and be more coummunicative with potential future buyers, NOW.… Read more »
Ronnie_Rad
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3 years 6 months ago
I couldn’t agree more. They should have open communication with their potential customers. They should have teamed up with Saab Parts from the GET GO. Why did it take so long for them to contact Saab Parts regarding dealers????? I would have had an agreement together immediately upon buying the company as a condition from the Swedish Government. In addition, some general communication would be nice from time to time! Fix the website! Do SOMETHING to show presence in your old markets (particularly Europe, Australia, and North America). Go to the autoshows (particularly Geneva, NAIAS, NY, Frankfurt, and Beijing). C’mon… Read more »
Baver
Member
3 years 6 months ago

They don’t really care about the West, that’s why. A few token gestures here and there, but I’m losing interest. Time to enjoy my current car and move on. I am happy that they are employing some people in Trollhättan though.

Baver
Member
3 years 6 months ago

Maybe some day I can actually get a HUD windshield, too! 😛

Henrik B.
Member
3 years 6 months ago

Angelo.

I believe that you couldn’t be more wrong!
I think that NEVS is doing the exact right thing, given the curcumstances!

Cheers!

Angelo V.
Member
3 years 6 months ago

Well, I hope you’re right. I don’t see it—-but I hope you’re right. The circumstances—-are actually what makes me think NEVS is doing exactly the wrong thing. They need to hustle twice as strong and twice as fast to dig out of this hole—-because of the circumstances—-and they’re loafing.

Angelo V.
Member
3 years 6 months ago

The latest news on NEVS’ website is from January 14. That’s slow. Not sure how steady it is, but it’s slow. That’s over 2 months ago, right?

TonymacUK
Member
3 years 6 months ago

Your arithmetic is correct as are your earlier comments re the market. Everyone, manufacturers and customers, are moving on. Whatever the new SAAB is, it had better be damned good and affordable – and soon!

gustaf
Member
3 years 6 months ago

Latest whispers I heard was diesel to Europe, gas to China. If that is the case, my condolences. I think everyone by now know that diesel is in fact a nox monster especially in the Swedish cold weather with the extra heater running all the way to the office. No wonder they are forbidden in several cities.

Angelo V.
Member
3 years 6 months ago

We’ll take the diesel here in the U.S.A. Gustaf.

baas900i
Member
3 years 6 months ago

how long did bmw take to restart mini? took the time needed and have done ok since….

Simply9-5
Member
3 years 6 months ago

But Mini was also sheltered by BMW, especially with through the BMW dealership network and large funds of the parent company. There’s also the thought that the tiny niche’ Mini cars were seemingly easier to grab the attention of the public because of their iconic size, cost, and characteristics.

I wouldn’t think that Saab would have it as easy, especially if they push the “electric” angle too far and possibly ignore the greater West (North America and Europe) in favor of China. I’m not even going to bring up the notion that could go along with Chinese parted Saabs.

cakewalker
Member
3 years 6 months ago

MINI isn’t really a relevantcomparison – BMW didn’t inheritit from a defunct company. MG since 2005 is a closermatch.

TonymacUK
Member
3 years 6 months ago

And MG have sold only about 800 cars in the last year – and there is still a fairly strong following for the marque, but most have moved on.

Angelo V.
Member
3 years 6 months ago
Poor analogy. This situation is totally different. If the idea was to restart Studebaker or DeSoto, sure, take all the time you want and need—-continuity hardly matters. There is no continuity possible. I don’t think continuity was relevant with Mini either. With Saab? Continuity is practically EVERYTHING and this team is blowing it, big time. It really makes me wonder how smart they are. Tim says they’re “smart.” That can mean a lot of things—-smart engineers maybe, smart financial people maybe—–smart at running a business—-perhaps. Smart at restarting a bankrupt car company? It doesn’t look that way. It doesn’t look… Read more »
Baver
Member
3 years 6 months ago

Tell ’em, Angelo!

Carlo A
Member
3 years 6 months ago

Angelo, not being polemic here … but I do not understand the points you are making?

Is is that NEVS are being too slow in the re-start?

