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NEVS: Anette Johansson to be Nevs’ new VP Human Resources

September 1, 2015 in NEVS

Birgitta Jäghem Löfving, who has been Nevs’ VP Human Resources since the beginning of the company in 2012 summer, will return to her previous consulting business.

As Birgitta’s successor, Anette Johansson is appointed as the new VP HR of Nevs. Anette’s recent assignment was HR Head of Negotiation at Göteborg Energi and prior to that, she held various HR consultant positions such as HR Director for Wärtsilä and Stena Stål. Anette has also previously worked as HR manager at Saab Automobile and Saab Automobile Powertrain.

Anette Johansson will begin at Nevs on Monday October 5, and co-work with Birgitta Jäghem Löfving who leaves on Friday October 16 for the handover procedure.

“First of all, I want to say a big thank you to Birgitta Jäghem Löfving for her great achievements during the first three years of Nevs. We will miss you and I wish you the best of luck in your role as CEO of the consulting firm HRAB”, said Mattias Bergman, President Nevs.

”We kept about 350 key employees during last summer’s financial crisis, and now we are in the midst of recruitment for another 150 people to carry out projects with our partners and for the development of our business plan. HR plays a key role for Nevs to continue to build the company culture and values. I warmly welcome Anette Johansson to Nevs. We are happy to have you and your vast experience on board”, said Mattias Bergman, President Nevs.

”I feel proud to have the opportunity to be on the journey to Nevs vision and make a contribution to a sustainable environment. With my experience from many years of HR work in different companies and industries, and together with Nevs HR team, I look forward to contributing to the development of Nevs and its exciting future”, said Anette Johansson.

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Press-release: Nevs and Dongfeng tie-up for long-term strategic cooperation

August 17, 2015 in NEVS, News, Press Releasse

National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB (Nevs) and Dongfeng Motor Corporation (Dongfeng) signed a strategic cooperation agreement on August 17, 2015 to achieve global industrial synergies.

Since July 2015, Nevs has started working with Dongfeng on complete vehicle development projects to enhance Dongfeng’s technical strength and improve Nevs’ own development capability. Now both parties have agreed to expand their cooperation from technical development to further business areas such as global purchasing and distribution network.

Dongfeng has formed several strategic long term partnerships with other international major car manufacturers including AB Volvo and as a 14 percent shareholder of PSA. Dongfeng Motor, with several JVs in China including Peugeot, Citroën, Renault, Nissan, Infinity, Honda and Kia, is one of the world’s largest automobile companies, with an annual output over 3.83 million units in 2014 and 1.83 million in the first half of 2015. A long-term and stable alliance with Dongfeng is of great significance for Nevs to achieve its business opportunity.

According to the agreement, Dongfeng will support Nevs on the construction of new energy vehicles production and R&D in Tianjin and the formation of Nevs’ sales and service with support from Dongfeng’s dealer network. Dongfeng will also support Nevs to achieve the new energy vehicle mass production.

Nevs will support Dongfeng on their own brands to meet regulations and technical specifications of overseas markets, and assist DFM to develop important markets in Europe and North America.

“Dongfeng is one of the leading vehicle company groups in the world. Through this cooperation, Nevs’ will be able to create industrial synergies, share the development costs, expand the supplier bases and increase the overall competitiveness for our own future products. This cooperation is one of the steps for Nevs to become a front-runner in the automotive industry, with focus on electric vehicles” said Mr. Mattias Bergman, President, Nevs.

DFM Brief Introduction

Dongfeng Motor Corporation (DFM) is the third biggest Chinese state-owned automobile manufacturer headquartered in Wuhan, Hubei Province. As of December 2014, DFM had in total approximately 176 000 full-time employees.

DFM is connected with a variety of international OEMs and produces a wide range of foreign products in China including those of Peugeot, Citroën, Renault, Honda, Kia, Nissan and Infinity. The total output in 2014 was 3.83 million units with revenue of 483 billion RMB.

In 2012 DFM acquired 70% of T engineering, a Trollhättan based engineering company and a spin off from Saab Automobile Powertrain, as their first R&D center overseas.

In 2014, DFG became the 14% shareholder of PSA Peugeot Citroën.

DFM is listed as no.113 in the world on Fortune 500.

Press Release: Nevs celebrates ground breaking ceremony for Production and R&D in Tianjin, China

June 29, 2015 in NEVS, Press-Release

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Nevs’ Chairman Kai Johan Jiang at the ground breaking ceremony in Tianjin June 28 // Photo-credit: Nevs

Like the news from last Wednesday said, Nevs celebrated the ground breaking yesterday in Tianjin, China, There will they build facilitates for production and R&D,  with a capacity for 200 000 units/year.

