Philip Wolstencroft
Member
2 years 11 days ago

What a great interview. Really nice to see the employees starting to be more open about some of the exciting projects that are happening behind those famous Swedish doors. Also interesting to note that Anders Bjornberg seemed pretty confident about the company’s current position in terms of securing investment. Let’s hope all this clever inventing proves worth it in the next few months. I dare say we are rooting for new models to roll out of the factory doors!

Brian Hamilton
Member
2 years 11 days ago

Oh Trued, how could you possibly have asked “Who are you?” to such an important NEVS executive?
A good interview plagued by that question in the back of my mind.

leivonen
Guest
2 years 10 days ago
“Oh Trued, how could you possibly have asked “Who are you?” to such an important NEVS executive?” Oh Brian, only a class conscious Anglophone could come up with such a comment. Nordics are much more egalitarian, furthermore have you not considered that both men are not speaking in their native tongue neither and direct translations do not always convey the same message – I think it could have easily been interpreted as ‘would you like to introduce yourself’. Finally, I didn’t detect any offence on the part of Anders. As to the interview itself, we now have a much better… Read more »
Brian Hamilton
Member
2 years 10 days ago
“Class conscious Anglophone?” That’s a good one! I’m just an average Joe, so to suggest also that I’m less egalitarian than the average Nordic is extremely presumptuous of you. Surely Trued would be aware that such language distinctions exist, in which case, for the benefit of all the SAAB driving Anglophones, he could have asked “Would you like to introduce yourself?” Furthermore, I didn’t suggest that Anders found Trued’s question offensive, but to some degree, I did find it so. To me, it came across as though Trued didn’t know who Anders was, and I’m sure the average Anglophone would… Read more »
phermansson
Member
2 years 10 days ago

Let it go Brian, you obviously dont know how we usually interact in Scandinavia. To ask simply “vem är du” (who are you) in Swedish is simply the way we talk… it was not offensive in anyway!

Swedish is a much more casual language than british english.

leivonen
Guest
2 years 10 days ago
To quote you Brian, “As a matter of interest, down here in beautiful Australia, SAAB is generally regarded as being a much more up-market brand than VW. It’s probably placed about the same as Audi in the perceptive stakes. I know many people react to my SAAB’s as though I’m very well off. They say, “I could never afford a SAAB”…. and “to suggest also that I’m less egalitarian than the average Nordic is extremely presumptuous of you.” In your own words……. I rest my case. My love of SAAB comes from the originality of design, engineering, focus on safety… Read more »
Brian Hamilton
Member
2 years 10 days ago

Regardless of the lack of understanding on both our parts, let’s hope NEVS can succeed and we can start seeing SAAB’s being made and sold once again.

phermansson
Member
2 years 10 days ago

I dont think anyone disagree with you on that one! Keeping our fingers x’ed… =)

Joel
Member
2 years 9 days ago

I’m English, I understood that Trued knows exactly to whom he was talking, I was not offended, I am now with all this rubbish that has been exchanged…
… Back to the interview, very good indeed and I’m now looking forward to the videos of the test drive!! 🙂

MeanSabean
Member
2 years 10 days ago

Great Interview, the Saabista’s have a lot to hope for!!!!

Sensonic
Member
2 years 10 days ago

@Philip:

They have to be more open because of the current state of the company. That’ll keep the ball rolling in the media. Remember when GM didn’t want to give SAAB more money to develop new models on their own, they came up with concept car models just to show something.

P.S. The strangest thing: I tried to log in using Google Chrome browser: didn’t accept my log in. Now when I’m using Mozilla Firefox, everything was OK. What gives???

Audun
Member
2 years 10 days ago

I think Mahindra need NEVS and their people to make a great EV. 🙂

95saabowneruk
Member
2 years 10 days ago

Yep agreed. Looks like the Saab factory can still come up with the goods no matter what has happened in the last 4 years!

saabdog
Member
2 years 10 days ago
What a difference it makes to actually see and hear the people at Nevs discuss their work. In a way, it makes me feel bad about criticizing the direction of an all electric Saab (even though I don’t agree with this direction). You can tell Anders is quite sincere and passionate about the development of this car. I wish him and everyone at the company well. My greatest hope is that Saab is purchased by a well funded auto manufacturer that is focused on all forms of propulsion (electric, hybrid and ICE), and these good people get to keep their… Read more »
No 9
Member
2 years 10 days ago

Oh well, I guess I’ll never know what kind of batteries they are using.

phermansson
Member
2 years 9 days ago

Yes you will, in the next interview =)

No 9
Member
2 years 9 days ago

Excellent!
I’m also curious about which media attended the test drives. Nothing seems to have come out out of Sweden?

Nine
Member
2 years 10 days ago

Good stuff. Hope to see more soon. Fingers crossed for new investors for Saab.

JoPlSe
Member
2 years 5 days ago

Why do Nevs state 0-100 in ten seconds when the EV obviously beats the ICE-version on the track?

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