Is it that NEVS do not communicate with the community enough?

Angelo V.
Member
3 years 6 months ago

Primarily, it’s that they do not communicate with the public enough. It’s 2013 and websites are of enormous importance to commerce. Have you been to their website? It’s embarrassing. I know that restarting production isn’t something that can be done quickly—-but discussing their plans and having a sharp, colorful, engaging website? Not only is it relatively easy, but it’s vital. It just makes it seem as though this group is floundering around.

phermansson
Member
3 years 6 months ago

Angelo, thats why you have SaabsUnited to keep you up to date 😉

Angelo V.
Member
3 years 6 months ago

Very true Tim, but very sad that your website has to do the heavy lifting for NEVS.

mtario
Member
3 years 6 months ago

I totally agree with you Angelo.
-Michel

Simply9-5
Member
3 years 6 months ago

No news on their website, no job postings, no words at all. Then again, that certainly speaks louder than words, doesn’t it?

JasonPowell
Member
3 years 6 months ago

Not sure what you’re getting at here, a week ago there were another 4-5 postings and it has been pretty steady that way, filling positions when the time is right. They also had a team at Geneva who were in a bunch of meetings, pretty sure they weren’t shoe shopping. No we haven’t seen the huge hiring of the production line teams but why would we until they are ready with supplies to actually build a car? To me it seems obvious that they are getting ready to make some noise.

Angelo V.
Member
3 years 6 months ago

Yeah, Jason, here’s the problem: By the time they make that noise, it’ll be an echo chamber. They could make all the noise they want, and their world will be so empty, echos will be all that they hear in response. That, or crickets. It’s time for them to start talking—-cat’s got their tongue? Which cat? Did the Jaguar or Peugeot lion rip their tongue out?

fanofsaab
Member
3 years 6 months ago

It’s already an echo chamber and continuity is non issue, Angelo. The overwhelming majority believe Saab is dead and have moved on. Psychologically, consumers have experienced Kubler Ross’s stages of grief and even most Saab diehards have come out w/ new identity owning different brands. NEVS’ challenge to to now one of conquest and reclaimation, not retention. I say to them, take your time and get it right.

Jeff
Member
3 years 6 months ago

You could not be more right.

Angelo V.
Member
3 years 6 months ago
“Take your time and do it right” might be fine for their product pipeline—-but what good is the name Saab if they don’t keep it in front of future buyers? Why even have the name? Why not start fresh, with a new name? Seriously—-we love Saab here, but there’s also enormous baggage with it, based on instability/bankruptcy—-decades of teetering—-so start with a clean sheet of paper, new name, new ideas. But if you’re going to keep Saab and benefit from it—-they are doing everything precisely the wrong way—-comical errors in how they’re handling things from that standpoint—-amateurish doesn’t begin to… Read more »
fanofsaab
Member
3 years 6 months ago

I think many believe the Saab name has value, despite the history. Though I’m also not quite sure what NEVS plans to do. I can say if they build the right car at the right price for the right people, they’ll succeed. The only question is whether using the Saab name will help or hurt. It’s that simple and not easy to know.

Baver
Member
3 years 6 months ago

Don’t they still need an actual President? They have three empty “heads” on the NEVS website.

Angelo V.
Member
3 years 6 months ago

LOL.

wfg
Member
3 years 6 months ago

I love to see it and I gain faith in NEVS. This says more than 1000 press releases and together with the impressive number of vacant positions, I am very positive that NEVS truly moves on and is not even that slow than it superficially appears.

Regarding the speed, let me be pragmatic. I just purchased a nearly unused 2011 MX 9-3 2.0T XWD and can’t afford a new car until 2015 anyway. So its fine with me if the new Saabs are available 2014/2015 😉 .

saabdog
Member
3 years 6 months ago

I truly don’t know what to say…just don’t like the “electric vehicle” terminology. Why oh why can’t Saab just produce a car that I want with a turbo charged internal combustion engine? I DO NOT WANT or NEED an electric car. Saab, please don’t abandon me! Please!