Chairman Kai Johan Jiang was on site together with president Mattias Bergman, and they even had more news to come with; a new partner. This new partner is Teamsun, a it-company based in Beijing. Together with State Research Information Technology (SRIT), Teamsun and Nevs has registered two new joint ventures, one for production and one for R&D. The investments in the joint venture will be initially 1 billion RMB/CNY (~161 million USD) respectively 200 millions RMB/CNY (~32.2 million USD). At the same time, Nevs announces a agreement with Bank of China that grants Nevs a credit of 10 billion RMB/CNY (~1.61 billion USD) to support Nevs business in China.

So what now? Nevs is as we see on their way back in business, but this is only a small step. There will be many more small (and of course some big) steps before we all can breathe out, and the Stallbacka factory again produce cars again. We can only cross our fingers, if the good news continues as it has done so far this spring I hope it not will be the last positive news we hear from the guys at Nevs this summer!

Read the full press release under the picture!

The ground breaking ceremony in Tianjin June 28 Photo-credit: Nevs

The ground breaking ceremony in Tianjin June 28 // Photo-credit: Nevs

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Press Release: The construction of Nevs’ Chinese factory in Tianjin starts June 28

June 24, 2015 in NEVS, Press Releasse

The construction of Nevs’ Chinese factory in Tianjin starts June 28

To mark start of construction of Nevs’ New energy vehicle factory in China, and the establishment of a R&D-center, a groundbreaking ceremony will be held in Tianjin June 28.

The Tianjin manufacturing plant will be Nevs’ second global production base focused on EVs, initially for the Chinese market. Nevs’ research, development and production will be managed from its headquarters in Trollhättan.

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NEVS Is Asking For Your Saab Story

June 11, 2015 in Fan Stuff, NEVS

NEVS posted a request on their Instagram account asking for your personal Saab story:

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I am sure there are many great stories to tell. Send yours to mystory@saabcars.com

Open day at Nevs in Trollhättan, Friday 5th June

June 2, 2015 in NEVS, Saab Festival 2015

SAAB Factory March 2013As earlier announced Nevs is going to have open day at the Technical Decelopment Center on Friday (June the 5th) this weekend during the Saabfestival, and we got this from Nevs today:

Nevs is going to offer different activities from 10:00 to 16:00, included a guided tour at the lab, there they will show how they develop and verify cars. There will also be info about the electric car by the program director of the electric cars, and the possibility to go with one of Nevs’s professional test drivers on a tour around the factory test track with a 2014 9-3 Aero.

Nevs offers continuously transport from Saab Car Museum and back, starting at 09:45

Program:

10.00/11.00/12.00/13.00/14.00/15.00
Lab-tour. 20min guided tour, introduction to Nevs technical facilities.

10.30/12.30/13.30/14.30/15.30
Seminar, 30 minutes. “From sketch to complete product”

11.30
Nevs future, presentation by Nevs CEO Mattias Bergman

10.00-16.00
Go with the professional test drivers on the factory test track with a 2014 9-3 Aero

Staff from Nevs will be available at the front desk shows you the way to the different activites.

Lunch can be eaten at Resturant Saltes, open 11:00 to 15:00

WHAT: Open day at Nevs, Trollhättan
WHERE: Nevs, Technical gate, Flygfältsvägen, Trollhättan
WHEN: Friday 5th June, 10.00-16:00, First transport from Saab Car Museum, 09:45

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Press-meeting at NEVS today at 11:00 CET

May 27, 2015 in NEVS

NEVS has for a while been conducting dialogues regarding technical and industrial partnerships. The original business plan already called for strategic partnerships in order to create a more sustainable future.

Todays press-meeting will deliver two new Chinese part-owners presented by Mattias Bergman which is a significant step in order to deliver upon the business plan to create sustainable mobility through electric cars for the future.

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NEVS applied to leave reorgnization

April 8, 2015 in NEVS

According to the local newspaper ttela.se and to SwerigeradioP4 NEVS has applied to the court to terminate the reorganization period on the 14th of April.

They have chosen the 14th of April as the composition can be appealed until the 13th of April.

This is an already announced step, but it has been done now. After the 14th of April NEVS will be in a better position to negotiate with the new partners.

Next step is to present the cooperation contracts or new ownership contracts, and I don’t think we will have to wait long for that.