Angelo V.
Member
3 years 6 months ago

They’re not talking, these brilliant minds at NEVS. And Saabdog, that points to the fact that they’re not listening either. They’re muted.

scand
Member
3 years 6 months ago

Just saw several old Saabs with the same logo on the hood this morning !

Baver
Member
3 years 6 months ago

Ha!

davidgmills
Member
3 years 6 months ago

I got a couple. Can’t tell you how many times I paid for logos only to have them disappear just like the company.

Like logo like company.

baas900i
Member
3 years 6 months ago

i wrongly assumed the trollhattan area would still be covered in snow…..

phermansson
Member
3 years 6 months ago

It was covered in snow just recently =)

hilmar
Member
3 years 6 months ago

I like it, neat style, and who knows the future of Volvo, so the name NEVS could be a shelter to slip under. Just a joke. 😉

Quixcube
Member
3 years 6 months ago

I think these actions speak loudly enough. They are getting the house in order and plan to have more visitors soon. I’m very happy to see this. I’m not bothered one bit by NEVS’ silence either. Spyker was all rush, hope and talk to anyone who will listen. I prefer the strong silent type. At least I do prefer them until I have reason not to. I see no reason to worry so far.

Angelo V.
Member
3 years 6 months ago

You see no reason to worry. But aside from having wild imaginations here, there’s no reason to be excited either. The idea of relaunching an iconic car company needs stoking—-excitement. These guys appear to be in over their heads. Great if they’re the strong silent type—-but perhaps they need a mouthpiece—-a “weak marketing type” to actually move product.

Baver
Member
3 years 6 months ago

And that’s what is so screwy here. Saab IS an iconic brand. Treat it that way. Do they not realize what they have? Sure it has been badly mismanaged and misunderstood over the past many years, but the worldwide potential IS huge! So sad to see this happening.

Angelo V.
Member
3 years 6 months ago
No, I’ve concluded that they DON’T know what they have. In fact, I don’t think they care what they have. The whole thing has become a disturbing curiousity. I’m wondering if it’s some sort of scheme to bilk investors or governments/taxpayers out of money—-a green scheme, of which there are thousands around the world. Or, is it more a matter of the Chinese wanting factory technology of some sort—-Saab minds/Saab technology but not really concerned with the Saab name? That’s precisely the opposite of what we thought—-people talked about the Chinese wanting the European name/image. But since nothing is really… Read more »
Stefan Zomborcsevics
Guest
3 years 6 months ago

There could be more than those two alternative….? Since you can’t make nevs doing what you want them to do, why trash talk them?

TonymacUK
Member
3 years 6 months ago

Angelo, so close to comments I posted when these people first got involved – but, as you say, we can only watch and wait.

Carlo A
Member
3 years 6 months ago
Angelo, I think they know what they have very well … that is why they went out and paid (or was it for free?) to be able to use the SAAB brand … that is why they went out and paid to have the Trolland plant, to retain the made-in-Sweden/SAAB iconic association, you would agree with me that electric vehicles can be built in China or Romania or anywhere else …. as to the time it is taking to restart, possibly only people that have never been involved in the motor industry do not understand how long it takes to… Read more »
joer
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3 years 6 months ago

I’m amazed that some of you truly believe that the US-way of thinking, marketing etc. is the ONLY way to re-launch a future, hopefully global product range. There are several examples of “dead” products/brands that have been re-launched decades later and they were not forgotten by the public.

Baver
Member
3 years 6 months ago

Why is there an ad for me to customize my BMW 650i to the right of my typed response? Now that Audi is the new BMW, perhaps I CAN look at BMW for my next vehicle.

Stefan Zomborcsevics
Guest
3 years 6 months ago

I’ll rather see true progress like new ads to hire new staff rather than a shallow message like “we keep on” or “keep faith” or promises of a future product that isn’t ready yet.
I all for communication when there is something real to tell.

Angelo V.
Member
3 years 6 months ago

A year in, if there’s nothing to tell—-they need to move out of the way and let Mahindra come in and sell cars. This is getting silly already.

Baver
Member
3 years 6 months ago

And I bet you that Mahindra would’ve found a way to take care of previous Saab owners as well. The owners that the new Saab will need in the future.

Jeff
Member
3 years 6 months ago

Highly doubt it. As it is Mahindra is getting sued by dealers for breaking contracts themselves.

Angelo V.
Member
3 years 6 months ago

Lots of companies get sued Jeff—-lots of parties are sued all the time. Means nothing in this case. You know why NEVS hasn’t been sued? Because they’re green behind the ears—-they’ve never done anything. Utterly inexperienced and it shows—-wow, does it show.

Jeff
Member
3 years 6 months ago

No Angelo, it actually means Mahindra enters contracts then breaks them causing damages to their customers, thus getting sued. Far from nothing. I love how people here are so quick to defend them blindly, while trashing the company that actually owns Saab. It doesn’t show concern, it shows paranoia. Calm down already.

Angelo V.
Member
3 years 6 months ago
What happened with the lawsuits Jeff? And how were Mahindra customers damaged? Please explain. I thought this was between Mahindra and potential dealers. How do customers enter in, when no cars or trucks were sold? Did Mahindra have to settle out of court? Were they found guilty? I heard about them being sued last year, but never heard of an outcome. They did win a related arbitration case. If in fact they haven’t lost—-you really shouldn’t slander them. There were regulatory setbacks (surprise, surprise, leftist idiots are in charge in the U.S. these days). I don’t think you or I… Read more »
Stefan Zomborcsevics
Guest
3 years 6 months ago

There is more than blind followers and true haters!
I actually feel offended by this way of allways redicule the ones NOT slandering nevs.

There is way more than two modes you know.

KingRichardSaab
Member
3 years 6 months ago

Angelo,

Thank you for being our #1 2010-2011 warranty advocate. No one else seems to remember us.
Nice GESTURE the Saab Parts NA “safe and secure plan”….but it isn’t what I PAID for.
Us the “little” consumer, lost in the crowd….good luck Mr. Mueller, Mr. GM…..we will still be here waiting…warranty less 🙁

spacy
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3 years 6 months ago

.
A great deal of negative comments about NEVs here.

I wonder how many commentators will rush out immediately NEVS announce the restart of the 9.3 OG & EV1 and buy one straight away….!!

Stefan Zomborcsevics
Guest
3 years 6 months ago

That depends of the product. But I sure as … visit and check it out.

Angelo V.
Member
3 years 6 months ago
There aren’t enough commentators on the board to make a difference. That’s the whole point. Yes, many of us would run out and buy one, or at least look at one/test drive one. But we’re a tiny little pinhead in a giant universe. NEVS is missing what really matters—-millions of people around the world who don’t come to this site. Too much to go into—-but believe me, they need to be working this now—-working the public side of Saab and the future—-participating at car shows, chumming with the automotive press, possibly even direct mail—-though that is still a ways off—-but… Read more »
TonymacUK
Member
3 years 6 months ago

The save SAAB demo covered 42 countries – sounds amazing, until you realise that, on average, only 100 turned up in each country, 4200 in total. As you say, a tiny pinprick.

rune
Member
3 years 6 months ago

A bit unfair assessment Tony.

http://saabsunited.saabklubben.se/saab_campaigns/ covers some of the numbers. What it does not mention is that in most places people were given a week’s notice to spread the word. Yet the Dutch managed to whip up more than 800 cars (they had the most time to prepare as I recall).

I’m not sure what you expected?

Stefan Zomborcsevics
Guest
3 years 6 months ago
To some, nevs do bad, to others nevs is just plain stupid and even incompetent. To all of those, the only way for nevs is there way, there wisdom and knowing to get saabs out there. I dont think there is only one way of accompish things. There is allwas another way. Better or worse, less travelld way isn’t automatically the worse. One or two says there isn’t any rush, not anymore. If nevs had a chance of starting production day one, the might have done so. But it took long time for spyker to ramp up. And that was… Read more »
Angelo V.
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3 years 6 months ago
No, actually I don’t think anyone on the board is stupid. People are free to believe whatever they want to believe. My hope is that people are being realistic—-that there isn’t a blind faith of the name Saab—-that “it’ll all work out, because we love our Saabs.” That’s over. You’re right—-this is like a start up. It’s new. And considering that fact, things aren’t being run properly. Oh, maybe there’s progress—-perhaps behind the scenes, there is engineering, hiring, etc.—-things ARE being run properly. But I can say with 100% certainty that in a very important aspect of this “start-up” or… Read more »
MarqeDeSaab
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3 years 6 months ago
Gentlemen, For those who cannot stop with the “…are we there yet, are we there yet, are we there yet…” endless whine…………..Please give it a rest! When you buy your own car company, you can do and say whatever you want…you can even employ your own business and PR campaigns. The NEVS owners do not necessarily care what us old SAAB customers think or want. Of Course…as a loyal owner of 5 SAAB cars, I also, would wish for a more touchy-feely experience with what NEVS is doing. NEVS however, have seen the future, and the future is not us… Read more »
Angelo V.
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3 years 6 months ago

“The NEVS owners do not necessarily care what us old SAAB customers think or want.” You might be right. Which begs the question, why the **** did they bother to keep the name Saab?

spacy
Guest
3 years 6 months ago

Sounds far better than NEV….and it’s ‘SAAB’.

MarqeDeSaab
Member
3 years 6 months ago

SAAB name and purchased assets/resources is a substantial starting point for a new company.

Plus, there are many of us…around the world, who agree with what NEVS is doing, and who don’t particularly feel crushed if they don’t consult with us as to what we think or want.

Angelo V.
Member
3 years 6 months ago
Consultation isn’t what I’m asking for, communication is. And frankly, my reason for wanting it is two fold—-because I’m a fan of Saab, I want to know what their plans are. More importantly, I know that without cultivating a customer base during development, they’ll fall flat on their face and Saab will once again be the brunt of jokes all over the automotive world. If they think they can spend a couple years getting a product ready, then 15 minutes before it goes on sale, turn some magic light on and have people rushing to NEVS dealers to test drive—-they… Read more »
MarqeDeSaab
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3 years 6 months ago
Yes, we are all fans of SAAB here. I too would like for NEVS to share all of their thoughts with us. And because they don’t, it is feasible that their development strategies have been designed with that in mind. That is a perfectly understandable managerial decision…in choosing to dismiss the PR kool-aid approach. When they are ready to unveil whatever plans or products they have, I have no reason to believe that they won’t have the ability to recapture or develop a new customer base. Just like any other organization trying to succeed, they do not have to listen… Read more »
Angelo V.
Member
3 years 6 months ago

Time will tell. But it’s a shaky start. Read the comment boards here and elsewhere. The group of people most likely to be the first round of buyers are getting more skeptical of NEVS and more upset with this whole thing each passing week. It didn’t need to be that way.

MarqeDeSaab
Member
3 years 6 months ago

You are correct…time will tell.

And, it is a non sequitur to share that we here on these boards, (and elsewhere) are all of like mind.

MarkS
Member
3 years 6 months ago

The logo looks like my 9-3 badge, now that my Griffin has peeled off!

davidgmills
Member
3 years 6 months ago

You lost your licensing rights in the bankruptcy.

Stefan Zomborcsevics
Guest
3 years 6 months ago
I look at nevs open position list once a day. I would say they progress. They looked for som very interesting work force so far, and mant if them deals with production, some logistics and even some roles pointing towards ic engines. They have stated a production start in early 2014. They investigate a start of production allready in 2013, possibly with ic engines. The opening positions indicates that both those times of production starts seem possible. We have heard from su some bits here and there. To me, thats sums up a good looking picture. Much better than it… Read more »
Ralph
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3 years 6 months ago

I associate the grey circle on grey background with a Nordic winter sun (was maybe also thinking about the Japanese flag)…

aap
Member
3 years 6 months ago
Well I think the “new” logo looks nordic and sophisticated and thats good, maybe a little bit too dull. About the lack of news from NEVS I would say, the SPYKER way of continue didn’t work, so let them do it right this time. I only hope that it isn’t just a electric or bifuel og 9-3. The og 9-3 absolutely needs a thorough restyling (especially the front with the “fake” shell bonnet). The new phoenix based 9-3 , of which I’ve seen the Castriota drawings, is a disaster. Just present-day car styling, no design statement, no continuity, no true… Read more »
Allan B
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3 years 6 months ago
The new NEVS/Saab signage looks smart and purposeful to me, and I feel a renewed sense of quiet excitement about things to come. The reason NEVS are being quiet and taking a long time to do things is because that is the Swedish way – to take your time, consult, plan carefully, before doing anything major. It is not because they are part of a secret, slow-cooking conspiracy by evil Chinese communists to take over the world and force redneck Americans to eat with chopsticks in the local diner. In fact the anti-Chinese bigotry in these discussions does this site… Read more »
Thylmuc
Member
3 years 6 months ago
NEVS assumably are in a complicated situation right now. The EV hype has clamed down very quickly after consumers found out that the EVs presently offered still (like three years ago) have no sufficient range. Audi has cancelled a prestigious project, stating that the costs for the batteries didn’t come down as fast at they had expected, making the project no longer viable from a financial point of view. All other projects are also behind schedule, even the Mercedes fuel cell car has been postponed. The climate has changed, and NEVS need to find a strategy. Quite clearly, re-building the… Read more »
RS
Member
3 years 6 months ago
Thyl, with all due respect for any ”Saab outsiders” reading SU we can’t keep on saying it was the combustion engines and the product range that killed SAAB/Spyker. Just the opposite. It was the lack of product range and funds that put an end to the semi-GM free era. I strongly believe that had only one model, the 9-5 sedan been a smart hatchback they would have survived the first year much, much better. Europe had a significant demand for both the SC and 9-4 and my prediction was Saab would had come very close to breaking even in 2012… Read more »
Angelo V.
Member
3 years 6 months ago

Well then, what do you think the answer is? Personally, I think ICE cars, well designed and affordable—-are still the best way to go, even in the long run. The Audi story should be all the evidence you need that battery operated cars aren’t ready for prime time.

adde
Member
3 years 6 months ago
“NEVS aren’t moving fast enough for many Saab fans…” In Sweden we have something called, Ill translate literaly now, “re-employment protection” which means NEVS (in this case) is obligated to re-employ former SAAB-employees if those apply for a position at NEVS (talking about prodction workers). Former employees have a precedence/privilege to be offered an employment (in case they apply) before “outsiders”. And if i express myself in nice way, not all of former workers have a grade ( a piece of paper, like) from Saab Automobile AB where it stands following: “Behaviour: Honorable” and “Working skills: Excellent”. Now, my theory… Read more »
3cyl
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3 years 6 months ago

Adde, does this still apply in the case NEVS which bought the SAAB assets, but not the SAAB company?

(Ignore my original post of this comment below which I intended to enter as a response to Adde’s post .)

adde
Member
3 years 6 months ago
Couple of months ago i was wondering same thing before i either heard/read myself (cant recall) or heard from someone who was in contact with the union. The optimal solution would be ofcourse to, when that day comes, re-employ former workers (the ones NEVS wants to have back) and place them in same places cos those ppl already have required knowledge and expirience and then employ outsiders when they see how many ppl they need. Some of managers are already back, and i personaly know one who quit at Volvo (started there after the bankruptcy) and went back to NEVS… Read more »
Allan B
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3 years 6 months ago

That is a very interesting theory. Let’s see what happens.

rune
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3 years 6 months ago
FWLIW: It is my belief that talks with suppliers, although progressing at a brisk pace, has not been concluded. I do not see any point in re-employing everybody until they get closer to the point in time when they can restart production. I expect production volumes in the start will be low and they will end up hiring less people anyway, which makes me think they won’t be bound by the 9 months rule in any case. Finally, would it make economical sense to delay production for, say, a month to avoid re-hiring some of the ‘bad apples’? (assuming those… Read more »
3cyl
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3 years 6 months ago

Adde, does this still apply in the case NEVS which bought the SAAB assets, but not the SAAB company?

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